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Catherine Chant has been crocheting for almost 40 years and making jewelry for a little over five years. A pair of her beaded earrings were featured in the Spring, 2011 issue of Stringing magazine. ...

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Easy Striped Earflap Hat

from Catherine Chant Crochet Etc.
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Easy Striped Earflap Hat
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Easy Striped Earflap Hat Hat displayed flat
Easy Striped Earflap Hat Invisible seam at back

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on, knit, purl, kfb increase, k2tog decrease
  • working with stitch holders
  • mattress stitch
  • single crochet, slip stitch

Pattern Description:

This hat was inspired by my son. He needed a new winter hat since he'd outgrown his old one. After going through several different styles (beanie, roll brim etc), my son settled on an earflap hat. I made several prototypes, adjusting the pattern as I worked to come up with this final version that looks and fits great.

The pattern recommends a self-striping variegated yarn to produce the stripes. The hat is worked flat on straight needles and seamed with mattress stitch to create an invisible close at the back. An easy project for beginners.

The crochet edge is optional, but gives the hat a smooth finish.


14 stitches and 22 rows stockinette = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 22-inches around, fits older children and adults


  • 1 skein (3.5 oz/109 yds) chunky weight yarn in a self-striping print pattern
  • Suggested yarn: Deborah Norville Serenity Print chunky wt yarn from Premier Yarns, color DN600-04 "Walden Pond."
  • Size 8 (5 mm) straight needles (14-inch)
  • 2 stitch holders
  • yarn needle
  • 2 size 8 (5 mm) double-pointed needles (DPNs) (for I-cord)
  • size H (5 mm) crochet hook (for edging)

Suggested yarn:

109 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Deborah Norville Serenity Print


Walden Pond