Pattern Download

Easy Striped Earflap Hat


Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Seamed
  • Worked Flat

What You Get

  • Digital Pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates

How it works

  • This pattern was designed by a Craftsy independent design partner!
  • You'll purchase through PayPal and all profits go to the designer.
  • After purchase find your pattern in your pattern library.

Pattern Details

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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on, knit, purl, kfb increase, k2tog decrease working with stitch holders mattress stitch single crochet, slip stitch GAUGE 14 stitches and 22 rows stockinette = 4 inches SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 22-inches around, fits older children and adults SUGGESTED YARN 109 yards of Chunky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Deborah Norville Serenity Print COLORWAY Walden Pond

Supplies Needed

  • 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)

Sold by

Catherine Chant Crochet Etc.
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. She dabbles in many other crafts as well, such as knitting. cross-stitch and polymer clay, and contributes pattern and project articles to the crafting inspiration site She sells handmade knit, crochet and jewelry gifts through her Etsy store You can learn more about Catherine at her website