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Little Flower Ear Flap Hat Free Crochet Pattern by KT and the Squid

This simple ear flap hat holds a special place in my heart because it was the very first hat I sold back in 2009 when I started my business. Now it is available as a free pattern here!

If you’d like to print this pattern or have is as a PDF you can purchase it.

Materials:
H hook
Worsted weight yarn (2 skeins of Vanna’s Choice)
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Ch= chain
Sc= single crochet
Dc= double crochet
Dc2tog= double crochet 2 together
Tr= treble crochet
FLO= front loop only
BLO= Back loop only

Gauge:
Approximately 6 dcs by 3.6 rows = 2” square

Sizes:
Newborn (fits up 14”), 3-6 months (fits up to 17”), 6-12 months (fits up to 19”), Toddler, (fits up
to 20”) Child (fits up to 21”) and Adult (fits up to 24”).

Notes:

  • Read all instructions before beginning.
    This hat is worked in rounds. Do not turn unless the instructions tell you to (you will turn
    your work when making earflaps)
  • The ch2 (also known as the turning chains) at the beginning of each round does NOT
    count as a stitch.
  • Always join to the 1st stitch of the round with a slip stitch and work the 1st stitch of the
    next round in the same stitch you joined into.
  • I like to start my hats with a magic ring. If you do not know this technique you may also
    start the hat with 3 chs and working the first round into the 3rd ch from the hook.
  • After you have finished the hat you will then make a flower if you want and sew it on.
    You can make the flower slightly larger or smaller by using a smaller or larger hook.

Stitch Guide:
Magic ring: Make a large loop with yarn crossing the end of the yarn over the working strand.
Hold the loop with your fingers, insert your hook into the loop and pull up a loop of the working
yarn. Begin the # of chs indicated here. Work the # of stitches indicated in the loop. To close the
ring pull on the yarn’s end.

Double Crochet 2 together (dc2tog): *Yarn over, insert the hook into the fist st, yarn over and
draw up a loop, yarn over and draw the yarn through 2 loops on the hook; Repeat from * one
more time, yarn over and draw through the remaining 3 loops on the hook.

Treble crochet (tr): Yarn over twice, insert hook into the st indicated, yarn over draw up a loop
(4 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw up through
2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook.


Instructions:

Newborn:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch 3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 10 dc in ring. Join (10)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (20)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (30)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (40)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (40)
Rnd 6-9 – Repeat rnd 5. (40)

EAR FLAP
Row 1 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 6, dc2tog, turn. (8)
Row 2 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 4, dc2tog, turn. (6)
Row 3 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog, turn. (4)
Row 4 – Ch 1, dc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat ear flap instructions for the second ear flap. You will need to leave 14 sts
unworked in between the two earflaps. This space will the front of the hat.

TRIM
Join with your trim color in any st at the back of the hat. Work scs evenly around the entire hat.
When you reach the last row of each ear flap work 2 scs in each of the two sts.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to flower instructions.

3-6 months:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 11 dc in ring. Join (11)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (22)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (33)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (44)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (44)
Rnd 6-10 – Repeat rnd 5. (44)

EAR FLAP
Row 1 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 6, dc2tog, turn. (8)
Row 2 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 4, dc2tog, turn. (6)
Row 3 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog, turn. (4)
Row 4 – Ch 1, dc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat ear flap instructions for the second ear flap. You will need to leave 16 sts
unworked in between the two earflaps. This space will the front of the hat.

TRIM
Join with your trim color in any st at the back of the hat. Work scs evenly around the entire hat.
When you reach the last row of each ear flap work 2 scs in each of the two sts.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to flower instructions.

6-12 months:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 10 dc in ring. Join (10)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (20)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (30)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (40)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, *dc 3, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (50)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (50)
Rnd 7-12 – Repeat rnd 6. (50)

EAR FLAP
Row 1 – Ch 2, dc in the next 10, turn. (10)
Row 2 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 6, dc2tog, turn. (8)
Row 3 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 4, dc2tog, turn. (6)
Row 4 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog, turn. (4)
Row 5 – Ch 1, dc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat ear flap instructions for the second ear flap. You will need to leave 17 sts
unworked in between the two earflaps. This space will the front of the hat.

TRIM
Join with your trim color in any st at the back of the hat. Work scs evenly around the entire hat.
When you reach the last row of each ear flap work 2 scs in each of the two sts.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to flower instructions.

Toddler:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 9 dc in ring. Join (9)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (18)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (27)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (36)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, *dc 3, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (45)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, *dc 4, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (54)
Rnd 7 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (54)
Rnd 8-13 – Repeat rnd 7. (54)

EAR FLAP
Row 1 – Ch 2, dc in the next 10, turn. (10)
Row 2 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 6, dc2tog, turn. (8)
Row 3 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 4, dc2tog, turn. (6)
Row 4 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog, turn. (4)
Row 5 – Ch 1, dc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat ear flap instructions for the second ear flap. You will need to leave 19 sts
unworked in between the two earflaps. This space will the front of the hat.

TRIM
Join with your trim color in any st at the back of the hat. Work scs evenly around the entire hat.
When you reach the last row of each ear flap work 2 scs in each of the two sts.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to flower instructions.

Child:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 10 dc in ring. Join (10)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (20)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (30)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (40)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, *dc 3, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (50)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, (dc 5, 2dc) 8 times. Dc 1 in last 2 sts. Join (58)
Rnd 7 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (58)
Rnd 8-14 – Repeat rnd 7. (58)

EAR FLAP
Row 1 – Ch 1, sc in the next 12, turn. (12)
Row 2 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in the next 8, dc2tog, turn. (10)
Row 2 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 6, dc2tog, turn. (8)
Row 3 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 4, dc2tog, turn. (6)
Row 4 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog, turn. (4)
Row 5 – Ch 1, dc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat ear flap instructions for the second ear flap. You will need to leave 20 sts
unworked in between the two earflaps. This space will the front of the hat.

TRIM
Join with your trim color in any st at the back of the hat. Work scs evenly around the entire hat.
When you reach the last row of each ear flap work 2 scs in each of the two sts.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to flower instructions.

Adult:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 11 dc in ring. Join (11)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2 dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (22)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (33)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (44)
Rnd 5 – Ch2, *dc 3, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (55)
Rnd 6 – Ch2, *dc 4, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (66)
Rnd 7 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (66)
Rnd 8-16 – Repeat rnd 7. (66)

EAR FLAP
Row 1 – Ch 1, sc in the next 14, turn. (14)
Row 2 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in the next 10, dc2tog, turn (12)
Row 2 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in the next 8, dc2tog, turn. (10)
Row 2 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 6, dc2tog, turn. (8)
Row 3 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 4, dc2tog, turn. (6)
Row 4 – Ch 1, dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog, turn. (4)
Row 5 – Ch 1, dc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat ear flap instructions for the second ear flap. You will need to leave 20 sts
unworked in between the two earflaps. This space will the front of the hat.

TRIM
Join with your trim color in any st at the back of the hat. Work scs evenly around the entire hat.
When you reach the last row of each ear flap work 2 scs in each of the two sts.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to flower instructions.


Flower
Start with magic ring, ch 1 OR ch 2 and work first round in 2nd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – work 5 sc in ring, join. (5)
Rnd 2 – *This round will be worked in the FLO. (Ch 2, dc 2, ch 2, ss) in the first sc, (ss, ch 2, 2dc,
ch 2, ss) in the remaining 4 scs, join with a ss to back loop of the first sc. (5 petals)
Rnd 3 – *This round will now be worked in the BLO of rnd 1 (loops left behind by rnd 2). (Ch 2,
dc, 2 tr, dc, ch 2, ss) in first sc, (ch 2, dc, 2 tr, dc, ch 2, ss) in each of the remaining 4 scs. (5
petals)
Leave a long tail for sewing. Fasten off and sew on to the hat.