Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Celestial Elfy Earflap Hat And Free Pattern!


Last fall I won some beautiful sock weight yarn from Celestial Strings and I decided to turn one of the oh so soft skeins into a Christmas present for my son, Isaac. I knew he would love the dark greenish-blue tweed and I had recently seen some elf hats with earflaps that I thought he would look so handsome in. For the free pattern scroll down, or to purchase the pdf, click here.




This is the hat that I designed and I really do think that he looks very handsome in it!


Yesterday we had a snow day and I really can't resist taking pictures in the snow!







Materials

- Sock weight yarn (I used approximately 278 yards of Celestial Strings Special Edition Galaxy Tweed in One of a Kind "Spruce Trees")

- E hook (3.5 mm)

- Scissors

- Measuring tape

- Darning needle

Gauge: 

12 stitches and 5 rows =2 inches in double crochet

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
dc2tog = double crochet decrease
sc2tog = single crochet decrease 

Let's get started: (Fits 20-22 inch head)


R1: Make a loose slip knot or start with a magic ring or whatever method you prefer, and ch 2 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout the pattern), Put 12 dc into the loose slip knot or the preferred beginning method. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =12

R2: ch 2, dc into the same stitch and each stitch around.  Sl st to the first dc of the round. =12

R3: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next stitch. *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next stitch. Repeat from the * around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =18

R4: ch 2, dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =18

R5: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next 2 stitches. *2dc into the next stitch. dc into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =24

R6: ch 2, dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =24

R7: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next 3 stitches. *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the * around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. = 30

R8: ch 2, dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =30

R9: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next 4 stitches. *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next 4 stitches. Repeat from the * around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. = 36

R10: ch 2, dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =36

R11: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next 5 stitches. *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next 5 stitches. Repeat from the * around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =42

R12: ch 2, dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =42

R13: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next 6 stitches. *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next 6 stitches. Repeat from the * around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. = 48

R14: ch 2, dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =48

R15: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next 7 stitches.  *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next 7 stitches. Repeat from the * around. Sl st to the first dc of the round.  = 54

R16: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next 8 stitches. *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next 8 stitches. Repeat from the * around. Sl st to the first dc of the round.= 60

R17: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next 9 stitches. *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next 9 stitches. Repeat from the * around.  Sl st to the first dc of the round. = 66

R18: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next 10 stitches. *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next 10 stitches. Repeat from the * around.  Sl st to the first dc of the round. = 72

R19: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next 5 stitches. *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next 5 stitches. Repeat from the * around.  Sl st to the first dc of the round.= 84

R20: ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next 6 stitches. *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next 6 stitches. Repeat from the * around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. = 96

R21: ch 2, dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =96

Repeat R21 until the length of the hat measures 6 inches (not counting the tail.)

Earflaps:

Left Earflap

R1: Count 8 from the side and slip stitch in. Make a sc and chain 1 (counts as a dc)  dc into the next 19 stitches. Turn =20

R2: sc, ch 1, dc into the next 19 stitches. Turn =20

R3: sc, ch 1 into the next stitch ( this equals a decrease) dc into the next 7 stitches, dc2tog, dc into the next 7 stitches, dc2tog. Turn =17

R4: sc, ch 1 into the next stitch (this equals a decrease) dc into the next 4 stitches, dc2tog, dc into the next stitch, dc2tog, dc into the next 4 stitches, dc2tog. Turn = 13

R5: sc, ch1 into the next stitch (this equals a decrease) dc into the next 9 stitches, dc2tog. Turn = 11

R6: sc, ch1 into the next stitch (this equals a decrease), dc2tog, dc into the next 3 stitches, dc2tog 2x. Turn =7

R7: sc, ch1 into the next stitch (this equals a decrease), dc into the next 3 stitches, dc2tog. Turn =5

R8: sc, ch1 into the next stitch (this equals a decrease), dc into the next stitch, dc2tog. Turn =3

R9: sc2tog =1

Right Earflap 

Turn over and count 12 from the side and use the left ear flap pattern.

Add a tassel and braids.
The end!

I hope ya'll like this pattern!

If you LOVE this pattern, click here to purchase the pdf.


Copyright ©2015 Alexandra Halsey

You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern without permission.



Soft hugs <3



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