Monday, January 28, 2013

Crochet Football Hat w/ Earflaps {Free Pattern}

Featured At: Sarahndipities

Over here at Huckleberry Love, football is HUGE! We love it. So to celebrate Superbowl XLVII, we decided to dedicate this whole week to football/Superbowl related posts.


I decided that my contribution to Superbowl week would be a very cute crochet football hat complete with earflaps and tails. Instead of browsing the internet to find a pattern that I liked, I opted to write my own, and here it is, just for you! :)

Need to Knows Before Beginning
~half double crochet (hdc)
~single crochet (sc)
~slip stitch (sl st)
~chain (ch)
~main colour (MC)
~contrasting colour (CC)
*when joining after a round is complete, make sure to join to first HDC and not to the ch 2, to avoid holes.
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~ 4.25mm (G) hook
~Worsted weight yarn in  Brown & White (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
~Tapestry Needle


Hat Body

Starting Ring: Make a magic ring, ch2, 9HDC into the magic ring, join w/ sl st to the first HDC (make sure not to join to the ch or it can leave holes), ch2.
Round 2: HDC into the next stitch and all stitches around, join to first HDC, ch2. (18 HDC)

Round 3: *HDC into next stitch, 2HDC in next stitch*; repeat from * all the way around, join to first HDC, ch2. (27 HDC)
Round 4: *HDC into next 2 stitches, 2HDC in next stitch*; repeat from * all the way around, join to first HDC, ch2. (36 HDC)

Round 5: *HDC into next 3 stitches, 2HDC in next stitch*; repeat from * all the way around, join to first HDC, ch2 (45 HDC)
Round 6: *HDC into next 4 stitches, 2HDC in next stitch*; repeat from * all the way around, join to first HDC, ch2. Fasten off. (54 HDC)

Change to CC, join, ch2
Round 7-8: HDC into each stitch around. Fasten off.(54HDC)

Change to MC, join, ch2

Round 9-15: HDC into each stitch around. Fasten off. (54 HDC)
Change to CC, join, ch2
Round 16-17: HDC into each stitch around. Fasten off. (54 HDC)

Change to MC, join, ch2

Round 18: HDC into each stitch around. Fasten off (54 HDC)


 Left Earflap:
From back of the hat where you fastened off, count 7 stitches, join w/ MC, ch2
1.       HDC in next 10 stitches, ch2, turn (10 HDC)

2.       HDC in next 10 stitches, ch2, turn (10 HDC)

3.       HDC2tog, HDC in next 6 stitches, HDC2tog, ch2, turn (8 HDC)

4.       HDC in next 8 stitches, ch2, turn (8 HDC)

5.       HDC2tog, HDC in next 4 stitches, HDC2tog, ch2, turn (6 HDC)

6.       HDC in next 6 stitches, ch2, turn (6HDC)

7.       HDC2tog, HDC in next 2 stitches, HDC2tog, ch2, turn (4HDC) Fasten off.

Right Earflap:
Count 18 stitches from end of left earflap, join w/ MC, ch2
       1.       HDC in next 10 stitches, ch2, turn (10 HDC)

2.       HDC in next 10 stitches, ch2, turn (10 HDC)

3.       HDC2tog, HDC in next 6 stitches, HDC2tog, ch2, turn (8 HDC)

4.       HDC in next 8 stitches, ch2, turn (8 HDC)

5.       HDC2tog, HDC in next 4 stitches, HDC2tog, ch2, turn (6 HDC)

6.       HDC in next 6 stitches, ch2, turn (6HDC)

7.       HDC2tog, HDC in next 2 stitches, HDC2tog, ch2, turn (4HDC)

8.      SC around entire hat (I like to 2sc in each joint between earflap and hat and also on the two corners of each earflap to give it a more rounded look. This step is completely optional though), join w/ first sc. Fasten off.

Tassles:
Cut 12 12” pieces of each colour of yarn

Slip 6 brown & 6 white into last space of each earflap. Knot. 
Braid each 12 piece section of yarn. Knot and trim.


Lastly, using your tapestry needle, find the closest stitch to the center of the hat and sew the laces on.

And there it is, a very simple and incredibly cute football hat for your little mascot! Some may think that this hat is just for boys, but I think it is great for girls too, as you can see from the model in my pictures. ;)





 This is one of my first patterns, so please feel free to ask questions or let me know if they are any kinks.

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns, but if you do, I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***




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20 comments:

  1. awwww, the hate is adorable, but the model is too cute! I wish I could crochet more than a chain!

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  2. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern! And thanks for linking up to Hookin on Hump Day!

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    1. Thank you Christine. I love Hookin on Humpday! :)

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  3. Hi! I've featured you on Make Something Monday this week! Come take a peek! Thanks for linking up!

    ~ Sarah

    http://sarahndipities.indiemade.com/blog/make-something-monday-link-party-69

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah! How exciting! :)

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  4. Unless I missed it... what size is this pattern? Thanks... It's ADORABLE!!!!!

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    1. You didn't miss it, I just forgot to put that fairly important detail, lol. It's a 12-24 month pattern. :)

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  5. I am confused on this part. It states to join to the 1st hdc, but there is only 1 there. Am I missing something??? Also I am having to use hook size 6.50 mm for a bulky yarn would that affect how the beginning looks?? I have adjusted patterns before, but this one has me stumped! Any help is greatly appreciated! thanks so much!! (Make a magic ring, ch2, HDC into the magic ring, join w/ sl st to the first HDC (make sure not to join to the ch or it can leave holes), ch2.

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    1. I'm guessing you start out with 9 on the first round, and then the second round you do two into each stitch to get the 18. But I may be wrong.

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    2. Oh my gosh, I just realized that I wrote this wrong. Stephanie, you are so right... Instead of "Make a magic ring, ch2, HDC into the magic ring, join w/ slst to the first HDC" it is meant to read "Make a magic ring, ch2, 9HDC into the magic ring, join w/ slst to the first HDC".
      Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention, I have now fixed it in the original post! :)

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  6. suggestions on sizing to make this a premie or at least a new born size?

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    1. For a preemie size, I'd follow the pattern to round 4 (36HDC) and then skip to row 7 where you change colour for two rows and then back to your main colour for 6 rows and then colour change for two rows followed by a final main colour row. So instead of 18 total rows, there should be 15. If that seems too long, I'd take out one of the main colour rows. For the earflaps, I'd only crochet 8 stitches instead of 10 and work down from there. I hope I'm not confusing you. I plan to write out this pattern for multiple sizes at some point, but until then, let me know if you have any questions! :)

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    2. that sounds about right! i'm a crochet by the seat of my pants kind of person.....when needed :) thanks! love love the first one I made! now making a pink/white for my grand daughter!

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  7. Love the hat,but the model is so cute ! :) thanks for sharing

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  8. Suggestions to adjust to an adult size?

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  9. Hi Melissa, to adjust this to an adult size, instead of stopping at Round 6 with 54 stitches, you continue working the pattern until 8 Rounds and 66 stitches.
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    Round 7:DC into next 5 stitches, 2HDC in next stitch, continue around. (60 HDC)
    Round 8:HDC into next 6 stitches, 2HDC in next stitch, continue around. (66 HDC)

    From then on you just continue to work 66 HDC around until your hat is long enough, about 19 rounds, changing colours to adjust stripes as needed. The tassels and earflaps will stay the same. :)

    I hope this helps, let me know if you have anymore questions!!!

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