Crochet Baby Braided Earflap Beanie

Crochet Baby Braided Earflap Beanie

So cute and colorful this earflap beanie hat will keep your little one warm, cozy and stylish! The puff stitches give the hat some nice texture detail while the colors make it interesting and sweet and will match a lot of outfits. This is a great pattern for a baby girl or boy, very versatile. If you need any help changing colors please check out my post on 6 ways to change color in crochet. The free pattern is below. Click HERE for the toddler size version.

 

 

Materials:

  • Medium worsted weight yarn (3 colors)
  • blunt needle
  • Hook size I

 

Abbreviations:

ch- chain

st(s)- stitch(es)

lp- loop

sk- skip

sc-single crochet

dc- double crochet

sc2tog- single crochet two together

sl-st- Slip stitch

 

Special Stitches:

Puff: Yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over pull up another loop, repeat 3 more times for a total of 5 and yarn over and pull through all loops.

 

Color abbreviations:

A-pink

B- gray

C-blue

 

Body of hat:

With color A:

Make magic circle

10 dc in ring, sl st to join.

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in same ch 2 st and 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same ch 2 st, *dc in next, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * around, sl st to join.

**Change to color B**

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same ch 2 st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * around, sl st to join.

**Change to color C**

Row 4: Ch 2, puff in first ch st, *ch 1, sk next st and puff in next st,* repeat from * around, sl st to join.

**Change to color B**

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same ch 2 st, 2 dc in each space between puffs from previous row, sl st to join.

**Change to color C**

Row 6: Repeat row 4.

**Change to color A**

Row 7: Repeat row 5.

**Change to color B**

Rows 8-9: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st to join. Fasten off, weave in end.

 

Ear Flaps:

Count over 13 sts from the back seam where you just fastened off. Draw up a lp and ch 1. Sc next 8 sts.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 4 sts, sc2tog, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc next 6 sts, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc next 2 sts, sc2tog, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc next 4 sts.

 

Fasten off 1 earflap. Lay the hat flat with the earflap facing you, turn over and pick up a lp on the opposite side of the hat where the end of the earflap is. Ch 1, sc next 8 sts and repeat rows 1-4 of the earflap. Don’t fasten off, sc around the entire hat with 2sc in each corner of the earflaps. Fasten off and weave in end.

Weave in all ends on the inside of the hat. It may be tempting to crochet over the ends with all the color changes but you must weave in the ends so you don’t have any yarn tails poking out.

 

Side Braids:

Holding colors B & C together (or all 3 colors if you desire), cut 9 (6 for 3 strands), 40″ strands of yarn. Fold in half, insert hook in the enter of the base of the earflap and grab the center of the yarn strands with your hook. Pull through and yarn over all straps through the loop. You may need to use a larger hook to get all the yarn strands though the base of the earflap, then I just pull the yarn through with my hand. Now divide into 3 sections and braid down. At the base you will knot and pull tightly to secure. Trim ends. Repeat on other side. 

You’re done! Great job! I would love to see your color combinations! Please share with me on Facebook!

 

 

 

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