Owl Earflap Hat (Free Crochet Pattern)

Ever since my babies were born, I have preferred an earflap hat over a basic beanie. I find that an earflap hat keeps little ears warmer, it can be tied on to stop it from falling off, and it tends to fit for longer than a beanie hat. All of my babies have had earflap hats made by me and it is my usual gift for new babies aswell.

A few years ago, I came up with this pattern for an owl earflap hat. Since then, I have made hundreds of hats with it. This hat is really easy to make but it looks like a lot of work went into it. It can be made in a variety of colours to mix it up but looks amazing in neutral colours well.

This pattern is for an owl earflap hat in size newborn. Newborn size will fit up to approximately 14.5″ head circumference. The finished hat has a diameter of 3.9″ and is 4.75″ in height.

To make your own owl earflap hat, you will need approximately 30g double knit yarn, a 3mm crochet hook, a 4mm crochet hook, scissors, a tape measure, scraps of white, black and yellow yarn and a yarn needle.

Crochet Owl Earflap Hat (Free Pattern)

Hat:

1. with a 4mm crochet hook, make a magic loop, ch2, work 12dcs in loop, join with slst in top of 1st dc, pull centre yarn tail tight to close magic loop (12)

2. (inc row) ch2, turn, work 2dcs in st at base of ch and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (24)

3. (inc row) ch2, turn, work 2dcs in st at base of ch, dc in next st, *2dcs in next st, dc in next st*, repeat from *-* around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (36)

4. (inc row) ch2, turn, work 2dcs in st at base of ch, dc in next 2sts, *2dcs in next st, dc in next 2sts*, repeat from *-* around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

5-6. ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

7-11. change to second yarn colour if using, ch2, turn, work dc in st at base of ch and in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (48)

12. bind off and weave in ends

Earflap 1:

1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 6th st from bind off, ch1, sc in same st and next 12sts (13)

2. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (11)

3. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (11)

4. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (9)

5. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (9)

6. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (7)

7. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (7)

8. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (5)

9. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (5)

10. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (3)

11. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (3)

12. bind off and weave in ends

Earflap 2:

1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 30th st from bind off, ch1, sc in same st and next 12sts (13)

2. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (11)

3. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (11)

4. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (9)

5. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (9)

6. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (7)

7. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (7)

8. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (5)

9. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (5)

10. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (3)

11. ch1, turn, sc in same st and across (3)

12. bind off and weave in ends

Eyes: make two

1. with black yarn and a 3mm hook, make a magic loop, ch2, work 12hdcs in loop, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, pull centre yarn tail tight to close magic loop (12)

2. (inc row) with colour yarn, ch2, turn, work 2hdcs in st at base of ch and each st around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (24)

3. (inc row) with white yarn, ch2, turn, work 2dcs in st at base of ch, dc in next st, *2dcs in next st, dc in next st*, repeat from *-* around, join with slst in top of 1st dc (36)

4. bind off, leaving a long tail to attach to hat

Beak:

1. with yellow yarn and a 3mm hook, ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)

2. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (4)

3. ch1, turn, sc across (4)

4. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc2tog (2)

5. ch1, turn, sc across (2)

6. ch1, turn, sc2tog, bind off, leaving a long tail to attach to hat

Finishing:

1. with right side facing, join yarn at back, ch1, sc in each st around bottom of hat to bottom corner of 1st earflap, work 2scs in corner st, sc in middle st, ch35, slst in 2nd ch from hook and across, sc again in middle st to secure, work 2scs in corner st, sc around to bottom corner of 2nd earflap, work 2scs in corner st, sc in middle st, ch35, slst in 2nd ch from hook and across, sc again in middle st to secure, work 2scs in corner st, sc around to end, join with slst in 1st st, bind off and weave in ends

2. attach eyes to front of hat

3. attach beak under the eyes

4. to make the ear tassels, cut 6 lengths of yarn 5″ in length then use a crochet hook to pull them through the hat between the 3rd and 4th row, secure with a loop

I hope you enjoyed making this pretty hat. Let me know if you make it. I would love to see your creations on social media. Tag me (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can find it. Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations.

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