Crochet Chicken Earflap Hat Pattern
Recently I had a request for a chicken earflap hat and I didn’t have a pattern exactly how I imagined the hat to look. I used a free basic earflap hat pattern from Micah Makes, which you can find here. I omitted the color changes for the stripes and added another row of sc around the edge of the hat in tan yarn.
Materials I used:
- Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in White
- Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Light Taupe
- Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin
- Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Red
- 2, 3/4″ Black Buttons
Patterns for the Features
Eyes, Make 2 in Light Taupe yarn:
Row 1: sc 6 into a Magic Circle, pull tight and join with sl st in first sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into each sc around, join with sl st in first sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the first 2 st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off yarn and leave a long tail for sewing to the hat.
Pin the eyes to the hat, stitch into place using yarn tail. Then, sew the black button securely to the center of each eye for the pupil.
Beak, Make 1 in Pumpkin yarn:
Row 1: Ch 5, sc in second ch from the hook and across to end.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog twice.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc evenly around the beak. Fasten off yarn and leave a long tail for sewing onto the hat.
Sew the beak between the eyes using the tail of yarn.
Comb, Make 1 in Red yarn:
Ch 51, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across to the end of the ch. Fasten off and leave a long tail.
Fold the strip into three portions (see picture for folding suggestion) and sew together at the bottom to hold it in place. Then, sew the comb onto the top of the hat.
For braided ties, cut 18 lengths of pumpkin orange yarn 36″ long. Use 9 lengths of yarn for each tie. See this tutorial on how to make the braided ties for your hat by Dearest Debi.