Camo Mohawk Earflap Hat

Hello! Im so excited y’all! This is my very first blog post!!!

This hat is definitely for someone who loves all things wild and crazy! This is a great pattern for your wild child.

Please know as for most of normal hat “bases” I use the “Simple Double Crochet Hat” pattern from Oombwaka Design. And for this tutorial I will be using the 12-24 month size or the 19″ Circumference. Her patterns and designs always fit so perfectly and I never had any sizing issues. She is seriously my go-to for all my hat sizing needs! Please follow this link to find the pattern needed for the base of the hat.

https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2014/04/simple-double-crochet-hat.html

My pattern will continue with the ear flaps.

Materials:

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  • 2 Different Shade of Worsted Weight Yarn (I’m using Red Heart SS in Camo and Pumpkin)
  • Scissors
  • Large eye blunt needle
  • 5 inch piece of scrap card board
  • 5.5 mm hook
  • Measuring tape

In this pattern I’m using Clover Brand hook and Yarn needle. I really recommend treating yourself and purchasing these items. I’ve never loved a hook or yarn needle so much. Both of these products literally GLIDE through the yarn. I also crochet every day for several hours each day and the ergonomic hook design helps out my wrist SO much. I definitely recommend checking them out.



This Pattern is written in US terms

Stitch Guide:

Ch=Chain

HDC=Half Double Crochet

HDC Dec=Half Double Crochet Decrease

  Ear Flaps:

The size of my ear flaps change depending on what size of hat I am working on. Below you’ll find the pattern to the ear flaps according to your hat size along with photos.

Size Preemie to 6-12 month hat size:

Pick any spot on your hat to start, connect your yarn and chain 1.

Row 1: HDC in same stitch as chain 1, HDC in the next 5 stitches, ch. 1 and turn (6 HDC)

Row 2: HDC Decrease, HDC in next 2 stitches, HDC decrease. Ch. 1 and turn (2 HDC Dec. & 2 HDC)

Row 3: HDC in each of the next 4 stitches, Ch. 1 and turn (4 HDC)

Row 4: 2 HDC Decrease. Ch.1 and turn(2 HDC Dec.)

Row 5: 1 HDC decrease. Finish Off and Weave in ends (1 HDC dec.)

Size 12-24 month to 3-5 year old size:

Pick any spot on your hat to start, connect your yarn and chain 1.

Row 1: HDC in the same stitch as the chain 1, HDC in the next 7 stitches, Ch. 1 and turn. (8 HDC)

Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in the next 4 stitches, HDC decrease, ch.1 and turn. ( 2 HDC dec and 4 HDC)

Row 3: HDC into the next 6 stitches, Ch.1 and turn (6 HDC)

Row 4: HDC Decrease, HDC in next 2 stitches, HDC decrease. Ch. 1 and turn (2 HDC Dec. & 2 HDC)

Row 5: HDC in each of the next 4 stitches, Ch. 1 and turn (4 HDC)

Row 6: 2 HDC decrease. Ch.1 and turn(2 HDC Dec.)

Row 7: 1 HDC decrease. Finish Off and Weave in ends (1 HDC dec.)

Size 6-10 yr old to large adult:

Pick any spot on your hat to start, connect your yarn and chain 1.

Row 1: HDC in the same stitch as your chain 1, HDC in the next 9 stitches. Ch. 1 and turn. (10 HDC)

Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in the next 6 stitches, then HDC decrease. Ch. 1 and turn. (2HDC dec and 6 HDC)

Row 3: HDC in the next 8 stitches. Ch.1 and turn. (8 HDC)

Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in the next 4 stitches, HDC decrease, ch.1 and turn. ( 2 HDC dec and 4 HDC)

Row 5: HDC into the next 6 stitches, Ch.1 and turn (6 HDC)

Row 6: HDC Decrease, HDC in next 2 stitches, HDC decrease. Ch. 1 and turn (2 HDC Dec. & 2 HDC)

Row 7: HDC in each of the next 4 stitches, Ch. 1 and turn (4 HDC)

Row 8: 2 HDC decrease. Ch.1 and turn(2 HDC Dec.)

Row 9: 1 HDC decrease. Finish Off and Weave in ends (1 HDC dec.)

Repeat this in your size for the other ear flap of your hat! You want to fold your hat in half and place your next ear flap a few (5 or so) stitches off center of your other ear flap. One side of the hat will have a bigger gap between the ear flaps, this is the FRONT of the hat, the smaller gap is the BACK. (refer to the photos below) Once you have both ear-flaps finished you can add your edging color. Simply SC all around the edges and Ear-flap of your hat in your accent color, the color I am using is Red Heart Super Saver in the color pumpkin.

These photos below help to show you placement of ear flaps

You can see in this photo above, the space to the left of the ear flap is is shorter then the right. The left of the ear flap is the back of the hat and the right side is the front of the hat.

The photo above is how your hat should look prior to weaving in the ends and adding your accent row of single crochets around the border of the hat.

Mohawk:

For the mow-hawk part of the hat you will need the following,

  • your 5-inch piece of scrap card board
  • Orange yarn (or your choice color)
  • scicssors
  • measuring tape

Making the amount of yarn needed for the Mohawk by hand can be tedious, so I have found a great way to do this using a piece of card board! We need multiple (I’m talking like ~150 pieces or more for larger sizes) of yarn for the Mohawk part of the hat. The easy way is to find a scrap piece of cardboard and measure it about 5 inches wide. You start by wrapping it around the cardboard multiple times, just make sure its in multiples of three. I started with wrapping it around about 80 times, I did this a total of three times. When your done wrapping, simply cut the one end (just make sure its the end with your beginning piece of yarn).

When you’re done with getting all of your Mowhawk hair made, the next step is to attach it to your hat. I started from the last row of the BACK of my hat and worked my way up. Below is a step by step pictorial or how to attach your hair to the hat. For the 12-24 month old hat size I used 3 strands of yarn per stitch. And I attached them to 5 stitches in a row. Follow the photos below for an easy way to attach your Mohawk hair!

Simply go completely UNDER the stitch with your hook, and grab 3 pieces of yarn. You’ll then pull this part way under the stitch (photo below)

Next you can either use your hook to pull the yarn through the loop you created or use your fingers. It was easier for me to use my fingers.

Make sure your yarn is secure and pull firmly. I also pull each individual strand to make sure everything is tight. This part can be time consuming, but once you get the hang of it you will be able to get it done quickly. I did about 15 Rows of hair (attaching to 5 stitches in each row) for the 12-24 month size.  When you are done attaching all of you hair, you will need to trim the yarn to make it all even. Make sure the hair towards the front of the hat isn’t too long or it will be in your little ones face.

I hope this pattern was easy to understand. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my pattern! I hope to bring you more amazing patterns. Stay tuned!

-Jessica

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