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Monday, January 7, 2013

Lego Head Earflap Hat - Free Crochet Pattern


Today is a special day! It's my little guys 5th Birthday! I can hardly believe it! He's having a Lego Themed Birthday so I though it would be fun to make a Lego Head hat for him. Since it's chilly and I know he'd wear it a lot I made it with bulky yarn and tight stitches. Plus if you choose to make a more detailed lego face you have a good base to sew it on. I only had time to do one size and I made it to fit him specifically. Maybe soon I'll have more sizes for the base hat. I can tell you if your good at sizing you can still work the 1st few rows (1-4) the same and increase to size need from there. I tried a Nb-3 month to be sure and it's good. I hope you enjoy it! 

Lego Head Earflap Hat
Downloadable PDF - Ravelry


Thank you for choosing a Calleigh’s Clips original pattern. I have done my best to keep my patterns simple and easy to understand. If at any time you need assistance, please feel free to contact me at calleighclips@att.net

Please remember that there may be a slight variance in sizing due to different tensions of each individual and materials used.

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Enjoy,
Elisabeth 

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Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 
*Worsted Weight yarn of choice. - I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love this Yarn - Yellow
  • You’ll be working with two strands of the worsted weight yarn for the entire pattern unless otherwise noted, You may substitute a single strand of  bulky 5 or 6  just be sure to check your gauge and hook size. 

*Hook size(s):  K (6.5 mm), Tapestry Needle, Stitch Marker
*Gauge 2” x 2” swatch = 5 rows of 6 sc

Stitches used:
(ch) chain, (st) stitch, (sl st) slip stitch, (sc) single crochet, (sc dec) single crochet decrease



Size: 2-5 years - fit’s approx. 18- 20 inches around 7 1/2 inches long
Start working in continuous rounds, use stitch marker to keep track of rounds.  

Round 1: ch 2, work 10 sc in 2nd chain from the hook (10)

Round 2: sc in next 10 sc (10)

Round 3: 2 sc in next 10 sc (20)

Round 4: sc in next 20 sc (20) 

*Now joining each round with a sl st for remainder of the hat.
Round 5: Working in the Back Loops only of this round. 
ch 1, sc in next 20 sc, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (20)

Round 6: sc in each sc around, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (20)

Round 7: sc in each sc around, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (20)

Round 8: Working in the Back Loops only this round. 
(2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (30)

Round 9: sc in each sc around, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (30)

Round 10: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around, 
join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (40)

Round 11: sc in each sc around, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (40)

Round 12: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sc) around,
 join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (50)

Round 13: sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (50)

Round 14-22: Repeat round 13 (50)

Round 23: sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to 1st sc (50) 
fasten off and weave in ends

Optional Earflaps:
With back right side of the hat facing you upside-down 

Right side 
Row 1: From where we last fastened off count over 9 sts, join in the 9th st, sc in same stitch as joining and next 9 sts, ch 1, turn (10) 

Row 2: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 3: sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, 
ch 1, turn (8)

Row 4: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 5: sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, 
ch 1, turn (6)

Row 6: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 7: sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, 
ch 1, turn (4)

Row 8: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 9: sc in 1st st, sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in last st, (3)
Fasten off and weave in end. 

Left side 
Row 1: from where we last fastened off count over 16 stitches, join in the 16th st, sc in the same stitch as joining and next 9 sts, ch 1, turn (10) Continue to Row 2
of the right side directions. 

Edging: Join to the last row in back of the hat were we fastened off and sc evenly around entire edging. 

Optional Braids: Cut 18 strands of yarn about 24 inches long. Divide them in 6 groups of 3 and pull them evenly through the ends of the earflaps bottom 3 stitches, Braid and Knot the ends. 

Eyes- With Black (double stranded)- Make 2

Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd chain from the hook. join with a sl st.
 Fasten off weave in ends, but leave a 8-10 inch tail to sew to hat. 

Mouth: with Black (double stranded) 

ch 12, fasten off but leave about a 12-15 inch tail to sew to hat.

*Sew Eyes and Mouth to hat as desired. 

3 comments:

Fiber Flux said...

Hi there!

I just included your hat in a Lego-Inspired Crochet Pattern roundup! Definitely on my to-do list!

You can see the roundup here:

http://fiberflux.blogspot.com/2014/02/roundup-time.html

Have a lovely day!

Jennifer @ Fiber Flux

Kelley said...

I LOVE this! I saw it over at Fiber Flux and I can totally see my youngest nephew (he's 3 1/2 at present) wearing it as he's a HUGE Lego fan! My sister thinks it would be a hit also. So I think I found his Christmas present. :-)

teresa trione said...

i was wondering how i could upsize this for an 8 year old. :)

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