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lion brand® wool-ease® thick & quick® sycamore crochet earflap hat

Crochet your way to warmth with this Sycamore Crochet Earflap Hat by Lion Brand® Yarn, featuring Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Bonus Bundle®.
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
- Finished Circumference About 24" [61 cm]
Finished Height About 7" [18 cm]
GAUGE: 7 sc + 8 rnds = about 4" [10 cm]; be sure to check your gauge.
STITCH EXPLANATION:
- Sc2tog (Sc 2 Sts Together): (Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
NOTES
- Hat is worked in continuous rnds (spiral), with RS always facing, beginning at top of Hat.
- Earflaps are worked back and forth in rows, with decreases for shaping.

Step 2

HAT:
Ch 2.
Rnd 1 (RS): Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join, work in continuous rnds (spiral).
Place marker in last st made to indicate end of rnd. Move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around – you’ll have 12 sc in this rnd.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around – 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 30 sc.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around – 36 sc.
Rnd 7: *Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 42 sc.
Rnds 8-14: Sc in each st around.
First Earflap:
Sl st in next sc.
Row 15 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 sts; leave rem sts unworked.
Rows 16-19: Ch 1, turn, sc in 9 sts.
Row 20 (Decrease Row): Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog – 7 sc.
Rows 21 and 22: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 7 sts.
Row 23 (Decrease Row): Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog – 5 sc.
Row 24: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sts.
Row 25 (Decrease Row): Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog – 3 sc.
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, draw up a loop in first st, skip 2nd st, draw up a loop in 3rd st, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st remains.
Tie:
Row 27: Ch 1, turn, sc in st.
Rep Row 27 until tie measures about 12 in. (30.5 cm).
Fasten off.

Step 3

Second Earflap:
With WS of Hat facing, skip 12 unworked sts of last rnd of Hat following first ear flap, join yarn with sl st in next sc.
Row 15 (WS): Ch 1, sc in same sc and in next 8 sts; leave rem sts unworked – 9 sc.
Work Second Earflap and tie as for First Earflap.
Tassels:
Wrap yarn around cardboard 30 times.
Cut a 13 in. (33 cm) strand of yarn and draw under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard.
With a square knot, tie a Tassel to end of each Earflap tie.
Trim Tassel ends evenly.
FINISHING:
Pom-Pom:
Wrap remaining yarn around a 6" [15cm] piece of cardboard.
Follow tassel directions to make the pom-pom.
Shake pom-pom into shape, then tie to top of Hat.
Weave in ends.

Step 4

ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Begin(ning)(s)
Ch = Chain
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right Side
SC = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Sc 2 Sts Together
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side

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