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Sunday, May 13, 2012


Ear Muff Hat
By Berta Gilholm
Another project started last year and sent to my handsome Grandson for Christmas. Finally getting it typed and posted. 



Can be worn with flaps loose, buttoned under chin or on top of head.
Finished Size: Hat, 8’ ’tall x 21’’ diameter; Ear-muff, 5” long x 4 ¼” wide
Materials:
DK Weight, Mohair Type Yarn,

I used Gala Yarns, 100% Polyester, 50 gr. 1.76 oz., DK weight, 104 yds
Olive/Yellow Multi  2 balls
Crochet Hook size US J/10 (6 mm)
2 Buttons ½” in a color to match yarn
Yarn Needle
Stitches: Ch – Chain, Slst – Slip Stitch, Sc – Single Crochet, Dc - Double Crochet,
Notes: Dc2tgr - Dc 2 together (yarn over insert hook in next stitch, pull through 2, yarn over insert hook in next stitch, pull through 3, pull through 2, (Double Crochet Decrease created).
All Ch 3 counts as dc in round.
Hat Pattern: (Work in rows and with 2 strands throughout) Can be worn with ears covered, buttoned under the chin or with ears uncovered, buttoned to the hat.

Ch 2, join with a slst in 2nd  ch from hook to form a ring,
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 10 times in ring, join with slst to first ch 1,
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each sc around, join with slst to top of first ch 3, (21 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st,  * 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, repeat* around, join with slst to top of first ch 3, (30 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc, repeat* around, join with slst to top of first ch 3, (41 dc)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, *1 dc in next 3dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat* around, join with slst to top of first ch 3, 
(52 dc including ch 3)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each dc around, join with slst to top of first ch 3,
Rnd 7 - 12: Repeat Rnd 6, “DO NOT fasten off”


Ear Muff Area:  (Work in rows and with 2 strands throughout and continueing where you stopped hat)
First Half:
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 11 dc, turn (12 dc, includes ch 3)
“Place a marker in the bottom of the last dc to count spaces for second half of ear-muff”.
Row 2 - 4: Repeat row 1
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tgr (see note) dc in next 5 dc,  turn (11 dc, includes ch 3)

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tgr (see note) dc in next 4 dc,  turn (10 dc, includes ch 3)
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc2tgr (see note) dc in next 2 dc, dc2tgr (see note) dc in top of ch 3, turn (8 dc, includes ch 3)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in next 2 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc ( for button loop, sc in next 2 dc, slst in top of ch 3, Fasten off and weave in ends.
Second Half
Row 1: Join 2 strands of yarn in the 20th dc from marker in row 1 first half, Ch 3, dc in next 11 dc, turn (12 dc, includes ch 3)
Row 2 - 7: Repeat row 2 – 7 of first half, (8 dc, includes ch 3)
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc2tgr (see note) dc in next 2 dc, dc2tgr (see note) dc in top of ch 3, turn (6 dc, includes ch 3), Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing Off:
Lay the first half ear-muff flat on top of hat area, sew 1 matching button of your choice evenly behind loop on the 8th row from the rim of the hat (or rnd 4 of the hat pattern).
Sew 1 matching button of your choice to the center of the 7th and 8th row of the second half ear-muff.
(Loop on hat for button on second ear-muff) Lay the second half ear-muff flat on top of hat area, join 2 strand yarn to hat area behind/above button on ear-muff on the 9th row from the rim of the hat (or rnd 3 of the hat pattern), Ch 5, join to first ch with a slst, fasten off, weave in ends.

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