Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Aviator Bomber Hat


Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
sc = single crochet
CA = color A (or main color)
CB = color B (accent color)

Tools:
- H hook
- less than 1 skein of 2 colors of worsted weight yarns
- plastic yarn needle
- 2 buttons
- thread
- regular needle

Hat:
Complete the basic hat pattern found here.
*Note: At the end of the last round, complete the sl st, but do NOT fasten off and weave in ends. From there you will continue to the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap:


size 0-6 months
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and each of the next 9 sts.
Rows 2-10: Repeat row 1.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

size 6-12 months
Rows 1-12: Repeat row 1 of size 0-6 months.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

size 1-3yrs
Rows 1-14: Repeat row 1 of size 0-6 months.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

size 3yrs-adult
Rows 1-16: Repeat row 1 of size 0-6 months.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

2nd Earflap:
*Note: Pattern is written for size 0-6 months, with changes in parentheses for larger sizes.

With hat turned inside out, insert hook in 15th (18th, 21st, 24th) stitch of last round of hat, from completed 1st earflap. Pull up a loop of CA.

size 0-6 months
Rows 1-10: Complete rows of 1st earflap.

size 6-12 months
Rows 1-12: Complete rows of 1st earflap.

size 1-3yrs
Rows 1-14: Complete rows of 1st earflap.

size 3yrs-adult
Rows 1-16: Complete rows of 1st earflap.

Front flap:
*Note: Do not fasten off and weave in ends when done with front flap, continue to directions for trim.

Pattern is written for size 0-6 months, with changes in parentheses.

With hat turned inside out, insert hook in 2nd st from 1st earflap. Pull up a loop of CB.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and each of the next 11 sts (14, 17, 20).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and each of the next 11 sts (14, 17, 20).
Rows 3-10: Repeat row 2.

Trim:
Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in same st, sc around front flap and ear flaps, with 3 sc in corners of front flap and earflaps, sl st to 1st st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly:
With hat turned inside out, sew 1 button in each corner of front flap.

With hat turned inside right, fold front flap up against the front of the hat. Cut a length of CB. With plastic needle "sew" around edges of front flap. Fasten off and weave in ends.


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