With this pattern, your little one will be flying high in no time! This is an adorable and quick hat to crochet, especially since it is crocheted with a large hook and with two strands of yarn at the same time. It could also be crocheted using bulky yarn instead. I designed this pattern so I could take some more fun hats to the Army hospital in town.
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Yarn: Medium worsted weight (4) brown and tan.
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Dec = decrease, crochet two stitches together
Hdc = half double crochet
Inc = increase, crochet two stitches in the same space
Sl st = slip stitch
Sc = single crochet
St = stitch
Size: Newborn – circumference: 14 inches; height: 5 ½ inches; 7 inches when folded flat
Chocolate brown yarn held double
Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (count as first dc), *dc inc, dc* five times, dc inc. Join with a sl st. (18)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, *dc inc, 2 dc* five times, dc inc, dc. Join with a sl st. (24)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, *dc inc, 3 dc* five times, dc inc, 2 dc. Join with a sl st. (30)
Rnd 6-8: Ch 3, dc around. Join with a sl st. (30)
Row 9: Ch 3, 5 dc. (6)
Row 10: Ch 3, turn, dc dec, dc, dc dec. (4)
Rnow11: Ch 3, turn, dc dec, dc. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in ends. (3)
Row 12: Skip 9 stitches. Attach brown. Ch 3, 5 dc. (6)
Row 13: Ch 3, dc dec, dc, dc dc. (4)
Row 14: Ch 3, dc dec, dc. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in end. (3)
Attach tan to the first stitch of the brim next to where the earflap joins. Work clockwise, sc around the entire edge.
Rnd 15: 9 sc, 2 sc on the end of each dc row, 2 sc in the first st on the bottom edge of the earflap, sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc on the end of each dc row, 9 sc along the brim of the hat, 2 sc on the end of each dc row, 2 sc in the first st on the bottom edge of the earflap, sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc on the end of each dc row. Sl st into the first tan st. (51)
Row 16: Ch 1, sc in the same st as sl st. (9)
Row 17-18: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (9)
Row 19-20: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec, 5 sc, sc dec. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in end. (7)
Sew the front flap to the hat with large “x” stitches.
Ear Cups (Part of the helmet where the radio ear pieces would go)
Brown held double
Rnd 1: 8 sc. (8)
Rnd 2: 3 sc, sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc. (10)
Rnd 3: Working in back loops only, *sc, sc inc* around. (15)
Sew to the side of the hat where the ears would be. The bottom of the ear cup lines up to the top of the first row of the ear flap of the hat.