Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Crochet a beanie with ear flaps

1. A pattern to crochet an ear-flap beanie with stripes
Learn how to crochet a striped beanie with Peruvian inspired ear flaps. The traditional chullo is knitted by men and boys who live in the Andes Mountains, South America. Stripes have the added attraction of using up your stash of wool or acrylic yarns.

Downloadable pattern available at Bandana Heads on Etsy.

The e-pattern includes two crochet hat designs:
1. Crochet beanie with South American style ear flaps
2. Surf-style crochet beanie with rolled edge

Crochet instructions for an ear flap hat
Intrepid travelers will enjoy wearing an original crocheted hat in their favorite colors. Make one for yourself, a friend, a brother or sister.

Crochet beanie, surf-style

The e-pattern provides crochet instructions in an easy-to-follow worksheet format with a check column to catch mistakes before moving on. You will need a 5.5 mm crochet hook and aran, chunky or equivalent weight yarn.

2. A pattern to crochet an ear-flap hat with a Blue Llama motif

This e-pattern is designed to help you use up your stash of worsted weight or 8 ply wool. Though a little more difficult than the striped pattern above, clear instructions will guide you through the color changes. This is the perfect hat for visiting cities of the world. Make one for your traveling friend or family member. Downloadable pattern available at Bandana Heads on Etsy.

If you want to keep it simple, change the motif into a hounds tooth design and forget the ear-flaps.

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