Monday, March 24, 2014

Shell's Super Easy DK Earflap Beanie




Hello everyone,

First let me apologise for missing Friday's prem pattern. Its been one of them weeks here unfortunately, and I just did not get it up. I'll have one Wednesday to make up for it :)

I do however have a huge release for today!
If you live in Aus like I do, you'll know that our "standard" weight of yarn is DK, 8ply. This is quite a bit thinner then America's standard Worsted weight 10ply and often it can be hard to follow along patterns and be assured the sizing is right.

Last month I decided I had had enough of always having to check every hat pattern I used for its sizing (particularly the popular character hats), so I sat down and wrote up a pattern for a basic DK weight dc earflap beanie, from newborn to child sizes. To make it even better, it is done in continual rounds! The sizes were tested by grabbing whatever child happened to be nearby at the time and getting them to try the beanies on. Of course by whatever child happened to be nearby I do indeed mean family and friends, and not some random child on the streets....

This beanie is quick, it is easy, and it is incredibly versatile. In fact, I plan on having a few variations up over the coming weeks to show you just how versatile it really is. It is now the ONLY earflap beanie pattern I use, and it is so easy to remember. Well, enough chatter, here it is!




All hats are made in continual rounds, the first round will have a very small gap that can be closed when weaving in the tail.

5mm hook
DK weight yarn
Stitch marker

Remember to move your marker at the end of each row so you know where you are up to.

Gauge: 7dc’s, 3 rows = 2x2inches (5x5cm)


0-3 Months
1: ch2, dc 8 times in the first chain, place marker (8)
2: 2dc in each stitch around (16)
3: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch* repeat around (24)
4: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around (32)
5: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches* repeat around (40)
6-10: dc in each stitch around
11: dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches, sl st in the next 4 stitches, ch2 and hdc in the same st as the last slst, hdc in the next 7 stitches (8)
12: ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch across (8)
13: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 4 stitches, hdc2tg (6)
14: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc2tg (4)
15: ch1, turn, hdc2tg twice. (2)
Finish off and weave in ends.
With hat upside down, count 16 stitches to the LEFT of the earflap.
17: Join your yarn in the 16th stitch, ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 7 stitches (8)
18: ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch across (8)





3-6 Months
1: ch2, dc 9 times in the first chain, place marker (9)
2: 2dc in each stitch around (18)
3: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch* repeat around (27)
4: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around (36)
5: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches* repeat around (45)
6-10: dc in each stitch around
11: dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches, sl st in the next 4 stitches, ch2 and hdc in the same st as the last slst, hdc in the next 7 stitches (8)
12: ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch across (8)
13: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 4 stitches, hdc2tg (6)
14: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc2tg (4)
15: ch1, turn, hdc2tg twice. (2)
Finish off and weave in ends.
With hat upside down, count 18 stitches to the LEFT of the earflap.
17: Join your yarn in the 18th stitch, ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 7 stitches (8)
18: ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch across (8)



6-12 Months
1: ch2, dc 8 times in the first chain, place marker (8)
2: 2dc in each stitch around (16)
3: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch* repeat around (24)
4: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around (32)
5: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches* repeat around (40)
6: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches* repeat around (48)
7-11: dc in each stitch around
12: dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches, sl st in the next 4 stitches, ch2 and hdc in the same st as the last slst, hdc in the next 7 stitches (8)
13: ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch across (8)
14: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 4 stitches, hdc2tg (6)
15: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc2tg (4)
16: ch1, turn, hdc2tg twice. (2)
Finish off and weave in ends.
With hat upside down, count 20 stitches to the LEFT of the earflap.
17: Join your yarn in the 20th stitch, ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 7 stitches (8)
18: ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch across (8)
19: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 4 stitches, hdc2tg (6)
20: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc2tg (4)
21: ch1, turn, hdc2tg twice. (2)
Do not end off.
22: hdc evenly around entire hat. Finish off and weave in all ends.




Toddler - 1-3 Years
1: ch2, dc 8 times in the first chain, place marker (8)
2: 2dc in each stitch around (16)
3: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch* repeat around (24)
4: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around (32)
5: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches* repeat around (40)
6: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches* repeat around (48)
7: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 5 stitches* repeat around (56)
8-13: dc in each stitch around
14: dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches, sl st in the next 4 stitches, ch2 and hdc in the same st as the last slst, hdc in the next 7 stitches (8)
15: ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch across (8)
16: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 4 stitches, hdc2tg (6)
17: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc2tg (4)
18: ch1, turn, hdc2tg twice. (2)
Finish off and weave in ends.
With hat upside down, count 25 stitches to the LEFT of the earflap.
19: Join your yarn in the 25th stitch, ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 7 stitches (8)
20: ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch across (8)
21: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 4 stitches, hdc2tg (6)
22: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc2tg (4)
23: ch1, turn, hdc2tg twice. (2)
Do not end off.
24: hdc evenly around entire hat. Finish off and weave in all ends.


Child 4-12 Years
1: ch2, dc 9 times in the first chain, place marker (9)
2: 2dc in each stitch around (18)
3: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next stitch* repeat around (27)
4: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around (36)
5: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches* repeat around (45)
6: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches* repeat around (54)
7: *2dc in the first stitch, dc in the next 5 stitches* repeat around (63)
8-13: dc in each stitch around
14: dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches, sc in the next 2 stitches, sl st in the next 4 stitches, ch2 and hdc in the same st as the last slst, hdc in the next 7 stitches (8)
15: ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch across (8)
16: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 4 stitches, hdc2tg (6)
17: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc2tg (4)
18: ch1, turn, hdc2tg twice. (2)
Finish off and weave in ends.
With hat upside down, count 30 stitches to the LEFT of the earflap.
19: Join your yarn in the 30th stitch, ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 7 stitches (8)
20: ch1, turn, hdc in each stitch across (8)
21: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 4 stitches, hdc2tg (6)
22: ch1, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc2tg (4)
23: ch1, turn, hdc2tg twice. (2)
Do not end off.
24: hdc evenly around entire hat. Finish off and weave in all ends.


5 comments:

  1. Ok will be making this as soon as possible and will send you a picture. Right now have to get orders done. I can see so many possibilities with it and love that it uses continuous rounds.

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    1. Thankyou Nadine :) That is exactly why I created it, I love continual rounds, no seams and quick projects. Can't wait to see the finished item.

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  2. Thank you, thank you. I'm eager to make this hat and the variations. Wonderful!

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  3. im unclear about round 11 in the 0-3 month pattern

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  4. I just finished the hat for my granddaughter. How do you do the ties?

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