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Heartflap hat and the surrender to Valentine’s

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I surrendered to the Valentine’s day nonsense. I have said over and over that I hate how Hallmark, commercial and empty this holiday has become. I thought this was supposed to be about love.

However, last week I had a sudden change of mind. My friend Kim, who writes a great blog about motherhood, told me that her daughter loves Valentine’s day. She considers it the thanksgiving of love. Coraline is 4 and she is one of the most adorable children ever. And she loves chemistry, that’s bonus points. So I figured I should make hats for her and her sister. (Surprise Kim!).

I didn’t want to go over the top and I had seen an earflap hat with hearts somewhere on pinterest. So I made my own version. It’s a very simple hat in two sizes, toddler and child. Because Coraline has a sister, Arya, who is 2.

So, have a wonderful Valentine’s day. Forget about the presents, spread the love and make this for the little ones in your life.

Heart hat crochet pattern

Materials used:

Vickie Howell sheepish yarn in magenta. 1 skein makes both hats. Red heart supersaver in pink. You’ll need just a few yards.

Make a magic ring and chain 2 (if you need help with the magic ring, check this and this)

Rnd1: make 9 dc in the magic ring, join to the first dc, not the chains. (9 st)

Rnd 2: 2 dc in each stitch around (18 st)

Rnd 3: *(2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in next) Repeat from * around (27 st)

Rnd 4: *(2dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 st) Repeat from * around (36 st)

Rnd 5: *(2dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 3 st) Repeat from * around (45 st)

Rnd 6: *(2dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 4 st) Repeat from * around (54 st)

Rnd 7:  dc in each stitch around (54 st)

For toddler size

Rnd8-12: dc in each stitch around (54 st)

For Child size

Rnd 8: *(2 dc in first st, dc in the next 8 st) Repeat from * around (60 st)

Rnd9-13: dc in each stitch around (60 st)

Cut off yarn and weave in ends

Heart earflaps

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PS. The hat looks very purple in this picture, but it is not. It was REALLY hard to get a picture that showed the real color, which is the one up top.

Make 2

Make the first two rounds of the heart in the same main color for the hat, I used this pattern which goes as follows. I recommend you look at the pictures, it makes it all much easier!

{1} chain 3 in magic circle

{2} 3 trc

{3} 3dc

{4} chain 1

{5} 1 trc

{6} chain 1

{7} 3 dc

{8} 3 trc

{9} chain 2

{10} slip stitch to end the 1st row

{11} chain 3

{12} 1 sc+1 hdc tog. in the 3rd chain of the 1st row

{13} 3 hdc tog.

{14} 2 hdc tog.

{15} 4 sc

{16} chain 1

{17} 1 dc in trc of row 1

{18} chain 1

{19} 4 sc

{20} 2 hdc tog.

{21} 3 hdc tog.

{22} 1 hdc+1 sc tog.

{23} chain 3

{24} slip stitch to end the 2nd row- Finish the stitch changing color to the contrasting color

Now starting at the 2nd chain from the previous row (remember you chained 3), make 3 dc in each stitch around.

Cut the yarn and weave in. Now sew the earflaps to the hat. I positioned them so that the heart starts at 3.5 inches from the edge in the child hat and 2.5 inches for the toddler. What do I mean? This!

hat measures

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6 thoughts on “Heartflap hat and the surrender to Valentine’s

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