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Honey Badger Earflap Beanie Crochet Pattern

Honey Badger Earflap Beanie Crochet Pattern

I adore this little model and I adore this Honey Badger Beanie! Of course, any hat with ears is adorable on a child. Too bad this little honey badger don't care whether or not she has a hat on. She just wants to nap.

HONEY BADGER EARFLAP BEANIE

SIZES

  • 0-3 months
  • 3-6 months
  • 6-12 months
  • 1-3 years
  • 3-6 years

MATERIALS (I used Vanna’s Choice)

  • US Size G crochet hook
  • US Size H crochet hook
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—white or gray
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—black
  • 2 - 3/4-inch buttons—black
  • yarn needle (to weave in ends)

TERMS

  • ch: chain
  • st: stitch
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half-double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • sc2tog: single crochet two stitches together (decrease)
  • dc2tog: double crochet two stitches together (decrease)
  • sc3tog: single crochet three stitches together (3 decrease)
  • { }: repeat around

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

When making earflaps, initial ch 3 is included in final dc count. Ch 2s are NOT included in final dc counts.

For information on stitches, I suggest viewing tutorials on YouTube. (I’m a visual learner, so it’s helpful for me to view instructions.)

HAT―0-3 mos

With size H hook and white or gray yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 5 {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

Rnd 5-9: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

Do not bind off. Continue to earflap instructions.

EARFLAP

Sl st in next 7 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 7 st; ch 2, turn—8 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 4 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—6 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog twice, dc; ch 2, turn—4 dc.

Row 4: Dc, dc2tog, dc—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 14 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join black to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT―3-6 mos

With size H hook and white or gray yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5-10: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Do not bind off. Continue to earflap instructions.

EARFLAP

Sl st in next 7 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st; ch 2, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 6 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—8 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog, dc in last; ch 2, turn—6 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—4 dc.

Row 5: Dc, dc2tog, dc—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 17 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join black to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT―6-12 mos

With size H hook and white or gray yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 7 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 7 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—54 dc.

Rnd 6-11: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—54 dc.

Do not bind off. Continue to earflap instructions.

EARFLAP

Sl st in next 8 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st; ch 2, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, 2 dc, dc2tog, 2 dc, dc2tog; ch 2 turn—7 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, dc; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc, dc2tog—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 18 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join black to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT―1-3 yrs

With size H hook and white or gray yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 5 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—56 dc.

Rnd 6-12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—56 dc.

Do not bind off. Continue to earflap instructions.

EARFLAP

Sl st in next 9 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st; ch 2, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 6 st, dc2tog; ch 2 turn—8 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2 st, dc2tog, dc; ch 2, turn—6 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc in next 2 st, dc2tog—4 dc.

Row 5: Dc, dc2tog, dc—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 18 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join black to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1. Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT―3-6 yrs

With size H hook and white or gray yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout rnds), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 3 dc {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—60 dc.

Rnd 6-13: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—60 dc.

Do not bind off. Continue to earflap instructions.

EARFLAP

Sl st in next 9 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 11 st; ch 2, turn—12 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc, dc2tog 3 times, dc, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—7 dc.

Row 3: Dc in each dc across; ch 2, turn—7 dc.

Row 4: Dc, dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, dc; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 5: Dc2tog, dc, dc2tog—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 21 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join black to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

STRIPES―make 2

(for 0-3 month & 3-6 month sizes)

With size H hook and black yarn, ch 2, turn.

Row 1: 2 sc in second sc from hook; ch 1, turn—2 sc.

Row: 2 sc in each st across; ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 3: Sc across: ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 5: Sc across; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 6: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Rows 7-8: Sc across; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Row 9: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—10 sc.

Rows 10-12: Sc across; ch 1, turn—10 sc.

Row 13: Sc2tog, sc in next 6, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Rows 14-15: Sc across; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Row 16: Sc2tog, sc in next 4, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 17: Sc across; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 18: Sc2tog, sc in next 2, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 19: Sc across; ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 20: Sc2tog twice; ch 1, turn—2 sc.

Row 21: Sc2tog—1 sc.

Sc around to finish edge.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to attach to hat.

STRIPES―make 2

(for 6-12 month, 1-3 year & 3-6 year sizes)

With size H hook and black yarn, ch 2, turn.

Row 1: 2 sc in second sc from hook; ch 1, turn—2 sc.

Row: 2 sc in each st across; ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 3: Sc across: ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 5: Sc across; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 6: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Rows 7-8: Sc across; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Row 9: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—10 sc.

Rows 10-12: Sc across; ch 1, turn—10 sc.

Row 13: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—12 sc.

Row 14: Sc across; ch 1, turn—12 sc.

Row 15: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 10, 2 sc in last; ch 1, turn—14 sc.

Rows 16-18: Sc across; ch 1, turn—14 sc.

Row 19: Sc2tog, sc in next 10, sc2tog—12 sc.

Row 20: Sc across; ch 1, turn—12 sc.

Row 21: Sc2tog, sc in next 8, sc2tog—10 sc.

Rows 22-24: Sc across; ch 1, turn—10 sc.

Row 25: Sc2tog, sc in next 6, sc2tog—8 sc.

Rows 26-27: Sc across; ch 1, turn—8 sc.

Row 28: Sc2tog, sc in next 4, sc2tog—6 sc.

Row 29: Sc across; ch 1, turn—6 sc.

Row 30: Sc2tog, sc in next 2, sc2tog—4 sc.

Row 31: Sc across; ch 1, turn—4 sc.

Row 32: Sc2tog twice; ch 1, turn—2 sc.

Row 33: Sc2tog—1 sc.

Sc around to finish edge.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to attach to hat.

NOSE

(for 0-3 month & 3-6 month sizes)

With size G hook and black yarn, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook—4 sc.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—8 sc.

Fasten off, leaving a tail to attach to hat.

NOSE

(for 6-12 month, 1-3 year & 3-6 year sizes)

With size G hook and black yarn, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook—5 sc.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—10 sc.

Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around—10 sc.

Fasten off, leaving a tail to attach to hat.

EARS (make 2 fronts & 2 backs)

(for 0-3 month & 3-6 month sizes)

With size G hook and black yarn for front and white or gray yarn for back, ch 6.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across; ch 1, turn—5 sc.

Row 2: Sc2tog, sc in next, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—3 sc.

Row 3: Sc across; ch 1, turn—3 sc.

Row 4: Sc3tog—1 sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

EARS (make 2 fronts & 2 backs)

(for 6-12 month, 1-3 year & 3-6 year sizes)

With size G hook and black yarn for front and white or gray yarn for back, ch 8.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across; ch 1, turn—7 sc.

Row 2: Sc2tog, sc in next 3, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—5 sc.

Row 3: Sc across; ch 1, turn—5 sc.

Row 4: Sc2tog, sc in next, sc2tog; ch 1, turn—3 sc.

Row 5: Sc across; ch 1, turn—3 sc.

Row 6: Sc3tog—1 sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

EAR ASSEMBLY

With black ear piece on top of white or gray ear piece, join white or gray yarn in bottom corner of both thicknesses with sc.

Sc around two sides, leaving the bottom unworked.

Leave a tail to attach to hat.

HAT ASSEMBLY

Using the photo of finished hat as a guide, attach the nose.

Stitch on the stripes.

Attach the ears to top of hat.

Use the buttons as eyes and attach with scrap of white yarn.

Continue to earflap tie instructions.

EARFLAP TIES

Cut 6 - 3-foot-long lengths of yarn in black and 6 in white or gray. Loop 3 strands of each color through the bottom of one earflap, pulling through until ends are even. Use all strands to tie in a knot at the base of the earflap.

Braid the yarn until it reaches the desired length and knot again. Trim ends.

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