A baby wearing an earflap hat.

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It’s brass monkeys out there, and you need to keep your ears warm.

You could wear an ear warmer, however, the top of your noggin will get cold. So, the answer to that is an earflap hat. Of course, you don’t want to wear something that your granddad would have worn a zillion years ago, you prefer following modern free crochet hat patterns, right? Well, don’t be discouraged! Therefore, you want something fun, stylish and not too hard to make. Thus, why not try some of these patterns to see that you DON’T have to be a Grumpy Old Man to wear an earflap hat.

Celtic Dream Earflap Hat –  Newborn to Adult

This hat is a great combination of beautiful and functional. Case in point, this take on the basketweave stitch is a striking pattern which evokes Celtic knot work. At the same time, this isn’t just another crochet beanie. The ear flaps will keep the hat on the head even in the strongest wind, and make this hat appropriate for babies and toddlers. Indeed, sizes are provided from newborn to large adult and it is of intermediate difficulty.

Celtic Dream Earflap HatThe full article about this pattern is here:

Celtic Dream Earflap Crochet Hat

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Aviator Hat

Help your little Charles Lindbergh or Amelia Earhart really look the part. Surely they deserve to fly in style! Better still, this too is an easy pattern that will be a wonderful gift, either for Christmas or for a baby shower.

Aviator Hat

The full article about this pattern is here:

Aviator Hat

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