Ribbed Crochet Hat with Ear Flaps Pattern FREE Newborn and (0-3 months) Sizing

Free Crochet Pattern for Baby hat with Earflaps.  NEWBORN & 0-3 months sizing. the Perfect Winter crochet hat for a Baby! Tried and Tested by my own Grandson.

This crochet hat is also my MOST asked for in orders

Free crochet baby hat pattern with earflaps and pompom

ribbed HDC crochet baby earflap pattern with pom pom

This ribbed crochet hat with ear flaps and huge pom is perfect for 0-3 months. 

I first made my grandson this warm cozy ribbed hat with earflaps and a huge pom, when he was just a few weeks old. 

The Grey one pictured had 1 more row of sc back loops, but this made it just a little too big. 

 And it was a firm favorite throughout the winter. The Baby hat was crocheted using the Half double crochet Stitch, (HDC) and to create the ribbing effect the HDC is worked around the front of the post of the previous round (FPHDC)

Since posting a picture of him in his ribbed earflap hat, I have been asked several times for the baby hat crochet pattern with ear flaps. And in between Grandmother duties, I finally got it written up. 

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Baby Hat Pattern FREE 0-3 months 

free crochet baby hat pattern with earflaps

Yarn Used: Stylecraft Special for Babies Chunky (Please NOTE: I am a loose crocheter) you may need to go down a size to achieve the correct measurements 

This is a chunkier version of the style craft for babies DK range – You can BUY THIS YARN HERE YARN Stylecraft Special for Babies Chunky*) 

Newborn 0 + months -5.00mm hook 

Hat diameter at the crown using a 5.00  should measure 4' (14.5 inches around) 

10 stts= 4 inches

IF you are making for For a baby nearer 3 months use a 5.50mm  or a 6.00mm hook (16 inches around) 


Ch – chain

HDC – Half Double Crochet

Sc – single crochet

FPHDC - working Half double crochet around the FRONT of the post of the previous round

Special instructions: 

Round 3 - you will increase in EVERY stitch by working 1 HDC into the connecting bar to the next stitch 

and then FPHDC AROUND the POST of the Stitch  ) See Pic

free crochet baby hat pattern

Olivers Crochet Baby Hat With Earflaps 

Round 1: Magic Ring, ch2, hdc 11, pull ring tight, join to top ch of ch 2. (11) 

Round 2: Ch 2, Work 2Hdc each Hdc around.  Join to top ch of ch 2. (22)

Round 3: Ch 2.  Work a FPHDC around the Previous rounds HDC, 

*HDC INTO the connecting bar of next stitch, 

HDC around Front POST of previous rounds HDC repeat from * around. 

Slip to  Join to top of ch 2. (44)

Round 4-13: Ch 2, *FPHDC around previous rounds FPHDC, 

HDC into Next st*  Repeat around. 

NOTE for 3 months

Continue working 1 more Round in an established pattern. 

Ch1, SC in BACKLOOPS only Around Slip to join. 

free crochet baby hat pattern

Do not Fasten off and continue working first earflap. 

HOW to Crochet the Earflaps 

crochet baby hat pattern FREE with earflaps

Row1:ch1,1sc in same st as ch1, 1sc in next 7 sts, turn. (7)

Row2: ch1,skip first st, 1sc in nxt 6sts, turn

Row3: ch1, skip first st, 1sc in nxt 5sts, turn

Row4: ch1, skip first st, 1sc in nxt 4sts, turn

Row5: ch1, skip first st, 1sc in nxt 3sts, turn

Row6: ch1, skip first st, 1sc in nxt 2sts, turn

Row7: ch1, skip first st, 1sc in nxt st, Fasten off. 

2nd Earflap

With the back of hat facing you count 19 sts away from first st of earflap,

Rejoin yarn IN the 19th st and rep as for the first earflap.

Do Not Fasten off 

Finishing Border. 

Make sure you are working with Right Side 

continue working sc up and down the  sides of earflaps, until you reach the chain2 of earflap

Working INTO the chain 2 space

make (sc, chain 25, slip stitch back up the chain just made, and sc back into the ch 2 space,)  

continue working in sc to next earflap and repeat ( ) sc to first st 

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Create a Pom pom and tie securely. 

this is my GO-TO favorite way to make a thick fluffy pom out of Yarn

I also have several other FREE Baby Hat Crochet Patterns you may be interested in available on my website here 

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