Red Heart Team Cheers Earflap Crochet Pattern
- Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn
- Crochet Hook – Size J
- Row Marker
- Gold Magic Clear Elastic Braiding Bands
- Free Pattern – Size Small/Medium. Changes for size Medium/Large are in parentheses. Sized to Fit Head Circumference 20-21 (22-23)” [51-53 (56-58) cm]
Free Crochet Hat Patterns
I’ve been piling up the hats to donate to a homeless organization here in Seattle for the last few weeks. That’s because I have some Christmas gifts I want to make for family and I can’t start on them until I get a stack of caps ready to donate. I crochet hats currently, though someday soon I hope to try knitting again. As I search for patterns, I find I’m always falling in love with knit patterns.
This free crochet pattern for an earflap beanie is free from Red Heart and super easy to work up in about an hour. I skip the pom-pom on the top because it uses a lot of yarn and I’d rather use that yarn to make more hats. Plus my son says pom-poms are not attractive on guys and these are mostly meant for homeless men, though there is a pink one in the mix.
I used the Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn for the project, and though the self-striping was perfect for this project, I’m not a fan of the yarn. I found it rough, and the dying isn’t consistent. In fact, the red and white have areas that look like pink because of the way it’s dyed. Still, since I wanted as few joins as possible to make these nearly indestructible, the yarn was a good choice. Plus it was on sale almost 50% off, so I purchased about 25 skeins before feeling it, so I have a few to use up now that I own it. I also used Gold Magic Clear Elastic Braiding Bands instead of a strand of yarn to finish off the braids. They’re clear, so they don’t show, and I wind them around three times to keep them in place.
The free crochet Team Spirit Hat pattern fits men or women and is pretty adorable on. Are you working on anything new?