Donation Hats

Review of Adrienne Engar’s Chunky Ear Flap Hat crochet pattern.

Christmas crafting is almost done!  Only a little while longer until gifts are opened and I can start posting about what I’ve been up to for the past few months.

In the meantime, here are two hats that I worked on earlier this fall.

Fig Ear Flap Hat, 3/4 View Fig Ear Flap Hat, Side View Blossom Ear Flap Hat, Side View Blossom Ear Flap Hat, 3/4 View

Pattern: Adrienne Engar’s Chunky Ear Flap Hat ($5 in her Etsy store, The Fuzzy Noggin)

Size: Child (ages 3-8)

Yarn & Hook: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Fig, Blossom, and Charcoal colorways), using size K (6.5mm) hook

Modifications: None

How it went: The pattern itself was very easy and very quick.  I think each hat took me just a few hours.  I could have done both of them in a single dedicated day of crochet. Gauge turned out to be more important than I would have expected for a project of this nature.  I found it very easy to make this hat far too large with the recommended yarn & hook, but going down a hook size resulted in a hat that was far too small.  I attribute this to my interaction with the yarn rather than the pattern itself.

Bottom Line: I’d definitely recommend this pattern to someone looking for a warm, stylish winter hat – particularly if you’re looking for something quick.