Infant Boys Aviator Hat

Here is a little project that I came up with the other day.  I was asked to make a couple hats for charity auction.  These hats are going in a couple of baby shower gift baskets.  The following hat is a boys hat.  I was inspired by those old aviator hats with the earflaps and bill that folds up.  The pictures don’t depict it but I am going to add large wooden buttons to the bill to simulate goggles.  I am also going to give the pattern.  It is a pretty simple hat to do though.  And if you have any questions feel free to email me or leave a comment on this site.  Enjoy!

 

Infant Boys Aviator Hat

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Size Measurements: 0-6 months

Materials: Size “J” Crochet Hook

Worsted Weight Yarn (Med Cat 4) 2 colors, (MC, CC)

Pictured: Lion Brand Vanna White Choice yarn

Tapestry Needle

Stitch Marker

Pattern:

Hat

Row 1) Ch 3

Row 2) 8hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first hdc to join round, place marker (8hdc) *move marker to end of row at each round*

Row 3) 2hdc in each st around (DO NOT JOIN IN ROUND), move marker (16hdc)

Row 4) *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, repeat from* around (24 hdc)

Row 5) *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, repeat from* around (32 hdc)

Row 6) *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 st, repeat from* around (40 hdc)

Row 7) *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 st, repeat from* around (48 hdc)

Rows 8-13) hdc in each st around for 6 rows, place makers at sts 18, 41

Shape Earflaps

Row 1) Join yarn at first marker with sl st, ch 2, hdc 11 sts across, ch 2, turn (12hdc)
Row 2) hdc2tog (dec made), hdc next 8, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn (10hdc)
Row 3) hdc2tog (dec made), hdc next 6, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn (8hdc)
Row 4) hdc2tog (dec made), hdc next 4, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn (6hdc)
Row 5) hdc2tog (dec made), hdc next 2, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn (4hdc)
Row 6) hdc in each st (4hdc), ch 2, turn
Row 7) hdc in each st (4hdc), ch 2, turn
Row 8) hdc2tog twice (2hdc), fasten off
Join yarn at second marker with sl st. Repeat as above for 2nd flap.
 
Bill
Row 1) ch 13 using CC.
Rows 2-9) sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across, ch 1, turn (12sc) fasten off
 
 
Edging
Attach the bill using CC with a sl st and 12 sc across, a tapestry needle could also be used
Sc around entire edge including earflaps
At the tips of the ears ch 19, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each st across (18 st), sl st to tip of earflap, continue edging. Fasten off. Weave ends in.
 
Optional: add buttons to bill to fasten it down.

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One Response to “Infant Boys Aviator Hat”

  1. anne riccioli Says:

    Hi, sweet hat..can you adapt this for a 12 month old? thanks so much, anne

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