Simple Bee Hat With Earflaps and Braids for Toddlers

I just love to crochet cute hats for my baby and I thought of crocheting a simple bee hat with earflaps and braids for him. I love orange and black. They go together so well. I really love the color combination and  I hope you love it too. I’m thinking of making another project with orange and black as a theme. I’ll be glad to share it with you. It makes me feel happy to share my patterns and people actually appreciates it. It gives me inspiration to make more lovely crochet projects. I was never good at my art classes before so no one ever appreciated my work. I can only draw people out of sticks:) lol
 
This pattern is a nice way for beginner crocheters to practice on. It only uses a Chain, Single Crochet, Double Crochet and a Slip Stitch. 
 
Here’s the Pattern:
Supplies Needed:

Worsted Weight Yarn in Orange and Black
5.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn Cutter


Notes:
Always join with a slip stitch to the 3rd chain of your chain 3


Bee Hat Dimensions:

                 circumference – 18-19 ” 
                  height       –   8″ including earflaps


Hat

Round 1: With Orange Yarn, Magic Ring, Chain 3 counts as a DC, 9 DC in magic ring, join, (10DC)
Round 2: Chain 3 counts as a DC,DC in the same stitch, 2 DC in each around,join, (20 DC)
Round 3: Change to Black Yarn, Chain 3, DC in same stitch, DC in next, (DC inc, DC in the next)* repeat 8 times, join, (30 DC)
Round 4: Chane to Orange Yarn, Chain 3, DC in same stitch, DC in next 2, (DC inc, DC in next 2)* repeat 8 times, join,  (40 DC)
Round 5: Chain 3, DC in same stitch, DC in next 3, (DC inc, DC in next 3)* repeat 8 times, join,  (50 DC)
Round 6: Change to Black Yarn, Chain 3, DC in same stitch, DC in next 9, (DC inc, DC in next 9)* repeat 3  times, join,  (55 DC)
Round 7-8: Change to OPrange Yarn, Chain 3, 55 DC, join (55 DC)
Round 9: Change to Black YarnChain 3, 55 DC, join (55 DC)
Round 10-11: Change to Orange Yarn, Chain 3, 55 DC, join (55 DC)
Round 12:  Change to Black Yarn, Chain 3, 55 DC, join (55 DC)
Round 13-14: Change to Orange Yarn, Chain 3, 55 DC, join (55 DC)

Don’t fasten off, start working on the earflaps.


Earflap 1: 
Orange Yarn
Row 1: 10 SC, turn
Row 2: Chain 1, SC decrease, 6 SC, SC dec, turn
Row 3: Chain 1, 8 SC, turn
Row 4: Chain 1, SC dec, 4 SC, SC dec, turn
Row 5: Chain 1, 6 SC, turn
Row 6: Chain 1, SC dec, SC in next 2, SC dec, turn
Row 7: Chain 1, 4 SC, turn
Row 8: Chain 1, 2 SC dec, turn
Row 9: Chain 1, 2 SC

Fasten Off. Weave ends
 
Earflap 2: 
Orange Yarn
Row 1: Count 17 stitches from your 1st earflap,
Chain 1, 10 SC, turn
Row 2: Chain 1, SC decrease, 6 SC, SC dec, turn
Row 3: 
Chain 1,8 SC, turn
Row 4: Chain 1, SC dec, 4 SC, SC dec, turn
Row 5: Chain 1, 6 SC, turn
Row 6: Chain 1, SC dec, SC in next 2, SC dec, turn
Row 7: Chain 1, 4 SC, turn
Row 8: Chain 1, 2 SC dec, turn
Row 9: Chain 1, 2 SC

Fasten Off. Weave ends
 


SC on the edges using a black yarn

Braids:

Cut 6 strands of orange yarn and 3 strands of black yarn ( 30″ each )

Fold them in half and pull the folded side with a hook to the center bottom part of the earflap.
Pull the ends of the yarn to the loop.
Divide the strands in 3 parts. Start braiding.
Tie a knot to finish.


 
All done! You just made yourself a bumble bee hat. Feel free to share this pattern with your friends. You can sell the finished item from my patterns but not the pattern itself. Credit me as the Designer and provide a link back to my site. 

Please leave a message below for any clarifications and corrections on my pattern. You can also email me at rhe@craftyguild-156630.easywp.com. I’ll be happy to help you out.

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