Over the past two years I have tried a few different ways to write/make ear flaps on hats. I will be going back through patterns and updating to clarify, always working for the best experience for my snappy peeps.
This is my pattern for earflaps:
Earflaps: Fold hat in half. On right side of hat, attach yarn with a sl st to one side.
Start with the appropriate size:
2-5T: Ch 2, hdc 11
Child: Ch 2, hdc 12
Preteen/teen: Ch 2, hdc 13
Teen/adult: Ch 2, hdc 14
After first row of hdc as listed above, follow these instructions for all sizes:
Ch 2, turn, *hdc in next st, hdc in each st across until 2sts remain, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn*.
Repeat until 2 sts remain. Finish off.
Help Note: By starting each row of earflap in “next” st, it is the same as a decrease. If preferred, start with “hdc2tog” in turning st and next st.
Fold hat in half to find placement for 2nd earflap. It should start exactly across from the first flap. Starting on the RS of the hat, attach yarn and follow directions for earflap.
Attach yarn to center back of hat. Ch 1, sc around bottom edge of hat, working 2sc in each earflap tip, sl st to join. Finish off and weave in ends. Attach braids if desired.