An Unconventional Aviator
Marie Segares/Underground Crafter
This asymmetrical earflap hat is an unconventional spin on an aviator hat. My original inspiration wasÂ an iconic image of Amelia Earhart used in Appleâs Think Different poster series. I borrowed the shape from that design.I wanted to design an earflap hat that emphasized Ameliaâs creative spirit (did you know she brieflyÂ had her own clothing line?), so I steered away from the typical neutral colors you would see in an aviator pattern and choose bright cerulean yarn. I included a stitch pattern with eyelet details that add a touch of femininity (and also work as adjustable button holes), and finished it off with two amazing gun metal buttons I picked up atÂ M & J Trimming.Skills usedBasic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitchWorking in rounds and in rows, increasing and decreasing, crocheting in chain spaces, using stitch markersSpecial stitches: sc2tog (written explanation is provided in pattern)Skill levelEasy
SHOKAY Orient (75% yak/25% bamboo, 3.5 oz/100 g, 245 yd/224 m) â 2 skeins in Cerulean,Â or approximately 290 yd (265 m) in any light weight yarn.US G-6/4 mm crochet hook,Â or any size needed to obtain gauge.Yarn needle.3 locking stitch markers or pieces of scrap yarn.2 sew-through or shank buttons.
Teen/Adult: 20â (51 cm) hat circumference.
Through Rnd 7 in pattern = 4â (10 cm) diameter.Â For best fit, always check your gauge.
Pattern is available on my blog here.