An Unconventional Aviator

Author

Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Introduction

This asymmetrical earflap hat is an unconventional spin on an aviator hat. My original inspiration was an iconic image of Amelia Earhart used in Apple’s Think Different poster series. I borrowed the shape from that design.I wanted to design an earflap hat that emphasized Amelia’s creative spirit (did you know she briefly 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 at 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

Materials List

SHOKAY Orient (75% yak/25% bamboo, 3.5 oz/100 g, 245 yd/224 m) – 2 skeins in Cerulean, or approximately 290 yd (265 m) in any light weight yarn.US G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.Yarn needle.3 locking stitch markers or pieces of scrap yarn.2 sew-through or shank buttons.

Finished Size

Teen/Adult: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference.

Notes

Through Rnd 7 in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. For best fit, always check your gauge.

The Pattern

Pattern is available on my blog here.

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