This goat earflap beanie is not only fun to make but fun to wear! Kids and adults love to wear them. Not only are they great for Halloween but they can be worn anytime you like!

Goat Earflap Beanie

Materials:

Hook: H (5.00mm)

Medium worsted weight yarn – I use Vanna’s Choice or Impeccable Yarn!

Terms:

ch: chain
st: stitch
slst: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
tr: triple crochet
sc2tog: sc crochet two stitches together (decrease)
( ): repeat around
{ }: total number of stitches

Instructions:

Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: ch 1, 9 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc {9 sc}
Round 2: ch 3 (counts as dc from here forward), dc in joining space, (2dc in each sc) {20 dc}
Round 3: ch 3, dc in joining space, dc in next dc, (2dc in next dc, dc in next dc {30 dc}
Round 4: ch 3, dc in joining space, dc in next two dc, (2dc in next dc, dc in next two dc) {40 dc}
Round 5: ch 3, dc in joining space, dc in next three dc, (2dc in next dc, dc in next three dc) {50 dc}
Round 6: ch 3, dc in joining space, dc in next 4 dc, (2dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc) {60 dc}
Round 7-18: ch 3, (dc in each dc) {60 dc}
Fasten off.

EARFLAP – from final joining space count 9 st around left side.

Attach yarn (with outside of hat facing you);

Row 1: ch 3, dc in next 12 st {12 dc}
Row 2: ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in next 8 st, dc2tog {10 dc}
Row 3: ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in next 6 st, dc2tog {8 dc}
Row 4: ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in next 4 st, dc2tog {6 dc}
Fasten off, if you are going to add a tassel you can leave a tail if not weave in.

For second earflap, count 21 st to the right (from back seam), attach yarn, and repeat earflap directions.

Goat Earflap Beanie

With Horn colors, sc around hat and earflaps.

Ears – Make 2

With lighter color

Row 1: chain 22 – sc in second chain and next 3 ch, hdc in next 4 stitches, dc in next 2 stitches, tr in next st, dc in next 2, hdc in next 4 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches – repeat on foundation chain

Row 2: ch 1, sc in next 4 st, hdc in next 4 st, dc in next 2 st, tr in next st, dc in next 2, hdc in next 4 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches – repeat going around the ear – fasten off.

With darker color – make 2 ears. Crochet same as a lighter color. Hold two pieces together and sc around to join.

Eyes – Make 2

With white, ch 2

Round 1: 6 dc in first chain {6 dc}, fasten off.

Round 2: 2dc in each stitch {12 dc}

Attach button eyes in the center of the white circle.

Snout

With hat color, Ch 2

Row 1: 6 hdc in first chain (6 hdc)
Row2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around (12 hdc)
Row3: ch1, hdc in each stitch around. You could stop here or add another row of hdc in each stitch around. Depending on how big you want the snout.

With Black Yarn – embroider/stitch nose

Horns – Make 2

Crochet in the round, you will need a stitch marker to mark the last st of the round and move it as your go. You can make it as tall or short as you like.

Row 1 ch 2,  5 sc in first chain
Row 2 – 2 sc in first st, sc 4 (6st)
Row 3 – sc 1 in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st
Row 4 – sc around
Row 5 – sc 1, 2 sc in the next 2 st, sc 2, sc2tog
Row 6 – sc 2, 2 sc in next st, sc 5
Row 7 – sc around
Row 8 – sc in next 3 st ,2 sc in the next 2 st , sc n next 3 st, sc2tog
Row 9 – sc in thext 3st , 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st
Row 10 – sc in next 4, 2 sc in the next 2 st, sc in next 4 st, sc2tog
Row 11 – sc in next 4, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7st
Row 12 – sc in next 5, 2 sc in the next 2 st, sc in next 5, sc2tog
Row 13 – sc in next 5, 2 sc in next st, sc8
Row 14 – sc in next 6, 2 sc in the next 2 st, sc in next 6, sc2tog
Row 15 – sc in next 6, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9
Row 16 – sc in next 7, 2 sc in the next 2 st, sc in next 7, sc2tog
Row 17 – sc in next 7, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10
Row 18 – sc in next 8, 2 sc in the next 2 st, sc in next 8, sc2tog

Sew on all parts to hat base – use photo as a guide. Weave in all loose ends of yarn.

Making Tassels

Cut chosen yarn for tassels about 40 inches in length. You could go longer if you want – I don’t recommend shorter because braiding will reduce the size a little.

Depending on how many colors you want into your tassels will decide the number of strands you need. Remember that it needs to be able to be divided by 3 if you are braiding them so you can have the right proportions for the braid.

Each tassel:

2 colors: hold 2 strands together and cut equal pieces 6 or 12 times
3 colors: hold 3 strands together and cut equal pieces 6 times.

Fold the yarn in half; put on hook pull through earflap; pull tails through the loop Pull tight Braid or finish however you prefer

If you don’t want to crochet this yourself, I am happy to make it for you. Reach out below!

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