How to Add Earflaps to a Crochet Beanie

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Add earflaps to a crochet beanie is a great way to winterize an old accessory. Find out how to add earflaps to a crochet beanie with help from a knitwear and accessories designer in this free video clip.

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Hello, I'm Renaissance Austin, knitwear and crochet designer. And today, I'm going to show you how to crochet a ear flap to a crocheted beanie. I have a completed crocheted beanie. It's 100 percent acrylic worsted weight yarn. I have safety pins, which I'm going to use as a stitch marker. And, I have a size J crochet hook. I'm going to place my marker on the side, and you're going to do the same thing for the other side as well. This just gives me an idea about evenness. So, now what I'm going to do is I'm going to line up my markers, and your ear flap should be wide enough to cover your ears. So, I'm going to count over from the center, and I'm going to do the same thing for the other side. One, two, three, four, five. And, I'm going to place my marker. So, now I can remove the center marker. So, my ear flap is going to fall in between these two markers. So, I'm going to add my yarn by inserting my hook in the stitch where the marker is. Make sure to leave enough yarn to work with at the end. I'm going to take both of them together and just create a chain, and I'm going to drop my tail end and just let it sit. So, here we can do a simple half-double crochet. We chain two for half-double crochet. You're going to yarn over, and you're going to insert into the next stitch. That chain two counts as one half-double crochet. And, you're going to continue on, working in between the markers only. We're going to put our half-double crochet in the last stitch where the marker is, and this creates our first row. You can go ahead and remove your markers now that you have your first row. And then, you will continue on in pattern. You're going to chain two, you'll turn. And remember, this counts as one. So, you're going to skip over your first stitch and go to the second. Another very important thing so that you don't lose any stitches is, the very first chain two that we created, you have to put a half-double crochet there, and that will be in your chain two space. Now, we're ready to complete the last row. You want a half-double crochet in your second-to-last stitch. Your last stitch will be the chain two space, right there. Want to insert your hook and create your last half-double crochet. Want to pull tightly, cut your yarn, and pull through. Thank you so much for watching. I'm Renaissance Austin, and this is how to crochet an ear flap to a crocheted beanie.


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