February 13, 2015

"The Greys" Alien Slouchy Earflap Hat -free crochet pattern-


"I've been on a case since you disappeared. Where have you been the last five days?" (Lieutenant Frank Watters, Fire in the Sky, 1993)

"The Greys", specializing in human abduction, are the most commonly depicted alien species and I'm a huge fan!  Not only is this crochet alien hat perfect for sharing your alien fascination, but it is warm too.

This hat is constructed from the earflaps up.  The head is roomy to allow for the slouch effect of the hat, and the eyes and braids are added at the end.


Designed By: Farrah Hodgson
Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:
  • Worsted Weight (4) medium, Red Heart Comfort, approximately 300 yards; col. 3179
  • Small Amount of Black Worsted Weight Yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)
  • Crochet Hook Size 6.5mm for hat
  • Crochet Hook Size 5.0mm for eyes

Size: Adult (22-24” Circumference); Toddler/Child (18-21” Circumference);  Baby 3-12mos (15-17” Circumference)

Gauge: 12sc and 12 rows = 4 inches

Stitches Used: Ch=Chain, Sl st=Slip Stitch, Sc=Single Crochet

Special Stitch Used: 
Berry Stitch= Insert your hook in the next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through the 1st loop on your hook, 3 times.  Yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.  Pull the bulge to the front of your work.


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Size: ADULT

Ear Flaps

Row 1: Ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs.  (3sc)
Row 2: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts.  (4sc)
Row 3: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts.  (5sc)
Row 4: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 4 sts.  (6sc)
Row 5: Ch1, turn, 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 5 sts.  (7sc)
Row 6: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 6 sts.  (8sc)
Row 7: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 7 sts.  (9sc)
Row 8: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 8 sts.  (10sc)
Row 9: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 9 sts.  (11sc)
Row 10: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 10 sts.  (12sc)
Row 11: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 11 sts.  (13sc)
Row 12: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 12 sts.  (14sc)
Row 13: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 13 sts.  (15sc)
Row 14: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 14 sts.  (16sc)
Row 15: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 15 sts.  (17sc)
Row 16: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 16 sts.  (18sc)
Row 17: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 17 sts.  (19sc)
Row 18: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 18 sts.  (20sc)
Row 19: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 19 sts.  (21sc)
Row 20: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 20 sts.  (22sc)
Row 21: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 21 sts.  (23sc)
Row 22: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 22 sts.  (24sc)

Fasten off the 1st side, do not fasten off the 2nd side!


Hat

Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 24 sts (along top of 2nd ear flap), ch 12, attach to 1st ear flap (where you ended off) in the 1st st with a sc; sc in next 23 sts (along top of 1st ear flap); attach to the 1st sc of round with a sl st. (60sts)

Rnd 2: Ch1, turn; sc in next 24sc, sc in next 12 chs, sc in next 24 sc, sl st in 1st sc to join. (60sc)
Rnds 3 to 5: Ch1, turn; sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 6:  Ch1, turn, (sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (70sc)
Rnd 7: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (80sc)
Rnd 8: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (80sc)
Rnd 9: Ch1, turn; sc in next 37 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 4sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 37 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 10: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (80sc)
Rnd 11: Ch1, turn; sc in next 35 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 8 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 35 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 12: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (80sc)
Rnd 13: Ch1, turn; sc in next 33 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 12 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 33 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 14: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (80sc)
Rnd 15: Ch1, turn; sc in next 31 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 16 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 31 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 16: Ch1, turn; sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (80sc)
Rnd 17: Ch1, turn; sc in next 27 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next st,* berry st* in next st, sc in next 20 sc, *berry st* in next st, sc in next st, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 27 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnds 18 to 32: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (80sc)
Rnd 33: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (70sc)
Rnd 34: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (60sc)
Rnd 35: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (50sc)
Rnd 36: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (40sc)
Rnd 37: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (30sc)
Rnd 38: Ch1, turn; (sc in next st, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (20sc)
Rnd 39: Ch1, turn, (sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (10sc)
Rnd 40: Ch1, turn; (sc2tog) 5 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (5sc)
Fasten off!


Border

Attach yarn to back side of right earflap and work a row of rsc (reverse single crochet or crab stitch) all of the way around the edge of the hat. Sl st in 1st st to join.  Fasten off.


Eyes (Use Crochet Hook Size 5.0mm) Make Two

Row 1: Ch2, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Row 2: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next st.  (3sc)
Row 3: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts. (4sc)
Row 4: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts. (5sc)
Rows 5 to 8: Ch1, turn, sc in next 5 sts. (5sc)
Row 9: Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts. (4sc)
Row 10: Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts. (3sc)
Row 11: Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st.  (2sc)
Row 12: Ch1, turn, sc2tog. (1sc)

-work 1 round of sc around the eye in the ends of the rows, sl st in 1st sc to join.  Fasten off. (24sc)
-Sew eyes evenly onto hat, under the berry sts.  Leave a small space (about 1sc width) between eyes.

Braids

Cut 3 sets of yarn approximately 24 inches long. I used 6 strands per section, =18 total strands for each side.  Pull the strands through bottoms of ear flaps in 3 sections, fold even and braid them. Tie end off.  Do other side.

Sew in all loose ends of hat.

**I added a nose by simply embroidering two lines for nostrils on edge of hat above face.



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TODDLER/CHILD

Ear Flaps

Row 1: Ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs.  (3sc)
Row 2: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts.  (4sc)
Row 3: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts.  (5sc)
Row 4: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 4 sts.  (6sc)
Row 5: Ch1, turn, 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 5 sts.  (7sc)
Row 6: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 6 sts.  (8sc)
Row 7: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 7 sts.  (9sc)
Row 8: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 8 sts.  (10sc)
Row 9: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 9 sts.  (11sc)
Row 10: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 10 sts.  (12sc)
Row 11: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 11 sts.  (13sc)
Row 12: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 12 sts.  (14sc)
Row 13: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 13 sts.  (15sc)
Row 14: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 14 sts.  (16sc)
Row 15: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 15 sts.  (17sc)
Row 16: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 16 sts.  (18sc)
Row 17: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 17 sts.  (19sc)
Row 18: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 18 sts.  (20sc)

Fasten off the 1st side, do not fasten off the 2nd side!


Hat

Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 20 sts (along top of 2nd ear flap), ch 10, attach to 1st ear flap (where you ended off) in the 1st st with a sc; sc in next 19 sts (along top of 1st ear flap); attach to the 1st sc of round with a sl st. (50sts)
Rnd 2: Ch1, turn; sc in next 20sc, sc in next 10 chs, sc in next 20 sc, sl st in 1st sc to join. (50sc)
Rnds 3 to 5: Ch1, turn; sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 6:  Ch1, turn, (sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (60sc)
Rnd 7: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (70sc)
Rnd 8: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (70sc)
Rnd 9: Ch1, turn; sc in next 33 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 2sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 33 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 10: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (70sc)
Rnd 11: Ch1, turn; sc in next 31 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 6 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 31 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 12: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (70sc)

Rnd 13: Ch1, turn; sc in next 29 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 10 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 29 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 14: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (70sc)
Rnd 15: Ch1, turn; sc in next 25 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next st, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 14 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next st, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 25 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnds 16 to 28: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (70sc)
Rnd 29: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (60sc)
Rnd 30: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (50sc)
Rnd 31: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (40sc)
Rnd 32: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (30sc)
Rnd 33: Ch1, turn; (sc in next st, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (20sc)
Rnd 34: Ch1, turn; (sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (10sc)
Rnd 35: Ch1, turn, (sc2tog) 5 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (5sc)
Fasten off!


Border

Attach yarn to back side of right earflap and work a row of rsc (reverse single crochet or crab stitch) all of the way around the edge of the hat. Sl st in 1st st to join.  Fasten off.


Eyes (Use Crochet Hook Size 5.0mm) Make Two

Row 1: Ch2, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Row 2: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next st.  (3sc)
Row 3: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts. (4sc)
Rows 4 to 7: Ch1, turn, sc in next 4 sts. (4sc)
Row 8: Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts. (3sc)
Row 9: Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st. (2sc)
Row 10: Ch1, turn, sc2tog.  (1sc)

-work 1 round of sc around the eye in the ends of the rows, sl st in 1st sc to join.  Fasten off. (20sc)
-Sew eyes evenly onto hat, under the berry sts.  Leave a small space (about 1sc width) between eyes.

Braids

Cut 3 sets of yarn approximately 20 inches long. I used 6 strands per section, =18 total strands for each side.  Pull the strands through bottoms of ear flaps in 3 sections, fold even and braid them. Tie end off.  Do other side.

Sew in all loose ends of hat.

**I added a nose by simply embroidering two lines for nostrils on edge of hat above face.



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 BABY

Ear Flaps

Row 1: Ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs.  (3sc)
Row 2: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts.  (4sc)
Row 3: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts.  (5sc)
Row 4: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 4 sts.  (6sc)
Row 5: Ch1, turn, 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 5 sts.  (7sc)
Row 6: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 6 sts.  (8sc)
Row 7: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 7 sts.  (9sc)
Row 8: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 8 sts.  (10sc)
Row 9: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 9 sts.  (11sc)
Row 10: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 10 sts.  (12sc)
Row 11: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 11 sts.  (13sc)
Row 12: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 12 sts.  (14sc)
Row 13: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 13 sts.  (15sc)

Fasten off the 1st side, do not fasten off the 2nd side!


Hat

Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn; sc in next 15 sts (along top of 2nd ear flap), ch 10, attach to 1st ear flap (where you ended off) in the 1st st with a sc; sc in next 14 sts (along top of 1st ear flap); attach to the 1st sc of round with a sl st. (40sts)
Rnd 2: Ch1, turn; sc in next 15 sc, sc in next 10 chs, sc in next 15 sc, sl st in 1st sc to join. (40sc)
Rnds 3 to 5: Ch1, turn; sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 6:  Ch1, turn, (sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (50sc)
Rnd 7: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (60sc)
Rnd 8: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (60sc)
Rnd 9: Ch1, turn; sc in next 28 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 2sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 28 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 10: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (60sc)
Rnd 11: Ch1, turn; sc in next 26 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 6 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 26 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnd 12: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (60sc)
Rnd 13: Ch1, turn; sc in next 22 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next sc, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 10 sts, *berry st* in next st, sc in next st, *berry st* in next st, sc in next 22 sts, sl st in 1st sc to join.
Rnds 14 to 24: Ch1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc to join. (60sc)
Rnd 25: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (50sc)
Rnd 26: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (40sc)
Rnd 27: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (30sc)
Rnd 28: Ch1, turn; (sc in next st, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (20sc)
Rnd 29: Ch1, turn; (sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (10sc)
Rnd 30: Ch1, turn, (sc2tog) 5 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (5sc)
Fasten off!


Border

Attach yarn to back side of right earflap and work a row of rsc (reverse single crochet or crab stitch) all of the way around the edge of the hat. Sl st in 1st st to join.  Fasten off.


Eyes (Use Crochet Hook Size 5.0mm) Make Two

Row 1: Ch2, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Row 2: Ch1, turn; 2sc in 1st st, sc in next st.  (3sc)
Rows 3 to 6: Ch1, turn, sc in next 3 sts. (3sc)
Row 7: Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st. (2sc)
Row 8: Ch1, turn, sc2tog.  (1sc)

-work 1 round of sc around the eye in the ends of the rows, sl st in 1st sc to join.  Fasten off. (16sc)
-Sew eyes evenly onto hat, under the berry sts.  Leave a small space (about 1sc width) between eyes.

Braids

Cut 3 sets of yarn approximately 18 inches long. I used 6 strands per section, =18 total strands for each side.  Pull the strands through bottoms of ear flaps in 3 sections, fold even and braid them. Tie end off.  Do other side.

Sew in all loose ends of hat.

**I added a nose by simply embroidering two lines for nostrils on edge of hat above face.




6 comments:

  1. This is adorable! I have a toddler that needs this now :-) Off to the store for more yarn!

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  2. do you use two strands of yarn for the hat? Or just one?:)

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  3. I have a question, did you work the hat part of the pattern in the round? The instructions confuse me.

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  4. I have a question, did you work the hat part of the pattern in the round? The instructions confuse me.

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