Additional Craft Information:
If you have 4 grandsons like I do then you know that super heroes rule! My 7 year old grandson, Devon, has been dressing as a different super hero every day since he was 3. To be fair now that he's in 2nd. grade he only dresses up on weekends, unless it's Halloween.
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So that he can wear super hero stuff even on weekdays I've been making him super hero hats. He loves them!
This time I made him this Batman hat to add to his Captain America and Spiderman hats.
I use my favorite basic hat pattern from Ravelry by Christins from My Sweet Potato 3, but you can use any hat pattern you like. I didn't add any ties as Devon considers them too “girly” but I think you can add them if you want to. I will be making another one for my 2 year old grandson Jett. This time I will edge it in yellow I think to tie the hat together, and maybe add ties to that one. Here's the basic pattern and the applique ears, shield, and bat logo.
To download a free printable pdf version of this pattern click here!
Crocheted Batman Hat w/Earflaps
Hook Size K 6.5mm
Hook Size F 3.75 mm
#4 worsted yarn in black and yellow
Ch – Chain
SL ST – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double
DC – Double Crochet
TC – Treble Crochet
MP – Mini Picot (CH 2, SL ST in 2nd. CH from Hook)
With Hook size K and black yarn make a basic hat with earflaps using your favorite pattern. I use the Ravelry pattern by Christins from My Sweet Potato 3.
Then follow the patterns below for the appliques.
Ears – Make 2
When you get to the “ears” part you will be using 2 strands of black yarn to make the ears so that they will stand up. You can either use 2 skeins or balls, or you can use a strand from each end of the skein (this is harder as they can get tangled)
With Hook size K and 1 strand black yarn CH 10
Row 1: HDC in 2nd. CH from hook, HDC across the chain, turn (9HDC)
Row 2: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC), HDC across, turn (9HDC)
Row 3-4: Repeat Row 2
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Row 5: ADD a 2nd. Strand of black yarn. From now until the end you will be using 2 strands held together. CH 1, Decrease HDC (HDC first 2 sts together), HDC in next 5 sts, Decrease HDC in last 2 sts, turn (7 HDC)
Row 6: CH 1, Decrease HDC, HDC in next 3 sts, Decrease HDC in last 2 sts, turn ( 5 HDC)
Row 7: CH 1, Decrease HDC, HDC in next st, Decrease HDC in last 2 sts, turn ( 3 HDC)
Row 8: CH 1, Decrease HDC, you should have a point ( 1 HDC), do not fasten off, continue for the edging
SC around the the ear when you reach the point, the 1HDC from Row 8 work the following stitches in the same st (SC, HDC, DC, TC, DC, HDC, SC). Fasten off leaving tail for sewing.
Oval “Sheild” –
Using hook size F and yellow yarn you will be working in rounds.
Rd. 1: 6 SC in 2nd. CH from hook. Do not join or turn (6SC)
Rd. 2: *3 SC in 1st. st, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st*, Repeat ** ONE time. Do not join or turn (12 SC)
Rd. 3: SC in 1st. st, 2 SC in next 3 sts, 1 SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in next 3 sts, 1 SC in last 2 sts. Do not join or turn (18 SC)
Rd. 4: 1SC in first 2 sts, 2SC in next st, *1SC in next st, 2SC in next st* Repeat ** 4 times, 1SC in last 2 sts. Do not join or turn (24 SC)
Rd. 5: 1SC in first 3 sts, 2SC in next st, * 1SC in next st, 2SC in next st* Repeat ** 6 times, 1SC in last 4st. Fasten off leaving tail for sewing.
If you need a bigger oval you can continue this pattern another round or two until you reach the desired size. Just remember to increase by 6 in each round.
To make this bat logo you will be working on BOTH sides of the foundation chain. So do not turn the work when you've completed the first row, instead rotate work so that you can crochet on the bottom side of the foundation.
Using Hook size F and black yarn CH 16
Top side of foundation chain: HDC in 3rd. CH from hook, MP (CH 2, SLST in 2nd CH from hook), HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next st, MP, SC in next 3 sts, MP, SC in next 3 sts, MP, SC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, MP, HDC in next st, SLST same st. Rotate work so you can work on the bottom side of the foundation chain.
Bottom side of foundation chain: CH 2, DC in same st where you made HDC and SLST at the end of the top foundation chain, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 3 sts, MP, SC in next 2 sts, MP, SC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in last st. Fasten off leaving tail for sewing.
Sew ears on either side of the hat, consult photo and align with the earflaps. The flat sides should be flush on the hat, the double strand crocheted ears should stick up and not sewn on to the hat. Gently pull and shape the ears into a point and sqeeze slightly together so that they cup.
Sew bat log on to oval and sew oval on the middle of the front of the hat about 2 rows from the edge.
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