Basketweave Earflap Crochet Hat

Autumn is undoubtedly my favorite season of the year. I grew up in the Northeast where we were lucky enough to enjoy the changing colors and splendid cooler weather in all its glory.  Last year I spent autumn (and winter) in the Dominican Republic, which meant every day was a muggy 95+ degrees and burn-worthy sunny. Now, I am not asking for any pity come January/February, but I’ve spent the past few months this year in my home state and it’s just marvelous. Autumn is the best!

I’ve had this pattern in the works for about three years now (story of my life, yes?) and honestly the hardest part for me was getting the pompom and braids on to take final pictures…I even have this hat in four separate colors, just none of them finished. Who knows why the finishing steps are so hard, but I think the yarning world agrees that “weaving in ends”, “sewing on buttons”, and “making and attaching pompoms” are just about everyone’s least favorite things to do.

Enough talk, let’s make some fun hats! I’m proud to say this is my first unisex hat. (I made sure to clear it by my very hairy manly husband before making that statement).  It’s available in adult S/M and L/XL sizes.  The chunky yarn makes it super warm, the pompom is always optional, but when do you NOT want pompoms on your hats?!

Buy yours on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy or using the below link. Hooray for hats!

Classy Crochet | Basketweave Earflap Hat

Chunky Swirled Beret Pattern

According to my lovely friends and family on the East Coast of the U.S., it’s officially fall weather.  Here in the DR, it’s about 90 degrees and sunny every day.  Which is nice and all, but y’know, sometimes it’s just lovely to have sweatshirt weather.  But let’s be honest – in three months when everyone else is freezing and bundled up, I’m not going to complain as I mosey out the door in my flip flops and t-shirt.  🙂

Here is the pattern for a chunky swirled beret.  You can wear it like a regular hat (as pictured), or slouchy in the back if you are so inclined.  The bulky yarn whips this hat up in less than an hour and you can have holiday gifts, birthday gifts, and just-because gifts ready in no time!

Buy it on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy or here on the website.  You can also get a fabulous combo pattern package with the uber popular chunky cloche for a discounted price, also on Ravelry or Etsy or below.  What are you waiting for??  Get crocheting today!

Swirl Beret Pattern only:

Chunky Hat Duo!:

Crochet Chunky Swirl Beret | Classy Crochet

Crochet Chunky Swirl Beret | Classy Crochet