An Unconventional Aviator by Marie Segares

An Unconventional Aviator

Crochet
April 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
Through Rnd 7 in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. For best results, always check your gauge.
4.0 mm (G)
235 - 290 yards (215 - 265 m)
Teen/Adult: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference.
US
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This asymmetrical earflap hat is an unconventional spin on an aviator hat. My original inspiration was an iconic image of Amelia Earhart used in Apple’s Think Different poster series. I borrowed the shape from that design.

I wanted to design an earflap hat that emphasized Amelia’s creative spirit (did you know she briefly had her own clothing line?), so I steered away from the typical neutral colors you would see in an aviator pattern and choose bright cerulean yarn. I included a stitch pattern with eyelet details that add a touch of femininity (and also work as adjustable button holes), and finished it off with two amazing gun metal buttons I picked up at M & J Trimming.

Skills used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
Working in rounds and in rows, increasing and decreasing, crocheting in chain spaces, using stitch markers
Special stitches: sc2tog (written explanation is provided in pattern)

Skill level
Easy

Finished Size
Teen/Adult: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference.

Materials
SHOKAY Orient (75% yak/25% bamboo, 3.5 oz/100 g, 245 yd/224 m) – 2 skeins in Cerulean, or approximately 290 yd (265 m) in any light weight yarn.

US G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

3 locking stitch markers or pieces of scrap yarn.

2 sew-through or shank buttons.

Gauge
Through Rnd 7 in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. For best fit, always check your gauge.