I adore hats, and what can be better than one with a mohawk attached to it? Seriously who doesn’t love mohawks, there just so much fun! Granted I might have a bit of a bias opinion considering my bf has one, but still. I do understand tho that not everyone is ready to commit there hair to a mohawk, it is a big step. So here is a way to rock out your mohawk, all while keeping your hair just the way it is 🙂

What you need:

5mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors
Yarn- Whatever colors you want, as many colors as you want.

This project is worked in rounds unless otherwise specified, please mark your rows so you don’t lose count! Also do not crochet too tightly as you want the hat to be soft, not firm.

Single crochet- sc
Slip stitch- slst
Increase stitches- inc

Hat Crochet Pattern

Fist you just need to start with a hat. If you have a specific hat pattern that you like you are welcome to use that, but otherwise here is mine.

For this specific hat I am only using black, but it also looks really nice if you switch colors and make the hat striped. So many different options for you to play with, just allow your imagination, and your yarn, to run wild.
To begin make a magic ring
Row1: sc8 into magic ring
Row2: inc in each stitch (18)
Row3: inc, 1sc (24)
Row4: sc around (24)
Row5: inc, 2sc (32)
Row6: sc around (32)
Row7: inc, 3sc (40)
Row8: sc around (40)
Row9: inc, 4sc (48)
Row10: sc around (48)
Row11: inc, 5sc (56)
Row12: sc around (56)
Row13: inc, 6sc (63)
This is as big as I increase my hats, it is best to double check your own (or whoever that hat is for) head to see if it seems like it is the right size.
Row14-30: sc around (63
This once again is based off your head, and how you like your hat to sit.

Ear Flap

If starting with a previously done hat then just attach yarn, if working off the pattern above slip stitch to end the hat and chain one.
Row1: 16sc, chain and turn
Row2: 16sc,  chain and turn
Row3: skip first stitch, 14sc, slst,  chain and turn
Row4: skip first stitch, 14sc,  chain and turn
Row5: skip first stitch, 12sc, slst,  chain and turn
Row6: skip first stitch, 12sc,  chain and turn
Row7: skip first stitch, 10sc, slst,  chain and turn
Row8: skip first stitch, 10sc,  chain and turn
Row9: skip first stitch, 8sc, slst,  chain and turn
Row10: skip first stitch, 8sc,  chain and turn
Row11: skip first stitch, 6sc, slst,  chain and turn
Row12: skip first stitch, 6sc,  chain and turn
Row13: skip first stitch, 4sc, slst,  chain and turn
Row14: skip first stitch, 4sc, tie off.

One ear flap done 🙂
To do the next one first you have to figure out where to next attach your yarn. I count about 15 stitches over from my first ear flap and attach my yarn there. I recommend seeing how it would fit on your head tho. You want your ear flaps to be a little farther back rather then centered on your hat.

Repeat steps to make second ear flap. Once that is finished all that’s left to do is do one final row of single crochet across the bottom of your hat. What this final row does is really blend the ear flaps into your hat so they don’t seem like they were just an after thought. Plus it makes the side of the ear flap look a lot nicer.

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Mohawk

First thing you have to do is find the center of your hat, don’t want your mohawk to be lopsided now do we. All you have to do is fold your hat in half and lay it flat. To mark the center thread a line of yarn running the full length. I use a color that is going to be in the mohawk so I don’t have to worry about pulling it out later.

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Next you have to cut the strings for your mohawk. What I do for this is just wrap the yarn around me hand a couple times and carefully cut it so that I am left with strips.. When doing this keep the yarn loose! Also it’s best to do this multiple times rather then to try and get enough strips cut all at once. The more yarn that you have wrapped around, the thicker it gets. If it gets too thick then you start getting some really off sized strips. You will most likely have to stop and make more anyways. I will swear I cut to many at the time, but sure enough I get about half way done with the hat and have to stop to make a whole other pile.

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For this hat I am using 2 strands of green and 2 strands of black in each section. Start at the bottom of the back of the hat. What you are doing is pretty much tying knots onto the stitches of the hat. With your hook pull the center of the yarn threw the hat so they make a loop. With your fingers pull the strands of the yarn threw the hoop and gently pull. If you just keep pulling all you are going to do is tug at the stitches in the hat. Instead, to tighten pull on the individual strands of yarn so the knot is tightened and it is fully secure to the hat.

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I am making my mohawk three knots wide, if you would like a fuller mohawk just add more rows. I do the center one first, then one on each side so as to keep the mohawk going straight.

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Continue this up the center of the hat, leaving about 14 rows in the front empty so that the yarn wont hang down in your face. If you lay your hat flat you will see that there are a couple of unruly strands of yarn, just give it a little hair cut so that they all lay nicely.

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Braids

I personally think that the hat looks unfinished without the braids added onto the ear flap, but this part is optional if you prefer your hat to not have them.

When cutting the yarn for this I made my strands extra long, about the length of my arm, so that I had plenty to work with. I cut 3 strands of green and 3 strands of black for each side. Connect your strands to the center of the ear flap the same way you did the mohawk.

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All that’s left to do is braid. I used even amounts of green and black in each section of the braid so as to make the colors mix nicely in the end result. When have the braid the length you want tie a knot, tightening it the same way you did the mohawk. Now do the same to the other ear flap, try your best to make them even. Once they are both done hold the ends together and trim the remaining yarn so that you have nice neat tassels at the end.

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Now that cold doesn’t stand a chance against your awesomeness! Can’t wait to see how your mohawk hats turn out 🙂