This pattern makes a hat with a 20" circumference.
I used Red Heart Buttercup yarn in white. I found it at Joann Fabrics, but it's probably other places too. It's REALLY fuzzy, so pay attention to your stitches so you don't get lost! (I kind of did get lost, a lot, but the fuzziness makes it pretty forgiving if you mess up.)
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc - double crochet
St - stitch
Sl st - slip stitch
Rep - repeat
Rnd - round
Dec - decrease
Sk - skip
Rnd 1 - Create a magic ring. Ch 2, 9 dc in ring, sl st to close
Rnd 2 - Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc, sl st
Rnd 3 - Ch 2, *2 dc in first, dc in second, rep from * around, sl st
Rnd 4 - Ch 2, *2 dc in first, dc in next 2 st, rep from * around, sl st
Rnd 5 - Ch 2, *2 dc in first, dc in next 3 st, rep from * around, sl st
Rnd 5 - Ch 2, *2 dc in first, dc in next 4 st, rep from * around, sl st
Rnd 6 - Ch 2, *2 dc in first, dc halfway around, 2 dc in next, dc to end of round, sl st
Rnds 7-9 - Ch 2, dc around, sl st
Rnd 10 - Ch 2, dc dec, dc halfway around, dc dec, dc to end of round, sl st
Rnd 11 - Ch 2, dc around, sl st
Row 1 - Ch 1, hdc 10, turn
Row 2 - Ch 1, sk st, hdc 6, hdc dec, turn
Row 3 - Ch 1, hdc across (8), turn
Row 4 - Ch 1, sk st, hdc 4, hdc dec, turn (6)
Row 5 - Ch 1, sk st, hdc 2, hdc dec, turn (4)
Row 6 - Ch 1, hdc dec (2x), fasten off.
Weave in ends. Cut yarn for braids (I used 9 strands for each braid), pull through earflaps, double over and braid.
Rnd 1 - Make magic ring, ch 1, sc 7 in ring, work in rounds without joining.
Rnd 2 - 2 sc in each sc
Rnds 3-10 - Sc around
Finishing - Sl st to finish. Fold ears in half and attach to hat above earflaps.