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Adding Braids to Crocheted Hats - Tutorial

Hey everyone! I was adding some braids to my Bolts & Ridges Helmet hat today, and I realized that I should write a tutorial! Adding braids is super easy and can make your hats look extra cute and professional. Use them for earflap ties, or make them to look like hair!

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My daughter, too busy to take a picture.
-A finished hat
-Yarn (Any kind you like, but I think worsted weight works best)
-A hook (size isn't important, but it should be small enough to fit in your stitches and big enough to handle several strands of yarn. I like any sizes H to K for doing braids.)

First, decide how thick you want your braids to be. Cut 30"-36" (or longer) strands of yarn in multiples of 3s.
For thick, hair-like braids, I recommend cutting 12 strands per braid.
For thinner braids (better for ties on earflaps) I recommend 6-9 strands.
Whatever number of strands you choose will be doubled when you f…