Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Free Earflap Hat Pattern!

Beautiful new hat pattern designed by me!

Yarn: Misti Alpaca Chunky-1 skein
Needles: Size 10

Earflap Hat

You will need: Size 10 16" circular needles & DPNs Blunt eye needle 1 skein Misti Alpaca Two buttons Measurement: 18" circumference Guage:
 Hat (worked in the round):

 Earflaps (worked flat)—make 2:

Sew buttons on ear flaps. The seed stitch in the hat should be loose enough that you do not need buttonholes. Weave in all ends.

Designed by:
Shaye Nielsen
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Pick up and knit 13 stitches making sure that your center marking is in the center of your pick up stitches.

Work in seed stitch for 4 rows.

Begin decreases on each side of ear flap as follows:

Decrease row: K2tog, work in pattern until 2 stitches from end, SSK.

Repeat decrease row every other row until 3 stitches remain.

Pull end through remaining stitches and weave in end.
Mark a spot on either side of hat for the center of the earflaps.

Row 1: k1, p1, repeat across
Row 2: p1, k1, repeat across

When piece measures 1.5", begin st st by knitting all stitches every round.

When piece measures 5 ¼" from the beginning, begin decreases as follows:

K8, K2 tog around
K 1 round
K7, K2 tog around
K1 round
K6, K2tog around
K1 round

Continue as established until approx. 8 sts remain. Cut yarn and weave through remaining sts. Pull tight to close.
CO 60 sts. Join in the round and place marker. Work in seed stitch for 1.5" as follows:
3.5 sts=1" in st st

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