Earflap Hats Baby to Adult

Earflap Hats © Linda Butler 2012

Earflap Hats Baby to Adults​​ ©​​ Linda Butler 2012

Do not be intimidated by the format of this pattern, first make a working copy and rename it, then select your size, highlight the column and select bold or change the text color.

 

Materials: ​​​​ Weight Category 4 Yarn,​​ US8 (5mm, UK6) and Size US 6 (4mm, UK8) needles. ​​ The Toddler & Child Earflap Hats shown right were made with​​ Sugar’n Cream 100% Cotton Renegade​​ Camouflage, earflaps and hem Cotton Ease 50% Cotton & 50% Acrylic Taupe & Lion Cotton 100% Cotton Black.

 

Gauge: ​​​​ 4sts/6rows to 1” using larger needles and 4sts/9rows to 1" using smaller needles.

 

Size Guide:​​ (knitted hats​​ should be about 1”-1½" smaller than the head).

 

Baby

Toddler

Child

Pre Teen

Teen

Women 

 Men

 

0-12mths

2-4yrs

5-9yrs

10-12yrs

13-19yrs

ages/sizes are approximate

 

 

12”

14”

16”

18”

20”

22”

24”

 

Finished Earflap length will be approximately:-

 

 

2½”

2¾”

3”

3¼”

3½”

3¾”

4”

 

Hat: ​​ Use larger needles and a waste yarn method ​​ to cast on the​​ following # stitches:-

 

 

48sts

56sts

64sts

72sts

80sts

88sts

96sts

 

Join without twisting, place a marker at the beginning/end of the round then work in Stockinette stitch for the following inches:-

 

 

4”

4½”

5”

5½”

6”

6½”

7”

 

Crown Decrease: ​​ Work 1​​ row between each decrease row except for the last K2tog row

(K2tog, K4)

(K2tog, K5)

(K2tog, K6)

(K2tog, K7)

(K2tog, K8)

(K2tog, K9)

(K2tog, K10)

to end

(K2tog, K3)

(K2tog, K4)

(K2tog, K5)

(K2tog, K6)

(K2tog, K7)

(K2tog, K8)

(K2tog, K9)

to end

(K2tog, K2)

(K2tog, K3)

(K2tog, K4)

(K2tog, K5)

(K2tog, K6)

(K2tog, K7)

(K2tog, K8)

to end

(K2tog, K1)

(K2tog, K2)

(K2tog, K3)

(K2tog, K4)

(K2tog, K5)

(K2tog, K6)

(K2tog, K7)

to end

K2tog

(K2tog, K1)

(K2tog, K2)

(K2tog, K3)

(K2tog, K4)

(K2tog, K5)

(K2tog, K6)

to end

8 stitches

K2tog

(K2tog, K1)

(K2tog, K2)

(K2tog, K3)

(K2tog, K4)

(K2tog, K5)

to end

 

8 stitches

K2tog

(K2tog, K1)

(K2tog, K2)

(K2tog, K3)

(K2tog, K4)

to end

 

 

8 stitches

K2tog

(K2tog, K1)

(K2tog, K2)

(K2tog, K3)

to end

 

 

 

10​​ stitches

K2tog

(K2tog, K1)

(K2tog, K2)

to end

 

 

 

 

10 stitches

K2tog

(K2tog, K1)

to end

 

 

 

 

 

10 stitches

K2tog

to end

 

 

 

 

 

12 stitches

 

Earflaps (make 2): ​​ Using smaller needles and contrast yarn, work in Garter Stitch (knit 1 round, purl 1​​ round). With Right side facing join yarn, pick up and knit the following number of stitches from waste yarn.

48

56

64

72

80

88

96

stitches

Follow this chart to place markers, mark beginning/end this will be the center back

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

Back

9

11

13

15

17

19

21

stitches

16

18

20

22

24

26

28

Front

9

11

13

15

17

19

21

stitches

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

Back

End with a wrong side row after working for approximately

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

inch

Loosely bind/cast off stitches from beginning to first marker,​​ knit the stitches between the next 2 markers then place on a holder for earflap, loosely bind/cast off stitches to the next marker for front, knit the stitches between the next 2 markers then place on a spare needle for earflap, loosely bind/cast off stitches to the end.

 

Optional:​​ For an even edge with the yarn in front, slip the first stitch purlwise, move yarn to the back and knit to the last stitch, knit the last stitch through the back loop.

 

With Right side facing rejoin yarn to the earflap​​ stitches on spare needle

9

11

13

15

17

19

21

stitches

Work back and forth in garter stitch (knit every row) for approximately 2" (length can be adjusted here).

 

With Right side facing decrease 1st each end of the row (Slip1, K2tog tbl, Knit to last​​ 3sts, K2tog, K1tbl). ​​ 

Next Row: ​​ Knit. ​​ Repeat these 2 rows until 5 stitches remain.

Next Row: ​​​​ Slip2, K2tog, Pass slip stitch over K2tog, K1tbl.

Finish with a Wrong side row, turn work and make an Icord with the remaining 3sts at least.

With Right side facing rejoin yarn to the earflap stitches on a holder and work the same as first earflap.