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Home : Patterns : Ribbed Earflap Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Ribbed Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 70033AD
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference 20 1/2 in. (52 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.


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Ribbed Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


11 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K2, p2 Rib. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


K2, p2 Rib
Row 1:
*K2, p2; rep from * across the row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

Cast on 56 sts.
Rows 1-26: Work 26 rows in k2, p2 Rib.
Row 27 (Dec Row): *K2, p2, k2, p2tog; rep from * across row – 49 sts remaining at the end of this row.
Row 28: *K1, p2, k2, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 29 (Dec Row): *k2, p2tog, k2, p1; rep from * across row – 42 sts.
Row 30: *K1, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 31: *K1, k2tog; rep from * across row – 28 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving an 8 in. (20.5 cm) tail. Thread tail through sts of last row and pull tightly to secure.

EARFLAP (make 2)
Cast on 10 sts. Work 4 rows in Garter st (k every row).
Row 5 (Dec Row): K2tog, k6, k2tog – 8 sts.
Rows 6 and 7: Knit.
Rep last 3 rows twice – 4 sts.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k1.
Rep last row once – 2 sts. Bind off.

Braids (make 2)

Cut 3 lengths of yarn, each 12 in. (30.5 cm). Knot lengths tog at one end and sew bound-off end to Earflap. Braid lengths for about 10 in. (25.5. cm), then knot. Trim ends evenly.
Sew back seam of Hat. Fold up 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) for brim. Sew Earflaps to sides of Hat at fold line.
Follow package instructions to make a pompom. Tie pompom to top of Hat. Weave in ends.

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dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 4 reviews)
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Ribbed Earflap Hat Reviewed by Janet Lindner on 2015-01-09 ****
I made this hat for my nephew a couple of Christmases ago. He really likes the hat. It is a great first time project. I must confess I adapted the pattern per nephew's specs. I didn't like the earflaps and used earflaps from a different hat pattern/different source. I made a second for my brother and am now making a third hat which is for the dear hubby.

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