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Home : Patterns : Limeade Earflap Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Limeade Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern #: L0196AD
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference 20 1/2 in. (52 cm)


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This ribbed earflap hat is super thick and cozy.
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*Hometown USA (Article #135). Solids, Multis, Neons and Twists: 100% Acrylic, 
Tweeds: 94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz. (142 g), 81 yd. (74 m)
Multis, Tweeds, Neons, and Twists: 4 oz. (113 g), 64 yd. (59 m)

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•  135-194 Hometown USA Yarn: Monterey Lime
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Limeade Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®


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 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.
Shape Crown
Row 27 (Dec Row):
*K2, p2, k2, p2tog; rep from * across row – 49 sts.
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, p2tog; 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 to gather. Knot tightly to secure.

EARFLAP (make 2)
Cast on 10 sts.
Rows 1-4: Work 4 rows in Garter st (k every row).
Row 5 (Dec Row): K2tog, k6, k2tog – 8 sts.
Rows 6 and 7: Knit.
Rep Rows 5-7 twice more.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k1.
Next Row: K1, k2tog – 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 to Earflap. Braid lengths for about 10 in. (25.5. cm), then knot. Trim ends evenly.

Following package directions, make a pom-pom. Sew back seam of Hat. Fold up 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) for brim. Sew Earflaps to sides of Hat at fold line. Sew pom-pom 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) tog = together

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Looks better in person! Reviewed by Susan Clarke on 2013-01-25 ****
Made it without earflaps and pom pom, and it's a great (but bulky) hat. Fits smallish how I made - woman sized!

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