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Home : Patterns : Amelia Earflap Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Amelia Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Natural Wool
Pattern #: L40073
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 20 in. (51 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Finished Height About 8 in. (20 cm), not including earflaps.

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LB Collection® Natural Wool

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LB Collection® Natural Wool
Natural Linen Oatmeal Barley Hazelnut Cocoa
*LB Collection Natural Wool (Article #494). 100% Wool; package size: 7.00oz/200.00 gr. (131yds/120m) pull skeins

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•  494-099 LB Collection Natural Wool: Linen
$ 17.99  
Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 15   $ 8.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 15 (10 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long

Amelia Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Natural Wool


8 sts + 12 rnds = about 4 in. (10 cm) over Rnds 1-12.

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


ssk (slip, slip, knit)  Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.


1. Hat is worked in the rnd, beginning at lower edge.
2. Earflaps and front flap are worked back and forth in rows, from sts picked up along lower edge of Hat.

With circular needle, cast on 40 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1 and 2: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rnds 3 and 4: *P2, k2; rep from * around.
Rnds 5-16: Rep Rnds 1-4.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Rnd 17 (Dec):
*K2, p2tog, k2, p2; rep from * around – 35 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 18: *K2, p1, k2, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 19 (Dec): *P2, k1, p2, k2tog; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Note: Change to double pointed needles as you work rnd 20, with 7 sts on each of 2 needles and 8 sts on each of the remaining 2 needles.
Rnd 20: *P2, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 21 (Dec): *K2tog, p1; rep from * around – 20 sts.
Rnd 22: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 23: *P1, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 24 (Dec): *P2tog, k2tog; rep from * around – 10 sts.
Rnd 25: *P1, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 25 (Dec): *P2tog; rep from * around – 5 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
Front Flap
From WS with circular needle, pick up and k 15 sts evenly spaced along cast-on edge of Hat.
Rows 1-9: Work in Garter st (k every row).
Row 10 (Dec): Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 13 sts.
Row 11: Knit.
Rows 12 and 13: Rep Rows 10 and 11 – 11 sts at the end of Row 12.
Bind off.
First Earflap
From RS, beg at one side of front flap, pick up and k 10 sts evenly spaced along cast-on edge of Hat.
Rows 1-9: Work in Garter st (k every row).
Row 10 (Dec): Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 8 sts.
Row 11: Knit.
Rows 12-15: Rep Rows 10 and 11 – 4 sts at the end of Row 14.
Row 16: Rep Row 11.
Bind off.
Second Earflap
From RS, pick up and k 10 sts evenly spaced along cast-on edge, matching placement to first earflap on opposite side. Work as for first earflap.
Earflap Ties
Cut 3 strands of yarn each about 40 in. (101.5 cm) long, draw strands through edge of one earflap to make 6 strands. Divide strands into 3 groups of 2 strands each and braid for about 10 in. (25.5 cm). Knot braid, trim ends.
Rep on opposite earflap.
Sew top corners of front flap to Hat.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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