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Home : Patterns : Hat with Heart Earflaps

Free Knitting Pattern: Hat with Heart Earflaps

Lion Brand® Color Waves (old) - Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: 40534K
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Circumference 20" [51 cm]

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Color (A)
Color Waves (old)

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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions

Color (B)
Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Color (C)
Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Wool-Ease® Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Walnut Eggplant Charcoal Black Silver Grey
Willow Nantucket Mulberry Tinsel White Wheat
Color Waves (old)
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Color Waves (old) (Article #940). 83% Acrylic/17% Polyester; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (125yds/118m) pull skeins
*Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630). Solids: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
301 Tinsel White: 78% Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Other;
402 Wheat: 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Other; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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•  940-313 Color Waves Yarn: Sunset Red
$ 5.99  
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Note: (MC)
•  630-112 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Red
$ 8.79  
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Note: (CC1)
•  630-152 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Charcoal
$ 8.79  
Note: (CC2)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials

Note: charcoal is used in very small quantity as an accent color


Hat with Heart Earflaps

Lion Brand® Color Waves (old) - Wool-Ease® Chunky


12 sts = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with MC on smaller needles.
13.75 sts + 16 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st with CC1 on larger needles.

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


M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.
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 k them tog.


With MC and smaller needles, cast on 61 sts. Knit 3 rows. Work in St st until piece measures 5 inches [12.5 cm] from beginning, ending with a WS row.

Shape Crown
Row 1

K 1, *k 4, k2tog; repeat from * across – 51 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows
Row 3
K 1, *k 3, k2tog; repeat from * across – 41 sts.
Row 5
K 1, *k 2, k2tog; repeat from * across – 31 sts.
Row 7
K 1, *k 1, k2tog; repeat from * across – 21 sts.
Row 9
K 1, *k2tog; repeat from * across – 11 sts.
Row 11
Repeat Row 9 – 6 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving an 18 inches [45.5 cm] tail. Thread tail through remaining sts, draw tight, and fasten. Use tail to sew seam. Weave in ends.


Using yarn from inside of ball, with CC1 and larger needles, cast on 3 sts. Using yarn from outside of ball, cast on 3 more sts onto the same needle – 6 sts.
Row 1 (RS)
*[K 1, M1] 2 times, k 1; repeat from * on second set of sts – 5 sts each side.
Row 2 and all WS rows
Row 3
*K 1, M1, k to last st, M1, k 1; repeat from * on second set of sts – 7 sts each side.
Row 5 (join sides of heart)
K 1, M1, k 5, k2tog, k 5, M1, k 1 – 15 sts. Cut 2nd yarn.
Row 7 and all RS rows through Row 15
K 1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1 (2 sts decreased each row) – 5 sts remain after Row 15.
Row 17
K 1, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k 1 – 3 sts.
Row 19
Slip 1, k2tog, psso – 1 st.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.


With CC2 and large-eyed, blunt needle, work blanket st around edges of Heart Earflaps. Sew Hearts to sides of Hat with top of Heart sewn to edge of Hat and bottom of Heart dangling down below the brim.

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CC = contrasting color k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together MC = main color
p = purl psso = pass slipped stitch over
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Hat with Heart Earflaps Reviewed by Sillichick on 2008-02-13 ****
I substituted homespun yarn and it turned out great once I figured out how to do the heart!

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