Lion Brandฎ Wool-Ease®
18 sts + 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k every round). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Cast on 88 (96,104) sts, divide sts evenly across needles. Mark beg of rnd. Work 8 rounds Garter St (k one round, p the next). Change to Stockinette St and work 0 (0, 2)
rows even. Decrease 4 sts evenly spaced around 84 (92, 100) sts. Work 4 rows even. Decrease 4 sts evenly spaced around 80 (88, 96) sts. Work 3 rows even.
Repeat last 4 rows 2 times more 72 (80, 88) sts. Dec 4 sts evenly spaced around 68 (76, 84) sts. Work 2 rows even. Repeat last 3 rows once more 64 (72, 80) sts. Dec 4 sts
evenly spaced around 60 (68, 76) sts. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows 6 (8, 10) times more 36 sts. Decrease 4 sts evenly spaced around 32 sts. Repeat last row 5 times
more 12 sts. Decrease 3 sts evenly spaced around 9 sts.
Repeat last row once more 6 sts. Cut yarn leaving a 12" tail. Pull tail through remaining sts.
With RS facing, pick up and knit 13 (15, 17) sts along cast-on edge.
Next Row Ssk, k across. Repeat last row until 1 st rem. Fasten off. Skip 40 (43, 45) sts across front and repeat instructions above for 2nd earflap. With crochet hook, work
1 round of sc around entire edge.
Cut 6 strands of yarn 15" long. Pull strands through point of earflap, meeting ends, tie overhand knot. Divide strands into 3 even groups and braid groups to desired length. Tie
overhand knot. Trim ends.
With crochet hook make a 2" chain from starting tail, fasten securely to inside.