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Home : Patterns : Earflap Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 20178-2
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Child 9-10, Tween/Teen 8-16, Adult Medium

Child (Youth, Adult)
Finished circumference 19½ (21½, 23) inches

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon;
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


9 sts + 12 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette St (k every round)

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)


Cast on 44 (48, 52) sts, divide sts evenly across needles. Mark beg of rnd. Work 4 rounds Garter St (k one round, p the next). Change to Stockinette St and work 1 (1, 2) rows even. Decrease 4 sts evenly spaced around – 40 (44, 48) sts. Work 4 rows even. Decrease 4 sts evenly spaced around – 36 (40, 44) sts. Work 3 rows even.

Dec 4 sts evenly spaced around – 32 (36, 40) sts. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows 2 (3, 4) times more – 24 sts. Dec 4 sts evenly spaced around – 20 sts. Repeat last row 2 times more –12 sts. Decrease 3 sts evenly spaced – 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 7 (7, 9) sts along cast-on edge.

Next Row

Ssk, k across. Repeat last row until 1 st rem. Fasten off. Skip 18 (20, 20) sts across front and repeat instructions above for 2nd earflap. With crochet hook, work 1 round of sc around entire edge.


Cut 3 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.

Top Loop

With crochet hook make a 2" chain from starting tail, fasten securely to inside.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Earflap Hat Reviewed by Shirley Carlen on 2009-12-19 *****
Just made this on our record snow day. I used Chenille Thick and Quick with Wool Ease Thick and Quick.

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