Sunday, December 18, 2011

Seed Stitch Ear flap Hat

This hat is essentially the same as the previous hat, but without the ears and the addition of seed stitch flaps and edge to prevent curling. This pattern was pulled from the hey julie blog but she only gives the details in the comments section so it was a little harder to find. This makes a small size hat perfect for a newborn / baby size. You could adjust as needed to make a bigger size, see Julie's blog for more info.

YARN: Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere in Seafoam (super soft!)
72% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere
AMOUNT: Less than 1 ball (87 yards / 80 meters)
NEEDLES: US 8

EARFLAPS (MAKE 2)
CO 5 stitches
R1: *P1, K1* to last stitch, P1
R2: KFB, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, KFB (7 sts)
R3: *K1, P1* to last stitch, K1
R4: KFB, *P1, K1* P1, KFB (9 sts)
R5: *P1, K1* P1
R6: KFB *K1, P1* K1, KFB (11 sts)
R7: *K1, P1* K1
Continue in seed stitch until piece measures 2.75" then cut leaving a 12" tail. Leave on needle.
Repeat.

HAT
Using cable cast-on, CO 9 sts on circular needle. Knit the 11 sts from the first ear flap, then CO 21 sts. K 11 from second ear flap, then CO 9 sts. (61 sts)

Join, being careful not to twist stitches, place marker and begin knitting seed stitch in the round. K1, P1 around for 5 rows, then switch to knit all. Continue knitting until hat is almost 3" and Knit the two stitches together right before the marker. 60 sts. Knit all around until the hat measures 3" from the cast-on edge. Then begin the decreases, switching needles when it becomes to tight to knit around:

Decrease R1: *K8, K2tog*
Decrease R2: Knit all
Decrease R3: *K7, K2tog*
Decrease R4: Knit all
Decrease R5: *K6, K2tog*
Decrease R6: Knit all
Decrease R7: *K5, K2tog*
Decrease R8: *K4, K2tog*
Decrease R8: *K3, K2tog*
Decrease R10: *K2, K2tog*
Decrease R11: *K1, K2tog*

Pull yarn through remaining stitches with a tapestry needle, pull through to the inside and weave in ends. There were two gaps near the ear flap that I tightened up using the ends was weaving in from the ear flaps.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this pattern, I love the idea of the ear flaps ,I must get busy and make this as where I live we do get high cold winds . thanks again . Nancy.

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