Hi everybody. This is my first post; figured I'd start off with a project that I completed today:http://www.threeofcups.com/040926/66.jpg
For this hat, I used a bulky alpaca/acrylic blend from Reynolds Yarns called Blizzard. The gauge on the pattern calls for size 15 needles, but that seemed a little insane in the membrane to me, so I used size 11.
Make two flaps:
Cast on 3 sts. Make with the i-cord
for 12-14 inches. After that:
Row 1: k1, k1, m1, k1 (4 sts)
Row 2: p
Row 3: k1, m1, k til 1 before end, m1, k1.
Row 4: p
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until there are 8 sts on the needle. Then do a row of knits, then a row of purls, then a row of knits, then a row of purls.
Then repeat rows 3 and 4 again (10 sts). Then: knit row, purl row, knit row, purl row.
Cut a long-ass tail on at least one of the earflaps -- it'll help you cast on in a minute.
Attaching the flaps to the hat:
Get out your circular needles. Cast on 12 sts. for the back. Get the earflap with the long-ass tail. Knit that mofo on there. Cast on 16 more stitches. You can do a cable cast on for this, or use that bigass long tail. Knit the second earflap on.
Join, making sure that you don't twist the yarn.
Knit 18-20 rows, switch to dpns, marking after every 8th stitch.
K2tog, knit one row plain.
Repeat those last two rows until you've got 12 stitches left. Knit 4 or 5 rounds.
K2tog all the way around, leaving you with 6 stitches. Weave everything in...
This came about because we found the SOFTEST YARN EVER while tooling around the Atlantic Antic
today. I wanted to make an earflap hat, but didn't want to make the same Kittyville hat
that I've made dozens of times. So with the help of a few free patterns on the Internet, I came up with this.
Enjoy! I've always been kind of annoyed that there's no pattern for a simple, no-frills, stockinette stitch earflap hat circulating in all the usual Internet knitting haunts (at least not anywhere I've seen, and not easily Googleable) , so now there is one.http://www.threeofcups.com/040926/62.jpg