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Home : Patterns : Ribbed Earflap Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Ribbed Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 60571
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size, Adult Medium
Finished Circumference 20˝ in. [52 cm]
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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•  640-114 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Denim
$ 18.98  
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Additional Materials
3 in. [7.5 cm] square of heavy cardboard

Ribbed Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


11 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in k2, p2 Rib. 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


K2, p2 Rib
Row 1: *
K2, p2; rep from *.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Rep Row 2 for pattern.

Cast on 56 sts. Work 26 rows in k2, p2 Rib.
Row 27 (Dec Row): *K2, p2, k2, p2tog; rep from * across row – 49 sts.
Row 28: *K1, p2, k2, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 29 (Dec Row): *k2, p2tog, k2, p1; rep from * – 42 sts.
Row 30: *K1, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 31: *K1, k2tog; rep from * across row. – 28 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving an 8 in. [20.5 cm] tail. Thread tail through sts of last row and pull tightly to secure.

Earflap (make 2)
Cast on 10 sts. Work 4 rows in Garter st (k every row).
Row 5 (Dec Row): K2tog, k 6, k2tog - 8 sts.
Rows 6 and 7: Knit.
Rep last 3 rows twice.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k1.
Rep last row once – 2 sts.
Bind off.

Braids (make 2)
Cut 3 lengths of yarn, each 12 in. [30.5 cm]. Knot lengths tog at one end and sew to Earflap. Braid lengths for about 10 in. [25.5. cm], then knot. Trim ends evenly.

Pom pom
Follow package instructions on pom-pom maker to make a pom-pom.
Sew back seam of Hat. Fold up 3˝ in. [9 cm] for brim. Sew Earflaps to sides of Hat at fold line. Sew pom-pom to top of Hat. Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Ribbed Earflap Hat Reviewed by Shannon Cassidy on 2011-11-26 *****
LOVE this pattern! I made it for my daughter's friend, who asked me to make her an earflap hat. I found this pattern, so glad I did! It was super easy, fast and fun.I was done in 5 hours.

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