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Ribbed Earflap Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 60571

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Adult Medium
Finished Circumference 20 1/2 in. [52 cm]



640-114 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Denim

Medium denim blue

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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Pom pom Maker
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Additional Materials
3 in. [7.5 cm] square of heavy cardboard
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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

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.


HAT 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.

Finishing 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.


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 1/2 in.

[9 cm] for brim.

Sew Earflaps to sides of Hat at fold line.

Sew pom-pom to top of Hat.

Weave in ends.

k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
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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