Aviator hats look so cute on babies!
It is an easy pattern, which is knit in the round - so no seaming involved.
The earflaps are button fastening under the chin to keep little heads from wriggling out of it, and tiny toddler hands from pulling it off after two seconds, but if you are knitting for an older child and want the earflaps to hang freely just make two of the left earflap and don't add a button - simple!
My patterns are written in standard american and UK terms with clear instructions and plenty of pictures to guide you.
Yarn: 75-150 yards (70-137 metres) of any worsted weight(aran for UK/10 ply for Australia ) yarn
Tension/Gauge: 20sts and 26 rows to 10x10cm (4x4") square in stocking (stockinette) stitch on 4.5mm (US Size 7) needles
20sts and 26 rows to 10x10cm (4x4") square in stocking (stockinette) stitch on 4.5mm (US Size 7) needles
I've crafted all my life. I learned to knit and sew at about the age of 4 and haven't looked back. I made my own wedding dress, and I spent many happy years as a designer/tutor for UK papercraft companies and I have written magazine projects for papercraft. knitting and sewing. Now happily retired, I spend most of my time crafting! :)