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I have been knitting for 59 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in ...

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Newborn Animal Earflap Hats

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Newborn Animal Earflap Hats
Newborn Animal Earflap Hats
Newborn Animal Earflap Hats
Newborn Animal Earflap Hats
Newborn Animal Earflap Hats

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stockinette Stitch
  • Knitting in the round
  • Turkish Cast-On - directions are given!

Pattern Description:

A friend asked for a piggy hat, so I designed this one and thought the basic pattern would also make a cute lamby hat too!

Designed to fit newborns, these cute little animal hats are doubly warm and use the stockinette stitch throughout. Instructions are given for a Turkish Cast-on, which is used to start the ears and the earflaps. Before beginning, divide the main color into three balls of yarn. Although most of the instructions are the same for both hats, the pig instructions will be first followed by the lamb instructions where needed. Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn" 100% acrylic medium weight (#4) was used for the two hats.


3 sts and 4.75 rows/rounds = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference: 13.5 inches
  • Height 5.5 inches


  • Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn" 100% acrylic - 1 skein each of light pink and dark pink for the pig; 1 skein each of ivory and dark pink for the lamb
  • US 8 double-pointed needles
  • US 10 double-pointed needles
  • US 10 16-inch circular needle
  • felt - white and black for face
  • fiberfill (just a tad) for the lamb nose
  • blunt needle
  • sewing needle and thread in white and black

You Will Also Need:

  • any size crochet hook will come in handy for drawing the ties through the earflaps