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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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Novelty Newborn Earflap Hats

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

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • purl stitch

Pattern Description:

I was asked to make a White Sox hat first, so I designed a quick and easy way to knit one with gently curved earflaps that do not curl. I then decided to try to make a plain two colored hat with a pom-pom, a flowered baby girl hat without a pom-pom, and the crazy rockhopper penguin hat just because I love penguins.

I offer complete instructions on creating the short-rowed earflaps. You won't believe how easy they are! Instructions are also included for all the other embellishments pictured (except the Sox logo) including how to do a Turkish Cast-On if you decide to do the penguin hat. So...if you are an experienced beginner wanting to learn some new techniques, this is the perfect opportunity.

The edging uses single crochet. I am not a crocheter, but even I can single crochet around the edge!! The flower is also crocheted with instructions given. If you are new to crochet, do an Internet search for single, double and half-double crochet. If you don't want to do that, just attach a bow or flower barrette that can be purchased at a craft store!!!

These hats make adorable baby gifts or donations to your local hospital's baby nursery.

The yarn I recommend is Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn" 100% acrylic (med wt #4). It is very soft and easy to work with.


3.75 sts and 6 rounds = 1 inch in stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference 13-13.5 inches
  • Center height 5.5 inches
  • Earflap height (to crown) 6.5 inches


  • 100 yds worsted weight acrylic yarn
  • U.S. Size 6 16-inch circular needle
  • U.S. Size 6 double pointed needles
  • Size G/6 4.25mm crochet hook
  • scraps (stash yarn) worsted weight acrylic yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • two stitch markers - one should be an open stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

100 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn