Keep your auricles stylishly warm with this garter rib beanie worked all in one piece. Strategic increases and decreases create a whorled rib pattern that dips down over the ears creating a subtle earflap. In other words, an earflap hat that doesn’t require three separate pieces and mid-row cast-ons. **Features** - Written and charted instructions - Sizing options **Skills** Working in the round, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing. **Size** One. Circumference: 17.5"/44.5cm, unstretched; 20"/51cm stretched Height, measured from center crown: to front/back: 7"/17.75cm, to bottom of earflap: 8"/20.5cm. **Yarn** Knit Picks Paragon Sport Weight (50% fine merino wool, 25% baby alpaca, 25% mulberry silk; 123yd/112m; 50g), Ash; 2 skeins. Hat uses about 136yd (55g). **Needles** 1 16" US 5/3.75mm circular needle 1 set US 5/3.75mm DPNs **Notions** Stitch markers, one in a different color to mark BOR; yarn needle. **Gauge** 22 sts/39 rows = 4"/10cm in garter rib patt, blocked and relaxed.