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Easy Striped Earflap Hat


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  • Seamed
  • Worked Flat

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This hat was inspired by my son. He needed a new winter hat since he'd outgrown his old one. After going through several different styles (beanie, roll brim etc), my son settled on an earflap hat. I made several prototypes, adjusting the pattern as I worked to come up with this final version that looks and fits great. The pattern recommends a self-striping variegated yarn to produce the stripes. The hat is worked flat on straight needles and seamed with mattress stitch to create an invisible close at the back. An easy project for beginners. The crochet edge is optional, but gives the hat a smooth finish. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on, knit, purl, kfb increase, k2tog decrease working with stitch holders mattress stitch single crochet, slip stitch GAUGE 14 stitches and 22 rows stockinette = 4 inches SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 22-inches around, fits older children and adults SUGGESTED YARN 109 yards of Chunky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Deborah Norville Serenity Print COLORWAY Walden Pond

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 skein (3.5 oz/109 yds) chunky weight yarn in a self-striping print pattern
  • Suggested yarn: Deborah Norville Serenity Print chunky wt yarn from Premier Yarns, color DN600-04 "Walden Pond."
  • Size 8 (5 mm) straight needles (14-inch)

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Catherine Chant Crochet Etc.
Catherine Chant has been knitting and crocheting for over 40 years and making jewelry for about ten years. A pair of her beaded earrings were featured in the Spring, 2011 issue of Stringing magazine, and a necklace pattern in a 2015 issue of DIY magazine. She dabbles in many other crafts as well, such as sewing, cross-stitch and polymer clay, and sells handmade knit, crochet and jewelry gifts through her Etsy store You can learn more about Catherine at her website