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Newborn Animal Earflap Hats


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Stockinette Stitch Knitting in the round Turkish Cast-On - directions are given! GAUGE 3 sts and 4.75 rows/rounds = 1 inch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference: 13.5 inches Height 5.5 inches

Recommended with this pattern

  • 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

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I have been knitting for 60 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 the round, and more important I hate to sew pieces together! I have had many wonderful comments from knitters who have created items from my patterns and like their finished projects, but should you come across a flaw or something that doesn't seem quite right in the instructions, I hope you will contact me! Contact me at with any of your questions or concerns. You are free to sell your finished items, but please give me credit for the pattern. Thank you and happy knitting!