Classic, cute, and quick-to-knit. The “Twisted Rope Hat” is a winner for boys, girls, men*, and women alike. One of my first and most popular designs. A classic earflap hat reminiscent of a basic chullo. With two lengths of earflaps to choose from and a back that is slightly longer than the front to cover the neck, this will become your go-to winter toque pattern for everyone in the family. The hat is constructed in heavy aran-weight yarn by first making the cabled headband, then picking up stitches for the crown and knitting in the round, then the earflaps. This is my gift to you. Thank you for choosing my design. SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate FORMAT: Adobe PDF File SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 3-6 mos. (15" head circ.) 6-12 mos. (16" head circ.) 12-24 mos. (17" head circ.) 2-4 yrs. (19" head circ.) Child/Ladies Small (21" head circ.) Ladies' Large (23.5" head circ.) TUTORIALS: There is a direct link to an online tutorial for Kitchener Stitch included. Also a written glossary. SKILLS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS PATTERN: Knit, purl, make a gauge swatch in Stockinette Stitch. PATTERN REQUIREMENTS: 2 (2, 2, 2*, 3, 3) 1.76 oz/50g skeins heavy aran-weight wool (approx. 78 [89, 101, 128, 148, 180] yds/72 [82, 93, 118, 136, 166] m) set of five 4 mm. double-pointed needles (dpns), cable needle (cn), yarn needle, scrap of yarn tied in loop for marking GAUGE: 20 sts, 28 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch *The largest size head this will fit is 23.5 inches/59 cm in circumference. This will fit many, but not all, men. ------ Your file will be available for download as soon as you complete purchase. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, or for pattern support. COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING NOTICE: Your purchase of this pattern gives you the right to use it for personal, non-profit use only. To licence the pattern to use for profit, please e-mail me for permission. You do NOT have the right to print the pattern for other people (unless they reside in your household) or to transfer the digital file to any other person. This pattern may not be sold, copied, or distributed in any way.