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Fair Isle Earflap Hat

Difficulty level: Experienced

Free Earflap Hat Knitting Pattern

Head circumference 22" (56 cm)

Materials: Knitpicks Palette fingering weight 100% wool yarn 210 m (231 yds)/ 50 g different colors - total 6 skeins.
color A - dark grey - 2 skeins
color B - blue - 1 skein
color C - sky blue - 1 skein
color D - violet - 1 skein
color E - natural - 1 skein

Needles: circular #2 (2.74 mm) and a set of double pointed #2 (2.75 mm) or SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Two stitch holders 2-3" long.

Gauge:
25 sts x 32 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10 cm))

Directions:

With double pointed needles cast on 10 sts of color A. You'll knit the lining of the hat first.
Round 1: Knit and join into a circle = 10 sts. Place marker in the first st of the round.
Round 2: (k1, m1) x 10 times = 20 sts
Round 3: knit = 20 sts
Round 4: ( k2, m1)  x 10 times = 30 sts
Round 5: knit = 30 sts
Round 6: (k3, m1) x 10 times = 40 sts
Round 7: knit = 40 sts
Round 8: (k4, m1) x 10 times = 50 sts
Round 9: knit = 50 sts
Round 10: (k5, m1) x 10 times = 60 sts
Round 11: knit = 60 sts
Round 12: (k6, m1) x 10 times = 70 sts
Round 13: knit = 70 sts
Round 14: (k7, m1) x 10 times = 80 sts
Round 15: knit = 80 sts
Round 16: (k8, m1) x 10 times = 90 sts
Round 17: knit = 90 sts
Round 18: (k9, m1) x 10 times = 100 sts
Round 19: knit = 100 sts
Round 20: (k10, m1) x 10 times = 110 sts
Round 21: knit = 110 sts
Round 22: (k11, m1) x 10 times = 120 sts
Round 23: knit = 120 sts
Round 24: (k12, m1) x 10 times = 130 sts
Round 25: knit = 130 sts
Round 26: (k13, m1) x 10 times = 140 sts

Rounds 27 - 64 : (k1, p1)
Round 65: purl 21 sts, place the next 18 sts on a stitch holder, cast on 18 sts on the working needle, purl 62 sts, place the next 18 sts on the second stitch holder, cast on 18 sts on the working needle, purl 21 sts.

From the next round, you'll knit the face side of the hat. The numeration of the rounds will start from 1.
Rounds 1, 2 and 3: knit in the same color (A) as the lining. In rnd 3 place markers every 14 sts to divide the hat into 10 segments.
From round 4 start knitting the Fair Isle motifs using color diagram 1. Knit 47 rounds.

Round 48: make decreases in the odd segments (1, 3, 5, 7 and 9) with the color A.
Color C: k2
Color A:  k2tog, k1, k2tog
Color C: k1
Color A: k2tog, k1,  k2tog
You decreased 20 sts = there are 120 sts on the needles.

Round 49: knit without decreases

Round 50: make decreases in the even segments (2, 4, 6, 8 and 10) with the color A.
Color C: k2
Color A:  k2tog, k1, k2tog
Color C: k1
Color A: k2tog, k1,  k2tog
You decreased 20 sts = there are 100 sts on the needles.

Round 51: knit without decreases

Round 52: make decreases in the odd segments (1, 3, 5, 7 and 9) with the color C :
Color C: k3tog
Color A:  k3
Color C: k1
Color A: k3
You decreased 10 sts = there are 90 sts on the needles.

Round 53: knit without decreases

Round 54: make decreases in the even segments (2, 4, 6, 8 and 10) with the color C:
Color C: k3tog
Color A:  k3
Color C: k1
Color A: k3
You decreased 10 sts = there are 80 sts on the needles.

Round 55: knit without decreases:
Color C: k1
Color A:  k3
Color C: k1
Color A: k3

Round 56: make decreases in the odd segments (1, 3, 5, 7 and 9) with the color A :
Color C: k1
Color A:  k3tog
Color C: k1
Color A: k3tog
You decreased 20 sts = there are 60 sts on the needles.

Round 57: knit without decreases:
odd segments: color C k1, color A k1, color C k1, color A k1
even segments: color c k1, color A k3, color C k1, color A k3

Round 58: make decreases in  even segments (2, 4, 6, 8 and 10) with the color A:
Color C: k1
Color A:  k3 tog
Color C: k1
Color A: k3tog
You decreased 20 sts = there are 40 sts on the needles.

Round 59: work in color A,  knit without decreases

Round 60: (k2tog, k2) repeat to the end of the round
You decreased 10 sts = there are 30 sts on the needles.

Round 61:  knit without decreases

Round 62: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
You decreased 10 sts = there 20 sts on the needles.

Round 63: (k2tog, k2) repeat to the end of the round
You decreased 10 sts = there 10 sts on the needles.

Round 64: knit.
Cut yarn leaving 6" tail. Finish off by running the working yarn through the 10 remaining sts, pulling firmly to close the top, and darning it in.


Knitting the ear flaps:

Transfer the 18 sts from the safety pin on a double-pointed needle. Pick up 18 sts from the edge of the hat's right side on the second double-pointed needle.
Using the third double pointed needle start knitting the ear-flaps using the diagram 2. Knit 24 rounds.
From rnd 25 start decreasing by knitting the last st on the right side and the first stitch on the wrong side together, and the last st on the wrong side and the first st on the right side together. You'll decrease 2 stitches in each round. Knit, making decreases in each round, until you have 4 sts left (2 on the right side and 2 on the wrong side).
From this point knit I-cord to make the ties. Knit the length you need. Cast off.


Finishing:

Tuck the lining into the hat. Sew the middle of the lining to the inner top of the hat.



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# 1. Poster: christiane lirette
March 27, 2014

i find the earflap to long ,i am gone put shorter

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