Ribbed Baby Earflap Hat

Ribbed Baby Earflap Hat
Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

Size: 16" (18", 20") head circumference

Materials: Rowan Purelife Organic Wool DK weight yarn, 137 yards (125 meters) / 50 gr, color 603 Black Tea - 1.5 balls.

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) circular, cable needle

Gauge for rib 1x1: 20 st x 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)

Make 1 increase (M1) - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row purl as a regular stitch.

See picture here

Directions:

Earflap
Cast on 4 sts and work I-cord for 4" (10 cm)
Row 1: k1, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k1
Row 2: k1, p1 to the end of the row.
Row 3: sl1, *k1, p1 to the end of the row
Row 4: sl1, p1, k1 to the end of the row.
Row 5: sl 1, k1, m1, p1, k1, p1, m1, k1, p1
Row 6: sl1, p1, k2, p1, k2, p2.
Row 7: sl1, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p1
Row 8: sl1, p1, k2, p1, k2, p2.
Row 9: sl1, k1, p1, m1, p1, k1, p1, m1, p1, k1, p1
Row 10: sl 1, *p1, k1, repeat to the end of the row.
Rows 11 and 13: sl1, *k1, p1 repeat to the end of the row.
Row 12 and 14: repeat row 10.
Transfer stitches to a cable needle

Make another earflap

See video instructions for knitting I-cord


Work the 15th row of the second earflap, at the end of the row cast on 18 (23, 28) sts with with single cast on, work the sts of the first earflap, cast on 40 (45, 50) sts with single cast on, join and continue to work rib 1x1 in rounds. Total 80 (90, 100) sts.
Work rib for 32 (36, 40) rounds.

16" size
Round 33: [*p1, k1, repeat 4 times, k2tog], repeat 8 times = 72 sts
Round 34: {*p1, k1, repeat 3 times, p1, k2tog], repeat 8 times = 64 sts
Round 35:  [*p1, k1, repeat 3 times, k2tog], repeat 8 times = 56 sts
Round 36: {*p1, k1, repeat 2 times, p1, k2tog], repeat 8 times = 48 sts
Round 37:  [*p1, k1, repeat 2 times, k2tog], repeat 8 times = 40 sts
Round 38: {*p1, k1, p1, k2tog], repeat 8 times = 32 sts
Round 39:  [*p1, k1, k2tog], repeat 8 times = 24 sts
Round 40:  [*p1, k2tog], repeat 8 times = 16 sts
Round 41: k2tog, repeat 8 times = 8 sts
Rounds 42-49: k8.
Cut yarn, leaving a 4" (10 cm) tail. Pull through remaining sts and secure.

18" size
Round 37: [*p1, k1, repeat 4 times, k2tog], repeat 9 times = 81 sts
Round 38: {*p1, k1, repeat 3 times, p1, k2tog], repeat 9 times = 72 sts
Round 39:  [*p1, k1, repeat 3 times, k2tog], repeat 9 times = 63 sts
Round 40: {*p1, k1, repeat 2 times, p1, k2tog], repeat 9 times = 54 sts
Round 41:  [*p1, k1, repeat 2 times, k2tog], repeat 9 times = 45 sts
Round 42: {*p1, k1, p1, k2tog], repeat 9 times = 36 sts
Round 43:  [*p1, k1, k2tog], repeat 9 times = 27 sts
Round 44:  [*p1, k2tog], repeat 9 times = 18 sts
Round 45: k2tog, repeat 9 times = 9 sts
Rounds 46-53: k9.
Cut yarn, leaving a 4" (10 cm) tail. Pull through remaining sts and secure.

20" size
Round 41: [*p1, k1, repeat 4 times, k2tog], repeat 10 times = 90 sts
Round 42: {*p1, k1, repeat 3 times, p1, k2tog], repeat 10 times = 80 sts
Round 43:  [*p1, k1, repeat 3 times, k2tog], repeat 10 times = 70 sts
Round 44: {*p1, k1, repeat 2 times, p1, k2tog], repeat 10 times = 60 sts
Round 45:  [*p1, k1, repeat 2 times, k2tog], repeat 10 times = 50 sts
Round 46: {*p1, k1, p1, k2tog], repeat 10 times = 40 sts
Round 47:  [*p1, k1, k2tog], repeat 10 times = 30 sts
Round 48:  [*p1, k2tog], repeat 10 times = 20 sts
Round 49: k2tog, repeat 10 times = 10 sts
Rounds 50-58: k10.
Cut yarn, leaving a 4" (10 cm) tail. Pull through remaining sts and secure.

Finishing
Weave in ends.

Enjoy!