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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!



Comments

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Poster: Jean
March 13, 2016

I have never knitted on a circular needle, does this mean you have no seams. Could these patterns be knitted with ordinary straight needles.
Poster: Y Jackson
January 8, 2014

The "m" stands for "make one," as in Make one stitch.
Poster: j. calloway
January 8, 2014

for the explanation on what m1 means. you knit 1st. with the last rows yarn going in the middle of your last stitch and the next stitch. you now have increased a st.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
September 3, 2014

The sweater pattern is on the same page in the Knit/Baby section.
Poster: Barbara
September 4, 2014

Thank you!
Poster: Gramma Velta
November 11, 2014

I cannot find the sweater pattern anywhere. Will you please send me the link? Thank you
Poster: Mep
November 10, 2014

I am also wondering if you s1 knit or purl. Is it a sl as if to purl before a knit stitch and a sl as if to knit before a purl? I want to make this hat and hope someone can help.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
November 21, 2014

If the last st was purl, then you slip as if to knit.
Poster: Denise Desjardins
February 12, 2016

I love knitting baby earflat hat. Do you have more patterns
Poster: Tara
September 11, 2015

Hi
I am making this hat, but I was wondering if on row 3 and 10 if I repeat the K1, P2 to the end of the row or do I just K1 and P to the end of the row. The asterik is confusing because it doesn't say to repeat the rip pattern. Thanks,
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