Lined Earflap Hats

Lined Earflap Hat

earflap hats

3/15 yarn at tension 9

Gauge is 7S and 10R per inch – standard gauge machine

6 Month to 3 Year  (3Y to 6Y) (adult) Sizes


  • Pull EON out between 60L X 60 R (66L X 66R) (72L X 72R)
  • K 1 row R to L
  • Hang comb on those N and weight
  • Pull rest of N into work
  • RC 000
  • K 70 Rows (75R) (80R)
  • Cut yarn

Ear flaps:

  • Pull first 12 N (12) (20) out to hold on right side, leave next 22 (22) (24) St in work, pull rest of N out to hold
  • Set carriage to HOLD position; Hang weights right beneath N in work
  • *K 1 Row– watching very carefully for dropped stitches
  • Put 1 N to hold on carriage side*
  • Repeat * to * until you have 4 (4) (2) N in work; Weight well as you go
  • *Bring all N back into work by moving the N on opposite side of carriage into work
  • K 1 Row*
  • Repeat * to * until all N are back into work
  • Cut yarn
  • COL; Repeat for the left side of the work
  • Break yarn
  • Knot yarn end of flaps and cut to 1 inch
  • Remove Hold setting
  • Hang weights on back sides of flaps before continuing to knit

Outside of Hat:

  • K 20 Rows
  • Begin a Fair Isle pattern if desired (approx. 45 – 50 Rows at most)
  • K to RC 65 (70) (75)
  • Push EON to hold
  • Hang sts from original cast on that is on the comb onto EON
  • Weight work evenly
  • Continue to Knit total 69 Rows (75R) (80R)
  • COL
  • Move EOS to N on right beginning with N #2
  • Push empty N out of work
  • K 1 Row to right
  • Cut long tail
  • Thread tapestry or large N and take sts off onto yarn tail
  • Remove from machine

Flap Ties:

  • Use a double piece of yarn to knit I-cord Ties OR 1 strand 4 Ply matching yarn OR  3 skinny I-cords that are 130R, all started in the same 3 sts and braid together. When you finish one I-cord, take the 3 sts off on a st holder and begin again. Braid, then run a long N through all the open sts at the bottom of braid with the yarn tails and tie a knit. Trim to 2” – 3” . can make a tassel, too
  • Hang 3 sts from the bottom of flap onto 3 N with wrong side facing you (hang in a spot where the row counter will be passed each row with the carriage)
  • T 3 if using hat yarn – T 9 if using 4 ply
  • K 1 Row
  • Push in L part button
  • Knit I-Cord for 112 R or desired length

Seam back seam with mattress stitch, gathering top tightly

Technique learned from a demo by Dena Mohr

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