Aerial earflap hat - knitting pattern

A fun Hat for chilly days on the playground, Aerial is a cute way to keep your little acrobats warm.

Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, short rows

Gauge 27 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over St.St. 26 sts x 52 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over Garter St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) in/ 35.5 (40.75, 45.75, 50.75, 56) cm
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Short Rows

Materials you need at home:

  • 100 (134, 169, 210, 246) yd/92 (123, 155, 193, 226) m 4Ply, fingering or sock weight, plied yarn (sample shown in Cloudborn Fibers Highland Superwash Sock Twist Handpaints (178yd/163m per 50g; 80% Merino, 20% Nylon))
  • 54yd/46m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
  • Set 2.75mm/UK12/US2 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker as necessary
  • Tapestry needle
  • Spare needle or stitch holder
  • Pair 0.5in/13mm buttons
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