Buzzba earflap hat - knitting pattern

Buzzba is a super cute earflapper/chullo Hat with optional I-cord ties.

Based on the Buzzbee Hat from the Wee Woolly Toppers collection, this version includes a full range of sizes to cover children and adults.

This pattern is worked bottom up and in the round, starting with the optional I-cords and earflaps. Any Aran weight yarn can be substituted; a nice woolly yarn will help that point at the crown be noticed!

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, I-cords, specialist cast-on

18 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) in/ 30.5 (35.5, 41, 46, 51, 56) cm (Finished size 10.75 (12, 14.5, 16, 17.25, 18.75) in/ 27 (30.5, 37, 40.5, 43.75, 47.5) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable cast-on and I-cords

Materials you need at home:

  • 76 (91, 118, 137, 157, 177) yd/69 (83, 108, 125, 143, 161) m Aran weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Rowan Pure Wool Aran (186yd/170m per 100g; 100% Wool)) , 
* 39yd/35m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St
  • Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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