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Cornice earflap hat - knitting pattern

by Woolly Wormhead
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  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 18 (19.5, 21, 22.5, 24) in/ 45.75 (49.5, 53.25, 57.25, 61) cm

  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Knitting in the Round; schematic for pompom


Warm DK yarn and cleverly shaped earflaps make Cornice the ideal choice for cold weather. Add a pompom and enjoy classic ski Hat styling with a fresh colour twist.

Despite the elegant architectural design, Cornice uses only knit and purl stitches, plus simple increases and decreases. Written in five sizes, with tutorials for the cable cast-on and knitting in the round, it’s an accessible and rewarding knit.

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

Gauge: 24 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm over St.St.
24 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm over Garter St.

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Materials you need at home:

  • 100 (113, 133, 149, 173) yd/90 (102, 120, 134, 155) m DK weight, single ply yarn (Sample shown in Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (300yd/270m per 100g; 70% Merino, 30% Silk))

  • 83yd/75m yarn for the pompom (optional; can also be a different yarn, leftovers etc)
47yd/43m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 3.5mm/UK--/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle