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Karenin earflap hat - knitting pattern

by Woolly Wormhead
$7 Tax included
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  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit: 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) in/ 40.75 (45.75, 51, 55.75, 61) cm (Finished size: 14.25 (16, 17.75, 19.5, 21.25) in/ 36.25 (40.75, 45, 49.5, 54) cm)
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Short Rows


A warm and protective knit, this aran weight aviator style Hat with integrated earflaps offers comfort on cold days and long nights. Initially started in pieces which are joined as the Hat progresses, the design calls for a garter stitch band and ear flaps to be worked before joining to create a smooth crown of warm stockinette.

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

18 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St. 
 18 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Garter Stitch

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Materials you need at home:

  • 98 (127, 155, 190, 223) yd/90 (116, 142, 174, 205) m Aran weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Natural Dye Studio Dazzle Aran (180yd/165m per 100g; 100% BFL)) 
54yd/50m 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

  • Spare needle or stitch holder

  • Pair 0.75in/20mm buttons