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Trapper Hat Knitting Pattern

October 16, 2016
Trapper Hat free knitting pattern

I love trapper style hats so naturally I wanted to do a knit version. I made a knitted brim and ear flaps complete with braided ties and pom poms. I never used this moss color yarn before but I’m very happy with the results. It’s the perfect Fall color and it even matches my vintage Ralph Lauren cape I’ve been wearing non stop! 
Needle: Size US 11 circular 16 inch 
Size 11 straight
Yarn: Loops & Threads Cozy Wool in Moss (2 skeins)
Clover Pom Pom Maker
Free Knitting Pattern
Cast on 60 st. Join together. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 7 inches. 
Crown Shaping
Row 1: K2, P2, K2, P2 together across row (53 sts)
Row 2: K2, P2, K2 together, P1 across row (46 sts)
Row 3: K2 together, P2, K1, P1 across row (38 sts)
Row 4: K1, P2 together, K1, P1 across row  (30 sts)
Row 5: K1, K2 together across row (20 sts)
Row 6: K2 together across row (10 sts)
Row 7: K2 together across row (5 sts)  
Cut yarn leaving a long end. Pull through stitches and pull to tighten. Knot and weave in ends. 
Brim
With the straight needles, pick up 12 sts across the front of the hat. Start at the beginning of either a purl rib or knit rib, not in the middle. Work in stockinette stitch for 5 rows. Bind off. Use a yarn needle to sew the top of the brim to the hat.
Ear Flaps (make 2)
On the side of the hat pick up 10 stitches using the straight needles. Start at the beginning of either a knit rib, not in the middle. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 4 rows. 
Dec row 1: K2 together, P2, K2 across row (9 sts)
Dec row 2: P2 together, K2, P2, K2, P1 (8 sts)
Dec row 3: P2 together, P1, K2,  P2, K1 (7 sts)
Dec row 4: K2 together, K1, P2, K2 (6 sts)
Dec row 5: P2 together, K2, P2 (5 sts) 
Dec row 6: K 2 together, P2, K1 (4 sts) 
Dec row 7: P2 together, K 2 together (2 sts). Bind off leaving a 8 inch tail. Cut another 16 inch strand insert it through the binded off stitches. Braid and knot a pom pom on the end.

Trapper Hat free knitting pattern
Trapper Hat free knitting pattern
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  • Reply
    Entirely Too Perky
    October 22, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    This hat is now my next project. Love it!

  • Reply
    Richard
    December 11, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Beautiful hat; thanks for posting the free pattern!

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