I wanted to do a different take on the traditional ear flap hat and then the idea hit me- headphones! This pattern is uses a combination of knitting and crochet (for the earphone part) and it’s beginner friendly. The finished hat is fun & cute and it will be sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face! Lion Brand Gold Leaf Yarn Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Black Size 11 circular knitting needle- 16 inch Crochet Hook “J” Yarn needle Fiber fill
Size 12-24 months Free Knitting Pattern
With the circular needles-
Cast on 34 sts. Join chain together and put a marker at the beginning of the row. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1 1/2 inches. Switch to Garter Stitch and work until piece measures 6 inches from the cast on row.
To shape the crown:
Knit together across the row until you are left with 17 sts.
Next row: K1, *K1 Knit 2 together*, repeat across row (12 sts)
Next row: K1, then knit 2 together across row (6 sts)
Last row: *K1, Knit 2 together*, repeat across row (4 sts)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Thread through stitches on the last row, pull to secure and make a knot