Flat Knit Toddler Ear Flap Hat- a cute and cozy hat pattern that's perfect for beginners!
This toddler hat features a wide garter stitch brim with ear flaps. It's ideal for keeping little heads warm. This hat is knit on flat needles and then seamed. The ear flaps are knit first and then additional stitches are cast on.
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Flat Knit Toddler Ear Flap Hat
Yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca in Blue (1 skein) and Premier Anti-Piling Everday Worsted in Admiral Blue (1 skein)
Needles: Size US 7 single point knitting needles and size US 8 single point
Size: 2 years old
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch using the larger needles
**Using the smaller needles and the Touch of Alpaca yarn, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1: Knit across
Rows 2 and 3: Cast on 2 sts. Knit to the end of row. (10 sts)
Row 4: K1. Kfb. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1. (12 sts)
Row 5: Knit across
Row 6: Knit across.
Row 7: Knit across.
Row 8: K1. Kfb. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1. (14 sts)
Repeat 5th to 8th rows twice more. (18 sts)
Continue working even in garter stitch until piece measures 2 ½ inches from the cast-on edge, ending with a wrong side row. **
Break yarn. Leave stitches on a stitch holder. Make and attach pom pom.
Work from ** to ** as stated for First Earflap. Leave stitches on the needle. Do not break yarn.
Row 1: (RS). With smaller needles and right side of Second Earflap facing, cast on 4 sts. K18 from Second Earflap. Cast on 26 sts. K18 from First Earflap. Cast on 4 sts. (70 sts)
Work even in garter st until piece measures 2 inches from the jining earflaps. End on a wrong side row and break the yarn.
Switch to larger needles and Premier Yarn.
Work in stocking st until work from joining Earflaps measures 4 ½ inches. End on a wrong side row.
Next row: (Wrong side) P1. *P2tog. P15. Rep from * to last st. P1. (66 sts)
Row 1: (Right Side). K1. *ssk. K2tog. K12 (12-14). Rep from * to last st. K1. (58 sts)
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3: K1. *ssk. K2tog. K10 Rep from * to last st. K1. (50 sts).
Row 4: Purl across.
Row 5: K1. *ssk. K2tog. K8. Rep from * to last st. K1. (42 sts).
Row 6: Purl across.
Row 7: K1. *ssk. K2tog. K6. Rep from * to last st. K1. (34 sts).
Row 8: Purl across.
Row 9: K1. *ssk. K2tog. K4. Rep from * to last st. K1. (26 sts).
Row 10: Purl across.
Row 11: K1. *ssk. K2tog. K2. Rep from * to last st. K1. (18 sts)
Row 12: Purl across.
Row 13: K1. *ssk. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. (10 sts)
Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Pull to tighten. Sew back seam and weave in ends.
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