Kids Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern- this cozy hat will keep little heads warm even on the coldest days. Beginner-friendly hat pattern!
This earflap hat makes a great gift and it can be completed in an evening thanks to the super bulky yarn and large knitting needles. It's an easy knit that's suited for beginners.
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Kids Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Red Beacon (1 skein)
Size: Kids size 5-10 years old.
Gauge: 2 inches= 4 sts.
Also needed: stitch markers
With the circular needles, cast on 40 sts. Join ends together and place a marker. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1 round.
Knit every round until the piece measures 5 ½ inches from the cast-on edge.
(switch to double point needles when necessary)
Round 1: Knit across.
Round 2: (K3, k2tog) around (32 sts)
Round 3: Knit across.
Round 4: (K2, k2tog) around (24 sts)
Round 5: Knit across.
Round 6: (K1, k2tog) around (16 sts)
Round 7: Knit across.
Round 8: Knit 2 together across round (8 sts)
Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Pull to tighten and weave in ends.
For the first ear flap:
Pick up and knit 10 stitches (with the right side facing) at the side of the hat.
Work in Stockinette stitch for approximately 2 ½ inches, ending with a wrong side row.
Row 1: K2tog, knit to last 2 stitches, K2tog (8 sts)
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3: K2tog, knit to last 2 stitches, K2tog (6 sts)
Row 4: Purl across.
Row 5: K2tog, knit to last 2 stitches, K2tog (4 sts)
Row 6: Purl across.
Row 7: K2tog twice (2 sts)
Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches.
For the second ear flap:
Count 10 stitches over from the edge of the first earflap. Place marker. Count another 10 sts and place another marker. Make the second earflap in between these 2 markers.
For each earflap, cut 3 strands of yarn that measure 19 inches. Thread the yarn through the bottom of the ear flap using a yarn or tapestry needle. Braid the yarn and make a knot at the bottom. Trim the excess yarn. Make and attach pom pom.
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