Do you know how much of a hard time I’ve been having with earflap hats as of late?
Like seriously. I’ve gone through pattern after pattern, looking for one suitable, and I just couldn’t find anything! In my desperate attempts to find something, I combed Ravelry, Knit Picks, and the internets in general. I stopped short of writing my own pattern because I just didn’t have the time. Cheyanne’s birthday is tomorrow.
The first hat I found, I thought it was going to be good. However, I didn’t account for the fact that the number of stitches I was going to cast on would have made the hat too big. So halfway in to the hat, I ripped it off my 10.5 circulars in annoyance. I haven’t ripped it out entirely, I just put it on another set of needles in the hopes of finishing it, though I doubt I will.
Here are some other patterns I looked into:
Finally, I cam across the Fraggle Hat by Abigail Horsfall. It was perfect! This hat had everything that I wanted: earflaps, braided ties, and a square top with tassels. And even better, it was a very quick knit. I started it at around 10pm and finished it the next day (with a break of about 10 hours in between).
After all was said and done, I have to say that it’s by far, the cutest hat that I’ve ever made. And it uses less than one skien of bulky weight yarn. For this particular hat, I used Deborah Norville/Premier Yarn’s Serenity Chunky Weight in Berry Burst. It’s perfect for a little kid because, even though it’s 100% acrylic, it’s really soft, and it’s superwash so it can be washed and not shrink. Plus, it’s a great color for an adorable 4 year old girl!
Now, off to make some more and try and bust my stash!