So excited to share another fabulous free pattern today! I wore this hat at the last TNNA show and was asked over and over again for a pattern for it- so finally here it is! It is a basic earflap hat in our sparkly, fluffy Pixie Dust yarn. Danielle Shields, our pattern designer extraordinaire has come up the pattern for this. The best things about it is that it only uses 1 skein! There are 2 versions here, the Forest Moon green sample is the pointy sample. The Snowflake white hat is the rounded top sample. It's also super warm and snuggly. Special thanks to our new photographer Molly Akin for shooting these gorgeous pics too!
Above are all the pointy version.
Love this Snowflake rounded top version for a winter wonderland feel!
Detail shot of the Snowflake rounded top hat!
Pixie Dust Earflap Hat Pattern
Gauge: 4 stitches and 8 rows over 4" in stockinette
Materials: 1 skein knit collage Pixie Dust yarn, stitch marker, tapestry needle
Needles: US size 17 16" ciculars, size 17 dpn's
Abbreviations: k knit
kfb knit into front and back of stitch
k2tog knit 2 stitches together
Cast on 1 stitch
Row 1 kfb
Row 2 (and all even rows) knit.
Row 3 kfb 2 times
Row 5 kfb, k2, kfb (6 stitches)
Place on holder or spare needle.
Make second earflap the same as above.
Knit one more row on the 2nd earflap. Cast on 3 stitches (using a backward loop) for back, then knit first earflap stitches off holder. Knit one row and cast on 4 stitches for front, 19 stitches in total. Place marker and join to work in the round, taking care not to twist. Knit until piece measures 5.5 inches from start of the front brim.
Begin decreasing, switch to dpn's when necessary:
Row 1: k4, k2tog around, k1. (16 stitches)
Row 2 and all even rows: knit
Row 3: k3, k2tog around, k1 (13 stitches)
For rounded hat:
Row 4: knit
Row 5: k2tog around, k1, cut yarn and pull through remaining 7 stitches.
For pointy hat:
Row 4: knit
Row 5: k2, k2tog around, k1. (10 stitches)
Row 7: k1, k2tog (7 stitches)
Row 9: k2tog around (4 stitches)
Row 11: k2tog around (2 stitches)
Both versions: Cut yarn and run through remaining stitches. Weave in yarn ends. Adorn with pom-poms or tassles (or both!). Weare & smile!