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Snug, warm hat in Child and Adult sizes.


Easy Ribbed Ear Flap Hat

Copyright August 2004, by Gail Bable


Materials Needed:

3 ozs. Worsted weight yarn

Size 7 or 8 , 16” circular needle

Same size double points

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitch marker

Ear Flaps:

Using double point needles , cast on 3 stitches , and knit I-cord for approx. 15”

(To make I-Cord, K 3, slide stitches to end of needle and knit 3 again without turning work. Keep repeating until desired length, forming a nice little tube)

Row 1: K in front and back of each stitch across 6 sts.)

Row 2: Knit across

Row 3: Inc 1 as in row 1, Knit to last stitch , Inc 1 ( 8 sts)

Row 4: K3, purl to last 3 sts. K3

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have 16 sts on needles.

Work Four rows even on the 16 sts. keeping the first and last three stitches in K on your purl rows (even rows). Place stitches on a holder and fasten off.

Knit second ear flap the same but, don’t remove from the needles. With circular needle knit across 2nd ear flap and cast on 20 for a child (24 adult) sts. Knit stitches from holder onto circular needle and then cast on 20 (24 more stitches) place marker and join being careful not to twist your stitches. You’ll now have 72 stitches for a child’s hat and 80 for an adult’s.


Row 1: Knit around

Row 2-8: K1, P1 around

Row 9: K3, P1 around

Repeat Row 9 until hat measures approx. 5” (6”)

Decreasing for top:

Row 1: K1, K 2 tog, P1 around

Rows 2 ,3, and 4: K2, P1 around

Row 5: K 2 tog, P1

Rows , 6, 7,8: K1, P1 around

Row 9: K 2 tog

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: K 2 tog around until 10 stitches remain. Weave yarn through remaining stitches and fasten off tightly.