Pom Pom Ear Flap Hat
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Deborah Norville Collection® Alpaca Dance for Premier Yarns®, 1 ball each: Soft White (A), Grape Soda (B)
- US Size 10 16" circular needle, set of 5 double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Tapestry needle
- 3" pompom maker
- H-8 Hook
Hat Circumference: 22"
14 sts x 20 rows = 4" in St st with yarn held double.
Save time, check your gauge.
Earflap (make 2)
Using A with yarn held double, cast on 10 sts. Row 1 (RS): K1, m1, knit to last st, m1, k1. Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl. Repeat Rows 1-2 once more, 14 sts. Work even in stockinette until earflap measures 3", ending with a RS row. Leave sts on a double pointed needle.
Using A with yarn held double, cast on 20 sts, k 14 from first earflap, cast on 32, knit 14 from second earflap, join for working in the round - 80 sts. Knit in stockinette until hat measures 4 ½" from Cast On edge.
Rnd 1: * K6, k2tog; rep from * to end of round - 70 sts. Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8: Knit. Rnd 3: * K5, k2tog; rep from * to end of round - 60 sts. Rnd 5: * K4, k2tog; rep from * to end of round - 50 sts. Rnd 7: * K3, k2tog; rep from * to end of round - 40 sts. Rnd 9: * K2, k2tog; rep from * to end of round - 30 sts. Rnd 10: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of round - 20 sts. Rnd 11: *K2tog; rep from * to end of round - 10 sts. Break yarn, leaving a 6" tail. Thread yarn tail through rem sts, pull tight to close.
Cut 2 pieces of yarn, 80" long. Fold in half 4 times. Twist together, and sew to bottom of earflaps.
Weave in all ends. With B, make 3, 3" pompoms, attach to tassels and top of hat. With B, single crochet around bottom of hat.
K - knit
K2tog - knit 2 together
Rep - repeat
Sts - stitches