I thought I’d share more of my Christmas gift knitting with you today. Last week I posted about the earflap hats I made for two of my granddaughters. Today, I’d like to show you the earflap hats I made for some of my guys.
For their hats I used the same formula I used for the girls hats, 7 -21 -28 – 21 -7, which is; 14 stitches in the back, 21 stitches over each ear, and 28 stitches in the front. I used size US 8 needles and a variety of different worsted weight yarns. To keep their hats from rolling up I knit the ears and 2″ above in garter stitch (knit every row), then I switched to stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row). The patterns used in each individual hat were made up as I went. I like to make each hat a little different from the last. Decreasing started at 5″ every other round. Each hat used from 1 3/4 oz. – 2 3/8 oz. total yarn. I hope you find my notes helpful. Happy Knitting!