Earflap hat

 

Linda made these super-cozy hats for her husband this winter.  The pattern is the Kolmen Earflap Hat, by Amy Loberg, and it can be made with or without earflaps, or even without the top, as an elegant cabled headband.

Linda chose to use the ridiculously soft and luscious Illimani Amelie for her first hat.  It’s a great choice, because the alpaca-stuffed silk tube construction has a wonderful structure and sheen that gives terrific stitch definition for cables, but is ultra-soft and super-warm.

For her second hat, Linda skipped the earflaps, and used Malabrigo Rios, in a lovely dark teal.

Great projects, Linda – beautiful and practical.

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