Pattern suggestion: Earflap Hat

Posting date: 27 October 2021

This free Purl Soho pattern for an earflap hat, designed by Jake Canton, demonstrates the versatility of the BC Garn Bio Shetland yarn.  Just hold two strands of the yarn together to substitute for a worsted weight yarn.

This particular hat was knitted by Mairi, using substantial leftovers from her Tobermory Tam project.  One skein would be plenty for even the largest size of hat.  Mairi had a bit less than that, so added a second colour at the tip.  You could also work the hat in blocks or stripes to use up odds and ends of different colours.  And, of course, a contrasting colour for the optional tassles adds a bit of drama.

The pattern is written for sizes from baby up to adult large.  Mairi made the largest size hat, and warns that it is very large indeed.  The yarn is also very soft and stretchy, with lots of room for big hair with a loose fit.  A smaller size would work for most people.

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