Earflap Hat Knitting Kit by Jane Richmond
Simple earflap hat knit from the top down means there is no seaming or picking up stitches. Braided ties allow this hat to tie on making it very functional for your busy little one. Ad an optional pom-pom for extra fun.
- Yarn: You will need 146m/160yds, 2 balls of Drops Nepal for all sizes
- Find the free pattern at Ravelry
0-6 months [6-12 months, 2-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years]
Circumference: 14¼[16, 17¾, 18¾, 19½] inches
DROPS Nepal Yarn is a Worsted/Aran #4 Weight. It is a lovely, chunky and luxurious yarn spun in 35% superfine alpaca and 65% Peruvian Highland wool, a mix that accentuates the softness of alpaca while the wool contributes to the garments’ shape stability. Both fibers are untreated, which means that they are only washed and not exposed to any chemical treatment prior to the dyeing. This highlights the fibers’ natural properties, providing also a better shape and texture qualities.Length: 75m/82yds
Needle Size: 4.5mm/US #7, (set of 5) or 4.5mm, 120cm long circular needles for "Magic Loop" or 4.5mm DPS or size needed to match gauge
Tension: 17.0 sts = 4 inches
Nepal is a soft, warm blend, with the lightness of alpaca. It is also ideal for felting.
4 Stitch markers, 1 of contrasting color
Knitting using "Magic Loop" method or on double pointed needles, kfb, m1, basic decreases, knitting through back loops (tbl)