Building Blocks Hat
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This earflap hat begins in the round with two-color brioche and garter stitch. Increases and decreases seamlessly shape the earflaps. Stripes and textures change in each section for a playful rhythm. This hat is ideal for using leftover bits of yarn. Cover your ears with the earflaps for a slouchy style or fold them up for a more fitted look with a thick brim.
Finished Measurements: 20” / 51cm circumference (un-stretched), 10” / 25cm long measured along garter stitch panel.
Yarn: Worsted weight
Yardage: Approximately 200yds / 183m total
The sample uses 7 colors. Each section uses slightly different yardage amounts. Allow approximately 40yds / 37m for each section.
Shown in: A variety of worsted weight yarns from Primrose Yarn Co., Jill Draper Makes Stuff, and Orkney Angora St. Magnus DK held together with lace weight mohair/silk
I recommend mixing various bits of worsted or aran weight yarns together for the playful stripes. DK weight would also work fine.
SECTIONS 1, 3, & 5 are striped.
SECTION 2 & 4 are solid.
Needles: 40” US 8 / 5mm circular needle using magic loop method or 16” circular
Notions: 8 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge: 18 sts & 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch