Chetney's Earflap Hat by pamela wynne

Chetney's Earflap Hat

Knitting
February 2022
both are used in this pattern
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
6.0 mm (J)
120 - 240 yards (110 - 219 m)
Adult Medium (20.5 cm)
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Of course I couldn’t see Hannah Friederichs’s marvelous character art for Chetney Pock O’Pea and not knit his adorable hat.

This design is worked from the top down in a classic pixie shape, with stripes and simple colorwork on the body and earflaps.

An optional lining makes it extra warm and cozy. If you don’t want it to be quite so warm, you could A) use a less insulating wool (like Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, which has the colors you would need), B) skip the lining, and/or C) line only the earflaps (CO 17, work 8 rows, decrease as charted, then whipstitch the CO row to the WS of the hat).

SKILLS REQUIRED
Knit, purl, increase, decrease, stranded colorwork,
single crochet

SIZE
Adult medium (20.5” / 52cm circumference)

YARN
Lopi Álafosslopi (100g/109yds; 100% Icelandic wool) —
1 ball each in the following colors:

  • Color 1: Indigo
  • Color 2: Arctic Exposure
  • Color 3: Acorn
  • Color 4: White

Optional lining yarn: 1 skein Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky (100g/131yds; 50% super fine alpaca / 50% Peruvian wool) in Potting Soil Mix

TOOLS

  • US 10 1/2 (6.5mm) 16”/41cm circular needle, or the size YOU need to obtain the correct gauge
  • Set of 4 US 10 1/2 (6.5mm) double-pointed needles
  • US size J-10 (6mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

GAUGE
3.5 stitches and 5 rows per inch in stockinette stitch, after blocking