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Earflaps for a Panda!

Knitting
August 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
22-inch head circumference
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My friend Andrea’s nephew wanted a panda hat with earflaps. He is 17 and I figure if he is confident enough to wear one, the least I could do was make one!

The pattern as written is roughly 22-inches in circumference, but I included notes on making it smaller and larger. Also, when I made the hat, I used crochet for earflap edging and the panda’s ears. I include knitted alternatives for the non-crocheter.

The chart for the face is also provided. I did mine in duplicate stitch, but for the intarsia lover, the chart should work for that as well.

The hat starts from the I-cord ties that increase into the earflap. After making the second earflap, stitches are cast on between and the hat is knitted in the round to the top.

If you have ANY questions or corrections, please feel free to contact me!!!!!