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Garter Ear Flap Hat

Knitting
January 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4.25 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
60 - 160 yards (55 - 146 m)
Baby (Toddler, Kid, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)
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MATTERIALS
1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s) of Purl Soho’s Alpaca Pure, 100% alpaca. We used the colors Heirloom White (Artemisia, Storm Gray) for the Baby (Kid, Adult Medium) hat. (http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/9307-Purl-Soho... )
A US #8 12 (for Baby size) or 16-inch circular needle
A US #7 12 (for Baby size) or 16-inch circular needle
A set of US #7 double pointed needles
4 removable stitch markers
1 stitch markers of a different color to indicate end-of-round

GAUGE
4 1/4 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in garter stitch with smaller needle

SIZES
Baby (Toddler, Kid, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Circumference: 14 (16, 17 3/4, 19 3/4, 21 3/4, 23 1/2) inches
Height: 7 1/4 (8, 9, 10, 11 1/2, 12 3/4) inches, from bottom of ear flap to top of hat, not including tassel

PATTERN NOTES
The Right and Left Ear Flaps are shaped using short rows. For our complete Short Rows Tutorial, please click here. NOTE: Because the short rows are worked in garter stitch in this pattern, you do not have to pick up the wraps; simply ignore the wraps when you come to them.