This pattern is part of the 2013 Independent Designer Gift-a-Long! See here for more details!
A top down earflap hat for the tiny person in your life. A quick knit for a last minute gift, and with the earflaps done in short rows there is no joining of yarn or stitches.
EDIT 12/11: It was noted that the new version got cut off on the end! The last line of the brim section should read:
Round 6: Bind off in purl