KWB/TSF Hat by Kathleen Sperling


April 2008
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in double knitted stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
120 - 340 yards (110 - 311 m)
newborn, infant, toddler, child, small adult, medium adult, large adult, x-large adult
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(For anyone having problems with the cast-on: I am working on improving the instructions in the pattern, but in the meantime, if it’s just not clicking with you, try checking out my instructional video.)

This earflap hat is double-thick, reversible, and the pattern allows you to make it to fit heads of all sizes - from newborns to big adults!

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Skills required

  • using DPNs (or another technique to achieve the same thing, such as Magic Loop)
  • chart reading
  • grafting (aka Kitchener Stitch)

This pattern requires double knitting, instructions for which are included in the pattern. If you can do the knit stitch and the purl stitch, you can double knit!

Size information

  • newborn: to fit head circumference of 14.25”
  • infant: to fit head circumference of 16”
  • toddler: to fit head circumference of 17.75”
  • child: to fit head circumference of 19.5”
  • small adult: to fit head circumference of 21 1/3”
  • medium adult: to fit head circumference of 23”
  • large adult: to fit head circumference of 24 7/8”
  • x-large adult: to fit head circumference of 26 2/3”

Yarn requirements

One ball each of two contrasting colours. If you have partial balls or want to use a different yarn, you’ll need approximately:

  • newborn: 60 yards
  • infant: 70 yards
  • toddler: 80 yards
  • child: 95 yards
  • small adult: 110 yards
  • medium adult: 125 yards
  • large adult: 155 yards
  • x-large adult: 170 yards

Other materials needed

  • cable needle
  • stitch marker

2015-02-03: New version of PDF uploaded; all changes are essentially cosmetic.