Seedstripes by Jennifer Dassau
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October 2008
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in seed stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
140 - 175 yards (128 - 160 m)
S (M, L)
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This pattern is a reworked version of one of my very first patterns, Flappy. The 2015 version is significantly updated, to create a more rounded and slouchy hat shape, include many more seed stitch stripes, and employ twisted ribbing for the subtle earflap brim. In addition, the instructions are simplified and improved, and I have linked to my tutorials for short rows and the disappearing loop cast on at

Worked in the round from the top down, Seedstripes is an earflap hat that is full of interest. Disappearing loop cast on, textured knitting and a few simple, well-placed short rows combine for an engaging knit; add a pompom for even more fun!

Techniques & Skills Used: disappearing loop CO, knit/purl, short rows, increasing/decreasing. This pattern includes links to my disappearing loop CO and short row tutorials.

Size: S (M, L) to fit about 20 (22, 24)” head circumference; hat measures 17.75 (20, 22.25)” circumference and 8.5 (9, 10)” height at earflap.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 210 yards/192m/100g); 1 skein, or approximately 140 (150, 175) yards of worsted
weight yarn. Sample size Small shown in Natural.

Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle or 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; US 5 dpns or circular needle for CO; Stitch markers (4); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 st and 34 rows/4” in seed stitch, after blocking.

For questions or to show off your hat, visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.