Staghorn Earflap Hat
Knitting this hat requires some skill and patience, but the end results are worth the effort. The cables make it very cozy and warm and the oversized panels on the earflaps are what make this hat unique.
This hat is knit from bottom to the crown, beginning with the earflaps which are made separately and then incorporated into the body of the hat for a seamless design.Tassels and attached i-cord trim are added afterwards. This hat is one size.
Skill Level: Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
Skills: knit, purl, crossovers, chart reading, attached i-cord
Finished Measurements: approx. 9” wide and 10” tall including earflaps, excluding ties) lying flat; fits approx. a 21-23” head
Gauge: approx. 14 sts = 10 cm/4” on 6 mm/US 10 in St st as given on Malabrigo Chunky ball band; staghorn earflap
panels measure approx. 5” across lying flat
Suggested Brand: 2 skeins Malabrigo Chunky (100% merino, 98 m/108 yds per 100 g/3.5 oz): shown in 98 Tuareg (blue)
Or (less than) 1 skein Cascade Eco+ or Ecological (100% wool; 437 m/478 yds per 250 g/8.82 oz): shown in Bohoyarns custom dye Dexter (red)
Needles: 7 mm/US 11 40 cm/16” circular; 7 mm/US 11 dpns; 6 mm/US 10 dpns or size needed to obtain gauge
Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook; cable needle; stitch holder (optional)