Matilda's Eary Hat by Thelma Egberts

Matilda's Eary Hat

December 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
93 - 105 yards (85 - 96 m)
S, M
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Matilda’s Eary Hat is a hat-and-scarf in one. (Look below for version with earflaps instead of attached scarf)

Thanks to the very bulky yarn, Matilda’ is a quick knit. It is easy too, with just a small lace detail that helps to shape the funny ‘ears’. A connected scarf makes this hat a very warm accessory for cold winter days.
Matilda is named after actor Heath Ledger’s daughter. She wore a hat like this in several pictures. This reverse engineered pattern is based on those pictures.

The pattern has been test knitted.

Sizes: S and M (for children)
Gauge: 9 sts - 13 rows = 4 inch/10 cm
Original pattern worked in Wibra Leona.

Ear Flap version (worked in short rows)
(These instructions will be added to pattern pdf later)

End with row 7 (not round 7!) of the pattern. Proceed with Edging and earflaps
Row 8: k all
Row 9 (RS): k13, w&t
Row 10, 12, 14, 16: k till end
Row 11: k11 w&t
Row 13: k9 w&t
Row 15: k7 w&t
Row 17: k across while picking up and knitting the wraps
Row 18 (WS!): k13 w&t
Row 19, 21, 23, 25 (RS): k till end
Row 20: k11 w&t
Row 22: k9 w&t
Row 24: k7 w&t
Row 26: k across while picking up and knitting the wraps
Row 27: BO all sts