Warm My Ears Hat by Denise Balvanz

Warm My Ears Hat

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May 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
130 - 140 yards (119 - 128 m)
Fits kindergarten to adult
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD
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I knit a lot of hats for charities which are looking for a hat that will really keep the ears warm. I have tried a lot of patterns but just hadn’t found one that met this criteria AND was easy to memorize but could be varied for interest and best use of scrap yarn. Oh, and I also didn’t want to have to keep track of how many stitches to cast on for different sizes. Asking a lot, wasn’t I?

This stretchy hat knits up quickly. It fits a wide range of sizes from kindergartners to adults. The longer length and wide turned-back garter stitch cuff keeps the ears cozy in even the coldest weather. Leave it plain or add some stripes to use up your scraps. Best of all it is a very simple, easy to remember pattern! So, won’t you join me in making some Warm My Ears Hats for your favorite charity?

Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn, approximately 2 ½ ounces. About 130 yards.

Needles: Size 8 US or size to obtain gauge. 16 inch circular for hat, double points or a second circular for the final decreases at top of hat.

Gauge: 4 stitches per inch in stockinette

Size: 20” around x about 8 ½ “ tall with cuff folded up.