Purl Bee Garter Stitch Ear Flap Hat

Purl Bee Garter Stitch Ear Flap Hat

I’m all over The Purl Bee and everything they do. Knitting, sewing, embroidery? I dig it all. So when this Garter Ear Flap Hat pattern popped up in January I filed it away for a future baby present. And as I’m 30 someone I know has a baby approximately every 80 seconds so it didn’t stay in the file for long.

Adorable Tassel!

Adorable Tassel!

I knit this up in two very short sittings – it was super delightful to knit and as you can see turned out awesome. I wasn’t paying enough attention to the pattern while I was working on it so things got weird between when I finished the short row ear flaps and went to start the body of the hat, but I just cut the yarn, worked my needs to where I needed them to be, and went from there. I’m 90% sure it was my mistake because I wasn’t paying enough attention, so let that be a warning to you! The beginning of the pattern is not a knit night project! It takes some concentration.

Short Row Ear Flaps!

Short Row Ear Flaps!

I used leftovers for this project. I had about 1/2 a skein of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted in Oatmeal left over so I started with that and didn’t know how far I’d get. I happened to get right up to where the decreases start for the top of the hat which I think worked out perfectly! I finished the hat in Imperial Yarn Erin. I couldn’t remember if the Mom To Be Lizzie of The Urbaness told me baby would be a boy or girl so I played it safe and it totally paid off!

I had thicker yarn and larger needles than the pattern called for so I knit the smallest size in order to get a 3-6 month sized hat perfect for this fall and winter in Chicago. Since this baby is due soon I think that will be perfect! I can’t wait to see it on her!

Pattern: Garter Ear Flap Hat by The Purl Bee 

Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted and Imperial Yarn Erin

Needles: Size 7 and 9 16″ circulars

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