Finished size - Circumference 40cm (16") Depth 15cm (6")
Abbrieviations used - Stitches = Sts
Garter stitch = GS (all rows Knit)
Knit = K
Purl = P
Continue = cont
Increase = inc
Remaining = rem
Together = tog
Alternate = alt
Tension - 22 stitches and 28 rowsfives a sqaure 10cm x 10cm(4" x 4")
Ears flaps - Both ear flaps the same:
Cast on 3 sts on 3.75mm needles.
Row 1 inc once in the first st, inc once in the second st, k1.
Row 2 S1, k to end.
Row 3 Inc once in first st, k2 sts, inc one in next st, k1.
Every even row as row two
Row 5 inc once in first st, k4, inc once in next st, k1.
Row 7 inc once in first st, k6 inc once in next st, k1.
Row 9 inc once in first st, k8, inc once in next st, k1
Row 11 inc once in first st, k10, inc once in next st, k1.
Row 12 as row two (15 sts on needle).
Work in GS until flap measures 6cm (2¾") from tip.
Break of yarn leaving sts on a double ended needle or pin.
Knit another to match.
Cuff - Cast on 40 sts on 3.75 needles
Work in K1 P1 rib for 5cm (2") decreasing one st at both ends of the last row 38 sts remain.
Break of wool, leave sts on a double ended needle.
Main body of hat - Cast on 11 sts on 3.75 needle.
Knit across 15 sts of one earflap, Knit across 38 sts of cuff, then knit across 15 sts of second earflap, lastly cast on 11 sts. 90 sts.
Work across these stitches for 11cm (4") in GS.
Measuring from where the ear flaps were joined on
Row 1 S1, (2tog k8) rep in brackets to end
Rows 2, 4 and 6, S1, k all the row.
Row 3. S1, (k2tog, k7) rep in brackets to end.
Row 5 S1, (k2tog k6) rep in brackets to end
Continue working 1 st less between decs , (ie S1 (k2tog k5) as before, on every alternate row.
(Working alternate row, as row 2,) until 28 sts remain. Finish as a row 2.
Next row, S1, k to end.
Next row. K2 tog all along the row.
Break off the yarn leaving enough length to thread through a yarn needle. Thread the yarn through the stitches, draw up and secure.
Press as advised yarn label.
To make up - Sew up back seam.
Tidy any hanging threads.
Fold up cuff and neatly sew in place along side edges.
Make two ties by twisting together 4 x 30cm (12 1/2") threads.
Sew above the knot securely to the ear flap so it will not unwind.
Cut off the knot carefully.
Leave the bottom end as it is.
Make a small bobble and attach to centre top.
Tip for making ties - An easy way to do this is to cut a piece 120cm (48") long, fold in half , then in half again. Place the looped end over a chair back rung, or hook. Separate the threads into two sets. Then, similar to plaiting hair, pass the strand round and round each other until you reach near to the end. Tie a knot leaving enough left to make a fringe. Take the other end off the chair-back/hook and do the same that end, cutting a fringe.