19 hats so far. Not too bad as I have a few knitting projects on the go at the moment. If I do a few each week I should quite a few by September.
I've knit quite a few of these little earflap hats so I though I'd share the pattern in case anyone else wanted to add some variety to their hat statsh.
I used dk yarn and 4mm needles as for the patterns on the Innocent Smoothie leaflets.
Earflaps (make 2):
Cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: (Inc1) twice, k1 - 5 sts.
Row 2: k
Row 3: Inc1, k2, Inc1, k1 - 7 sts.
Rows 4-7: k
Break off yarn and leave earflap on a spare needle.
Row 1:Cast on 3 sts, k across sts from 1 earflap, cast on 7 sts, k across sts from 2nd earflap, cast on 4 sts - 28 sts.
Row 2-7: k
Rows 8-16: st-st, beg k
Row 17: (k2tog) to end - 14 sts.
Row 18: (p2tog) to end - 7 sts.
Row 19: (k1, m1) to last st, k1 - 13 sts.
Rows 20-22: st-st, beg p.
Row 23: (k2tog) to last st, k1 - 7 sts.
Break off a long length of yarn, thread through remaining sts, pull up tightly and fasten off. Seam row edges of hat and weave in any loose ends. Turn right side out. Stuff bobble at top of hat with stuffing or waste pieces of yarn. Gather around base of bobble, pull up tightly and fasten off.
Thread some lengths of yarn through the bottom of each earflap and plait. Knot at the ends and trim to neaten up.