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FO: Earflap Hat

In November last year I knitted a lovely little bonnet for a good friend’s daughter. I queued this gorgeous pattern in August when I found it via my Instagram.

DD 6

It’s nice to get away from my regular patterns from DROPS Design…

DD 8

It’s a bit embarrassing really, but I actually didn’t read the pattern correctly for this hat (I made another one following the pattern exactly a few weeks later). It really was my fault, because the pattern is written extremely well.

DD 7

However, I don’t think it’s done any harm to the general design, it basically just added those purl rows between each of the leaves.

DD 8

My friend requested the hat in cream as it would go with most of her daughter’s clothes, and I love the colour choice, it looks sweet on any babe.

DD 9

I would like to try knitting this hat in the round once, as I think the seaming at the back could be avoided, but for this first version the construction was actually fine.

DD 10

I love the tip the designer gives to slip the first stitch of each row, because it gives this lovely clean edge.

DD 11

I made the right size according to the measurements my friend send me of her little girls head, but somehow it still ended up being a little big, so I just gathered it at the top for her so that she can wear it now. My friend can remove that gather later on and will enjoy the bonnet for much longer.

DD 12

This crown is really pretty, but it actually looks even more beautiful when I followed the correct pattern :-).

DD 13

I got a quick shot of Max modelling the hat for me…not sure he was that keen on it!

DD 14

STATS
Pattern:
 Clover Earflap Hat by dover & madden.
Yarn: DROPS Baby Merino in white.
Needle size: 3.25mm
Knitting time: 1st-2nd November 2015.

One thought on “FO: Earflap Hat

  1. I LOVE this hat. What a beautiful pattern, and the cream makes it really stand out. I can imagine in baby merino it feels as scrumptious as it looks too! That was a very clever solution with the gather!

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