Size 10 (U.S.) 16" circular needles and dpns
Skein of "Angel Hair" yarn.
Crochet hook (optional)
3.5 stitches per inch
CO 5 sts onto one dpn.
Row 1: *kfb, k until last stitch, kfb*
Row 2: knit all stitches
Repeat these two rows until there are 13 stitches on the needle. Continue in garter stitch (knitting all stitches) until piece measures 3.25"
Cut yarn leaving 6" tail.
Repeat for second earflap.
Slip stitches from one earflap onto circular needles. Attach yarn and cast on 19 stitches (loosely!) using the knitted cast on. Knit on second earflap. CO 14 sts and place marker for the beginning of the round. Join in the round (being careful not to twist) And work garter stitch border (k1 row, p1 row) for two inches. (Or to taste)
Work stockinette stitch (knit every row) for four more inches.
Round 1:*K7, K2tog* around.
Round 2:*K6, K2tog* around.
Round 3: *K5, k2tog* around.
Round 4: *K4, k2tog* around.
Round 5: *K3, k2tog* around.
Round 6: *K2, K2tog* around.
Round 7: *K1, K2tog* around.
Round 8: *K2tog* around.
Cut yarn leaving a six inch tail, thread through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.
(optional: single crochet border around edge of hat in contrasting color.)
(Braids: Cut 6 pieces of 24" long yarn. thread through the end of the earflap until folded in half. Divide into three sections and braid until 2" of unbraided yarn remain. Tie knot and trim edges. Repeat on other side.)
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