FREE KNITTING PATTERN: All Ears (Superspeedy Superbulky Handspun Hat)

Use up your clunkiest, chunkiest early attempts at handspun in this warm and wooly earflap hat. You’ll need about 70 yds.

Level: Advanced Beginner (knit, purl, knitting in the round on dpns, crochet chain)

Time: 2 hours

Yarn

About 70 yds of superchunky handspun yarn

Needles

US 11 (8mm) dpns
Large Crochet hook (gauge not critical, just large enough to handle your yarn)

Instructions

Note: If you haven’t already, wash your handspun in hot water and let dry before using (with purchased handspun, this has probably already been done for you).

CO 36 st. Join, being careful not to twist st. Place marker.

Knit 1 rnd.

Purl 1 rnd

Knit all rnds for 6″ total.

*K4, K2tog, repeat from * across rnd–30 st.

K 1 rnd.

*K3, K2tog, repeat from * across rnd–24 st.

K 1 rnd.

*K2, K2tog, repeat from * across rnd–18 st.

K 1 rnd.

*K1, K2tog, repeat from * across rnd–12 st.

K 1 rnd

*K2tog across rnd–6 st.

Break yarn and draw end through live stitches with yarn needle. Weave in ends.

Along bottom edge, PU 8 st.

Sl 1, K to end. Repeat twice.

Sl 1, ssk, k to 3 st from end, k2tog, K1.

K row.

K2tog and BO across rnd, leaving last live st.

Switch to crochet hook and ch 22 and break yarn, leaving live loop and 2″ tail. Cut a 4″ piece of yarn and slip it through live loop, then pull tight.

Try on hat for ear position, then repeat on other side.

Weave in ends and wet block.

  • Josh says:

    perfect!!

  • Jill says:

    This one looks super-cozy. Thanks for sharing.

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