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A warm and protective knit, this aran weight aviator style Hat with integrated earflaps offers comfort on cold days and long nights. Initially started in pieces which are joined as the Hat progresses, the design calls for a garter stitch band and ear flaps to be worked before joining to create a smooth crown of warm stockinette.

Available either as a single pattern or as part of the Classic Woolly Toppers collection

98 [127, 155, 190, 223] yd/90 [116, 142, 174, 205] m
54yd/50m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Aran weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Spare needle or stitch holder
Pair 0.75in/20mm buttons

Sample details
Shown in Natural Dye Studio Dazzle Aran
[180yd/165m per 100g; 100% BFL]

Shown in size 22in/55.75cm on model with 20.5in/52cm circumference head

18 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.
18 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Garter Stitch

To fit sizes: 16 [18, 20, 22, 24] in/ 40.75 [45.75, 51, 55.75, 61] cm
Finished size: 14.25 [16, 17.75, 19.5, 21.25] in/ 36.25 [40.75, 45, 49.5, 54] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, short rows

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Short Rows


Published July 2012

PDF file size: 3MB

Product code: WW198KKarenin

Technical editors: Tana Pageler & Heather Murray