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Gaugeless Earflap hat

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A top down reversible hat for instant gratification knitting. Pull out any yarn from your stash, grab any needles and start to knit any size without gauge swatching.

Standard sizes are included for reference but this pattern also allows you to work to the custom head circumference and crown depth measurements of a given recipient.

Pattern contains
written instructions for main pattern and crown increases. Links to tutorials for suggested cast on bind off etc. Option for longer tie length to allow for ties to be tied under the chin. Links to instructions for buttoned ties/icord straps.

Sizes :
Custom size or choose a size approx. 5-10cm (2-4 in) less than your actual head size for a snug fit. Be sure to measure from the top of your crown to the base of your ear to check required length and work additional rows if required.

Finished sizes:

Size Measurement cm Measurement in.
0-6 months 33 13
6-12 months 38 15
18 months -4 40.5 16
4yrs -adult S 48 18 ¾
adult M 50.5 19 ¾
adult L 55 21 ½

Gauge & needles:
Is your own gauge for the yarn you choose. If in doubt start with the size suggested on your yarn band.

Skills required:
Knitting in the round

Yarn and yardage
Yarn requirements will vary based on yarn weight, gauge and size. As a very rough guide – with the lower end being for the smallest size - allow:

110-400 m of very light yarn (lace/fingering)
90-230 m of medium yarn (sport/DK)
55- 170 m of heavy yarn (worsted/aran)
35-150 m of very heavy yarn (chunky/super chunky/jumbo)

My worsted sample weights 60g which is 120m/132yds

Always allow extra yarn
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