Peruvian Style Earflap Hat
See below for details
This is a Peruvian style earflap hat with little ravens motifs and small borders. The pattern includes two versions. One with a total of four shades balanced across the whole project or another version with just two. A crochet edging in a contrast colour borders the whole of the hat. Ties are knitted as I-cords and decorated with contrast coloured tassels to match the tassel on the crown as well as the hat edging. Shown above in small, and below right in Medium.
Small (Medium, Large)
To fit head size 53.5 (58, 62) cm, approx 21 (22, 24)
14 sts x 22 rows over 10cm/ 4ins on 5.5mm needles or size to obtain gauge.
Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyed 50% Alpaca/50% Merino 91m/100g
1 x 100g #2000 Red (Yarn A)
1 x 100g # 2024 Mulberry (Yarn B)
1 x 100g # 2010 Rusty Orange (Yarn C)
1 x 100g #2001 Dungaree Blue (Yarn D)
Only part of each 100g skein will be used. The hat will need approx 45 (50g, 55g) of each shade of yarn for a four colour version or 90 (100, 110g) of each for 2 colour version. This is an estimate only and depends on meterage and stretch of yarn and your own gauge.
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky, Sirdar Click any Heavy Aran or Light Chunky that knits to the same gauge.
1 pair of circular needles 5.5mm (or dpns)
1 crochet hook 3.5mm
Stitch markers (optional)
1 wool darning needle
Card (optional) for making tassels
Knitting in the round, stranded colourwork (Fair Isle) and reading charts. I cord knitting. Crochet edge UK double crochet (US single crochet). Making tassels or pompons. Alternatively plaited ties.