FREEBIE Garter Ear Flap Hat

Garter Ear Flap Hat

People get busy around this time of year, so I thought I’d send out some knit-spiration in smaller portions.  It’s also baby season, so what could be better than a knitterly little hat as a gift?  You can use any worsted yarn, but we saw the pattern knit up by MySweetSaina with Malabrigo Rios and thought it looked sublime (she used the colours 43 Plomo and 57 English Rose)! If you want to use a yarn that’s a little less dear try Berroco Vintage or for a cotton Cascade Avalon, all three yarns are machine washable.


  • Baby (Toddler, Kid, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)
  • Finished Circumference: 14 (16, 17 3/4, 19 3/4, 21 3/4, 23 1/2)”
  • Finished Height: 7 1/4 (8, 9, 10, 11 1/2, 12 3/4)” from bottom of ear flap to top of hat, not including tassel


  • Malabrigo Rios: 1 skein
  • 5mm/US8 – 16″ circular needles (12″ for Baby size)
  • 4.5mm/US7 – 16″ circular needles (12″ for Baby size)
  • 4.5mm/US7 double pointed needles
  • 5 removable stitch markers (1 stitch markers of a different colour to indicate end-of-round)
  • FREE Pattern

Other Yarn Options


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