Olive Hat

This Vanna’s Choice Olive Hat is definitely a warm winter time hat, with ear flaps, and a neck warmer to keep you from the chilly winter wind. This adult sized hat is a quick knit using the Knifty Knitter Adult Hat loom and two strands of yarn worked as one. This is a great pattern to use the Garter Stitch Shortcut. I loom knit from counter-clockwise, this means that peg number 1 is to the left of the anchor peg.

Ear Flap 1
Cast on pegs 17-24 using the chain cast-on method.
Row 1: slip the first stitch, ewrap the remaining pegs and knit off.
Row 2: slip the first stitch, purl the pegs until you reach the last peg, e-wrap and knit off the last peg.
Repeat Row 1-2 until you have 8 garter stitch ridges. Cut your working yarn leaving a 3″ tail.

Ear Flap 2
Cast on pegs 39-46 using the chain cast-on method.
Row 1: slip the first stitch, ewrap the remaining pegs and knit off.
Row 2: slip the first stitch, purl the pegs until you reach the last peg, e-wrap and knit off the last peg.
Repeat Row 1-2 until you have 8 garter stitch ridges. Cut your working yarn leaving a 3″ tail.

Neck Warmer
Cast on pegs 39-24 using the e-wrap cast-on method.
Row 1: slip the first stitch, ewrap the remaining pegs and knit off.
Row 2: slip the first stitch, purl the pegs until you reach the last peg, e-wrap and knit off the last peg.
Repeat Row 1-2 until you have 8 garter stitch ridges. Cut your working yarn leaving a 3″ tail.

Front Flap
Cast on pegs 25-38 using the chain cast-on method.
Row 1: slip the first stitch, ewrap the remaining pegs and knit off.
Row 2: slip the first stitch, purl the pegs until you reach the last peg, e-wrap and knit off the last peg.
Repeat Row 1-2 until you have¬†6 garter stitch ridges. Cut your working yarn leaving a 3″ tail.

Main Hat
Starting at peg 7, e-wrap cast-on all pegs.
Round 1: e-wrap all the pegs.
Round 2: purl all the pegs.
Repeat Round 1-2 until you have 18 garter stitch ridges.

Bind-off using the gathered bind-off method. Weave in all the tails, and flip the front flap up and stitch it to the main body of the hat.  Secure the ear flaps together to fit your desired size or you could add ties to the bottom so it could be tied instead of a set fit.

My goal with this hat was to make a face framing hat that would keep the wind from hitting my ears without a lot of bulk. It will probably go through several modifications, this is just a first attempt.

Happy Looming!

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