With MC and US #2/2.75mm dpns,
CO 36 sts (9 sts on each of 4 needles).
Join to begin working in the round, being careful
not to twist. Place marker or safety pin on first
st. (Carry this first st marker throughout.)
Rnds 1-8: K all sts using
Rnd 9: [K1, m1, k2, m1] around. 60 sts
(15 sts on each needle)
Cont following charts, increasing
MC is represented by blank squares.
CC is represented by asterisks.
Chart A -- Right Track
B -- Large Snowflake
Chart C -- Left Track
Work Rows 1-10 of Chart
A. Chart A will be repeated
10 times around the hat.
On Chart A Row
11, work increases as follows: [K2, m1, k3,
m1] around. 84 sts (21 sts on each needle)
1-14 of Chart B. Chart
B will be repeated 6 times around the hat.
On Chart B Row 15,
work increases as follows: [K3, m1, k4, m1] around.
108 sts (27 sts on each needle)
Work Rows 1-10 of Chart
C. Chart C will be repeated
18 times around the hat.
On Chart C Row 11, work
increases as follows: [(K4, m1) 6 times, k3, m1]
around. 136 sts (34 sts on each needle)
Chart D -- Right Skier
Chart E -- Left Skier
Chart F --
1-17 of Chart D. Chart
D will be repeated 8 times around the hat.
On Chart D Row 18, work
increases as follows: [K3, m1, k4, m1] to last 3
sts, k3. 174 sts
(Sts distributed as follows: 43 sts on first and
third needles, 44 sts on second and fourth needles.)
Work 10 rows of Chart
A again. This time, Chart A
will be repeated 29 times around the hat.
On Chart A Row 11, work
increases as follows: [K13, m1] to last 5 sts, k5.
(Sts distributed as follows: 47 sts on first, second,
and third needles, 46 sts on fourth needle.)
Work Rows 1-17 of
Chart E. Chart E will
be repeated 11 times around the hat.
On Chart E Row 18, work
decreases as follows: [K24, k2tog] to last 5 sts,
k5. 180 sts.
45 sts on each needle
Work Rows 1-6 of Chart
F. Chart F will be repeated 45 times around
The body of the hat is complete.
Ear Flap Chart
Leaving 5 inch tails, break off both yarns.
Rearrange sts as follows:
Place last 22 sts of round on needle with first
23 sts of round. 45 sts on needle. This becomes
Place 45 sts on each of 3 needles. The needle opposite
needle #1 becomes needle #3.
Ear flaps are worked on needles #2 and #4.|
With RS facing, rejoin yarns to right end of sts
on needle #2.
Work ear flap back and forth, following Ear Flap
Odd-numbered rows are knit, and even-numbered rows
Work decreases as indicated, 1 st in from edge.
For example, work Row 3 as follows: K1,
k2tog, work foll chart to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. Where
a row shows that 2 sts have been decreased, work
decreases as foll: K1, k3tog, work to end of row
foll chart, k3togtbl, k1.
Leave rem sts on hold on needle
or st holder.
Using smaller dpn, pick up (DO NOT pick up and
knit) 30 sts along back edge of right ear flap,
NOT including 3 sts on hold.
Using larger needle and CC, CO 3 sts
Slide these sts back to the right end of the needle,
pulling the yarn from the third st around the back
of the sts, knit st 1 and 2, yarn over, knit st
3 and the first st picked up from the ear flap together,
pass the yarn over this third st.
[Slip the three sts on your right hand needle back
to the left needle, bring the yarn coming from the
3rd stitch around the back of the work, knit sts
1 and 2, yarn over, knit stitch 3 together with
the next stitch on the ear flap, pass the YO over
the st just worked.] Repeat this step until all
picked up sts have been worked.
Continue in this manner along the back edge of the
hat [incorporating the live sts from needle #1],
down the back side of the other ear flap [picking
up 30 sts here] down to and including the 3 sts
at the bottom of the ear flap.
You'll now have 3 sts on your needle. Slide them
back to the right hand of the needle, and k a simple
I-cord to make your under the chin ties.
Note: As this hat has ear flaps, these
ties don't have to be too long! I suggest you leave
these sts on hold and work the ties after
all applied I-cord has been completed.
Work applied I-cord up the front of the left ear
flap, across the front of the hat, down the front
of the right ear flap, and continue down to make
a short tie on this ear flap. Judge how long to
make your ties by the amount of yarn you have left.
(I only had a very small amount of yarn left when
I'd finished my hat.)
Finish the I-cord ties by breaking off the yarn
leaving a 5" tail.
Draw this yarn through the 3 live I-cord sts, tie,
then push it up through the center of the I-cord
for a couple of inches -- bring it to the outside
and cut off.
Give it a little tug to hide the cut edge back into
the I-cord tie.