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Tried and True Ear Flap Hat

Updated April 24, 2023
Tried and True Ear Flap Hat
Tried and True Ear Flap Hat
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The Tried and True Ear Flap Hat is a staple for anyone who lives in a cold weather climate. No one likes having cold ears when the snow is falling and the wind is howling, so this knit hat pattern is the perfect way to protect them in style. The strings hanging from each flap can be tied under your chin to make sure the hat stays secure at all times. This head topper can feature a variety of different designs depending on your personal preference. Plus, the hat can be made in various sizes to accommodate heads both large and small. Give this knitted hat pattern a try today and you will not be disappointed.


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

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This is a tried and true hat that has been around forever. Ear flaps and pompoms, in my opinion, are required in order to have a true winter hat to help to survive the cold. This is really so easy to make and there are so many variations to this hat out there that the customization options are endless.

My hats always have to go over my ears. These hats are perfect for that. Also on a windy day in NYC, the ear flaps and ties come in very handy. This is a different way for a pattern since you start with the ear flaps. I like that idea. It should work up quickly with the bigger needles as well. The different sizes are given so you can make one for each member of the family and friends. Thank you.

The ear flap hat has been an enduring style for decades and this one is just so cute! I remember wearing these as a child in the cold Canadian winters and then knitting them for my own children. They sure keep little ears warm! This pattern is super easy to customize in their favourite colors and patterns. It goes in the save file!


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