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Cool & Cozy: 24 Knit Earflap Hat Pattern Ideas

By: Julie DaMario, editor for AllFreeKnitting

Winter Warrior Earflap HatSometimes a regular knit hat pattern just doesn't cut it. For the days that are bitingly cold, you need a little something more than just a fitted skull cap or a slouchy beanie. You need something that's going to cover every inch of your head. You need a knit earflap hat pattern. Earflap hats are one of our favorite styles of hats because they're both effortlessly cool and insanely warm. Knit earflap hat patterns have that that outdoorsy vibe that has become pretty popular as of late. You'll find earflap hats in many popular fashion retailers today, so why not make your own? These ridiculously cozy knit hat patterns are perfect for the dreary weeks of January and February, but they're also a great way to accessorize on breezy spring and autumn days. We've rounded up some of our favorite knit earflap hat patterns for your stitching pleasure. From darling pint-sized designs for babies to trendy styles your granddaughter will love, you're sure to find a rustic-chic hat for every member of your family.

Cool & Cozy: 24 Knit Earflap Hat Pattern Ideas

Cool & Cozy: 24 Knit Earflap Hat Pattern Ideas
Knit Earflap Hat Pattern Ideas for Adults
Knit Earflap Hat Pattern Ideas for Kids
Knit Earflap Hat Pattern Ideas for Babies


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Knit Earflap Hat Pattern Ideas for Adults

Earflap hats are the latest "it" accessory for winter. Just check out any hip fashion retailer like Urban Outfitters or American Eagle, and you're sure to find at least one of these cozy noggin-huggers on a mannequin. It's hard not to like knit earflap hat patterns. These extremely cozy hats are both stylish and functional. Check out some of our favorite designs for teens and adults below.


Striped Earflap HatStriped Earflap Beanie

Rainbow Pippi Hat

North Shore Hat

Winter Warrior Earflap Hat

Enchanted Hills Hat

Short and Sweet Earflap Hat

Thick ‘n Quick Earflap Hat

Fair Isle Earflap Hat


Knit Earflap Hat Pattern Ideas for Kids

Knit earflap hats seem like they were made for kids. There's something about their whimsical outdoorsy nature that makes them perfect for adventurous little tykes. The imaginative knitting patterns below are full of color, pattern, and playfulness. We've included some animal-inspired designs for added fun, so be sure to check out all of these adorable knit earflap hat patterns before you start stitching.


Veronica Earflap HatAll in the Family Earflap Hat

Cuddly Critter Hat

Fox Earflap Beanie

Veronica Earflap Hat

Super Mario Hat

Pumpkin Pixie Hat

Cozy Hat


Knit Earflap Hat Pattern Ideas for Babies

Keep baby's ears nice and toasty with any one of these darling knit earflap hat patterns. These scaled-down versions are an adorable way to bundle up baby for the cold winter months ahead. You're sure to find a cute hat full of whimsy in the list below.


Happy Lined Trapper HatHappy Lined Trapper Hat

Tiny Earflap Hat

Cabled Toddler Hat

Hoo’s So Cute Hat

Baby Frog Hat

Bunny Hugs Baby Hat

Baby Jester Hat

Rock Candy Hat




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