This year for the hat knit along, I’ve been learning about the different styles of hats and the different ways to knit them. A hat can be knit (bottom up or top down) and then seamed or it can be knit seamlessly in the round (bottom up or top down). A hat can also be knit sideways and then seamed or grafted.
This month I learnt yet another way to knit a hat. I knit a hat with ear flaps and a combination of the seamed and seamless methods. In the pattern, 1898 Hat by Kristine Byrnes, the brim of the hat along with the ear flaps are knitted flat, seamed or grafted, stitches are then picked up and the rest of the hat is knitted in the round. I made the hat all garter stitch and added a pom pom.
This hat was knit with yarn left over from a pullover I knit a few years back and is mentioned here.
Keep warm with ear flap hats and happy knitting!