This hat for my husband was finished a while ago, I have been meaning to write a post about it for a long time.
It is based on a children’s hat pattern by Fibertrends – Ear Cozy Hat. I did the math to figure out how to make it in a larger adult size. It turned out really well and fits just about perfectly – it could stand to be a little bit longer so it comes down over his forehead a bit more. When I was figuring out how to make it a larger size I went with the same proportions for the length before starting decreasing for the top. I think with an adult head you need to make it longer before starting the decreases for the top. Next time I make it, I’ll add another half-inch before starting the top decreases. Instead of pulling all the stitches together at the top, I made a little I-Cord stem.
The wool I used to make this is Aurora Melange by Karabella Yarns, it is 100% Extrafine Merino Wool . It is a dream to work with – soft, springy and it just feels wonderful. It is also machine washable – always a plus for a hat.
My husband says he really likes the hat, it keeps his ears warm and doesn’t ride up on his head. Whenever he wears a regular stocking cap, the hat always tends to ride up on his head and his ears aren’t covered. I think it is much handier than the usual type of earflap hat that needs ties to hold the earflaps over the ears.
He wore the hat while he was cross country skiing over Christmas and said it kept his head and ears warm and wasn’t bulky and didn’t feel like it was going to fall off.
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