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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Petite Purls | Earflap Hat

 Photo by Brandy Fortune // Image source Petite Purls

Some time ago I submitted a design idea to Petite Purls. It was accepted for the Back to Basics series and I was beyond thrilled. My designs are often very basic, I like to use a simple idea and work towards a clearly written pattern and a garment that fits well. A classic piece is one that you might knit over and over again, each time learning something new about it's construction, each time making changes to suite the wearer. 

Photo by Brandy Fortune // Image source Petite Purls

Earflap hats are all Elsie has ever worn. She is a busy girl and has lots of energy, anything else would fall off during play. I really enjoy knitting this style from the top-down as it means no seaming or picking up stitches for the earflaps. It also makes it incredibly easy to customize the length and circumference.

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I did!

Happy Knitting!

10 comments:

  1. <3! It's amazing! Sweet and simple, perfect. I know a momma with a baby due in December, this would be a great gift. :)

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  2. You've done it again! a must-make, must-have. Love it.

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  3. love this! owen is a fan of the earflap hats too... wee! xo

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  4. This hat is just divine. I'm due in the beginning of December and this will be just perfect for our little guy. Thank you so much!

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  5. Get out of town! This is so cute. I'm super fair (though now I am freckled like crazy) and didn't get much hair 'til I was three, neither did my red-headed niece, so my mum was always putting hats on me, but I hated them. Maybe if they had been lovely and soft like this instead of, y'know, '80s hats.

    Bookmarked for future reference! Thanks!

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  6. So cute! Can't wait to knit this one!

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  7. This is super sweet :) Nice pattern!

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  8. Love this! I'm definitely making one for my newborn niece!

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  10. Starting one today in pollen...thank you so much for this pattern, Jane! Be well...xo

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