Linden is a traditional earflap hat that’s quick to knit and perfect for kids of all ages. Imagine how adorable your little ones will look in this charming design.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Newborn (Baby, Toddler), Finished Size 15.75 (18, 20.25)” / [40 (45.5, 51.5) cm].
Shown in size 18” / [44.5 cm]
Gauge: 17 sts and 24 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in K1, P1 Ribbing, worked in the rnd.
Yarn: Berroco Remix (100% Recycled Fibers; 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen; 216 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): 3930 Smoke (1 (1, 1) ball)
Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular, US size 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs
Notions: Markers, tapestry needle
This hat is worked in the round from the lower edge to the top point. Stitches are decreased on every other row from the CO to the top, decreasing evenly all the way up.
An attached I-Cord is worked from point to point along the CO edge of the hat, then stitches for the ties are picked up from the tips of each point and I-Cords are knit.
With circular needle, CO 88 (100, 112) sts. Pm for beg of rnd and join to work in the rnd.
Establish Ribbing: [P1, k1] 22 (25, 28) times, pm for side, [p1, k1] 22 (25, 28) times to end.
Note: Change to DPNs when sts no longer fit comfortably on circular needle.
Dec Rnd: *Work in ribbing as est to 2 sts before m, slip 2 sts together knitwise, remove m, knit next st then pass the 2 slipped sts over the knit st, replace m; rep from * once more. (4 sts dec’d)
Work 1 rnd even, working sts in ribbing as they appear.
Rep the last 2 rnds 20 (23, 26) more times. (4 sts rem)
Cont working rem 4 sts as an I-Cord for 3” / [7.5 cm].
Last Rnd: [K2tog] 2 times. Cut yarn and draw tail through the rem sts.
Attached I-Cord Trim
With RS facing and DPNs, CO 2 sts, then beg at one lower point, pick up and knit 2 sts. (4 sts)
Row 1: *With RS still facing, slide sts to other end of DPN, then k2, ssk, pick up and knit 1 st from the next CO st of the hat; rep from * across one half of the hat to the other point.
BO all sts on the last row.
Rep for the second side of the hat.
With DPN, pick up and knit 4 sts from BO and CO edges of Attached I-cord Trim at one point.
Dec Rnd: Slide sts to other end of DPN, k2tog, k2. (3 sts rem)
Cont working I-cord until tie meas 8” / [20.5 cm] from pick-up row.
BO all sts.
Rep for the other side.
Block piece to measurements.