Baby/Kids’ Earflap Hat

newborn size

Of all of the things I’ve ever made, the project that gets the most compliments, hands down, are the earflap hats that I knit for my daughters. Everywhere we go it seems, people rave about how cute they are. I’ve also noticed that I get a ton of blog traffic from people who are looking for a baby/kids’ earflap hat pattern. It didn’t take much dinking to convert the adult pattern I use to kids’ sizes, in fact I’ve done it for a lot of people, I’d just never written it all up.

What follows is a version for DK weight yarn — I’ll eventually get a worsted version up too.


Size: Newborn (Infant, Li’l Kid)
(These are roughly 14″, 16″, and 18″ around, for heads a wee bit larger than those measurements.)


  • about 50g of DK weight yarn (I used KnitPicks Merino Style — less than one skein…

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