Posts Tagged 'earflaps'

Hats 170-173: Allergicked

Four striped hats, two with bobbles and one with earflaps, clustered around the base of a lamp.


This isn’t a lazy photo. Ono. I worked really hard to get them all to stay on the base of this lamp, and I even spent 4 hours on a train today coming back from seeing my family for a few days. I managed to knit a hat most days, but I am one behind. So I hope to get two done tomorrow and be up to date.

I am so sneezy! My parents have 4 cats, and they’re all super chubby and allergic-making, so anti-histamines just don’t cut it. 😦 My flat is such a relief, because of the bald carpets and lino and leather sofas – minimal cat hair. Rosa doesn’t seem to be as allergicking as those family cats, either. Phew!

Very Exclusive Item

Green and orange striped hat with matching bobble, blue fringe and purple ear-flaps

Classy; it's modeled on a bottle of cheap cider to emphasise the futility of capitalism.

I first met Roger in Milan, darling, at a fashion show that he was hosting. At the time he was just starting out, and now he’s so fabulous that he has to avoid the public eye at all costs. Last time he went to a show the paparazzi turned up and two guests died in the rush of fans. To avoid further fatalities, he had to get plastic surgery so that he wouldn’t get mobbed. Obviously I can’t show a photo of his current appearance, but you’ll surely recognise his previous visage.

Anyway, he was kind enough to design this beautiful piece for me, and dedicated fans will recognise his style. We have fluorescent orange and green stripes, with a blue/yellow/purple fringe and matching purple earflaps. The green and orange bobble accents the overall look, I think.

This is actually Edna Mode from "The Incredibles", in   case you have that tip-of-the-tongue thing going on.

Don't bother looking for him, he doesn't look like this any more

He’s keeping it for his egg, which is why it doesn’t count towards the final 365, but I feel privileged to have made such an exclusive item. Ta, Rog. 😀

Hats 113 and 114: Live Long and Prosper

It's just 'cos I thought it'd show off the earflaps best, really...

And there we have it, I am up to date with the hat-knitting!

I love the yarn in the one on the left, it was random-act-of-kindness yarn, but I’ve run out. I also used up the last of that yummy Sirdar Country Style DK on that stripe.

I have no idea what the yarn is for the hat on the right, but it’s got lovely stitch definition and it’d make lovely baby clothes.

Back to reading now – I’m having a whooshy head day, and reading helps distract me from feeling like I’m falling over when I’m still sat down!

Hats 109 and 110: Pushy

One with ear flaps, one with a bobble

Observe how the hippie turns an unwanted disk from a plug-and-play tech into a coaster.

Yesterday was a Big Day. Sir Kirsty was hear to witness some of it. First of all, in the morning I asked @innocentdrinks to promote my blog. They did, and over the course of the day I got nearly 400 hits! Woo. 😀 Below is a little graph of the hits, compared to other days.

Under 50 for every day except yesterday, when it went up to 375 views!

Back down again today, I notice. 😛

Also, I made these two hats, one with earflaps. Kirsty picked the colours for both, and insisted on earflaps. She’s so pushy!

And finally, I got some awesome earthy woolly goodness through the post from the gorgeous Jae, who has done some lovely things for me in the past. She is lovely; if you see her in the street (she’s oop North), give her a cuddle from me.

5 balls and one cone of yarn! And a very sweet note. :)

I particularly like the look of the stuff on the cone. 🙂

Hat 56: Gharstly

Purple and turquoisey blue, with a bobble and earflaps

Clutter cunningly hidden behind giant knitting

So named because Joe was going on about Pokemon or some such at the time and commented on how nasty the colours were together. I kind of like the combination. Not that I would wear it, but I still like it.

In this photo, you can see the giant knitting I did on broom handles with strips of fabric for my one hour on the Fourth Plinth for One and Other.

I can’t believe that this one is the first I’ve done with earflaps! I did loads during my first year. So, I think this calls for a pattern.

ETA: So I have to do four tomorrow now. 🙂


Knit your usual hat.

Pick up 6 stitches from your cast-on row. The hat will be upside down, with the outside/right side facing you.

Row 1: Knit 6. Turn the work.

Row 2: Purl 6. Turn the work.

Rows 3 – 6: Repeat rows 1-2.

Row 7: Knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together. (4 stitches remaining.)

Row 8: Purl 1, purl 2 together, purl 1. (3 stitches remaining.)

Rows 9 – 22: I-cord (YouTube link). Knit 3, slide stitches to the other end of your circular or double-pointed needle. Repeat.

Row 23: Pull the yarn through really far on each stitch so you end up with really big loops.

Cut a long tail. Hold all the looooong stitches and the tail in one hand and tie a single overhand knot. Pull it tight and cut the loops. Trim to taste.

The second flap should not be exactly opposite the first – most hats have earflaps slightly toward the back of the hat. (Perhaps this is too much attention to detail, but to me it just looks a bit wrong if the flaps are exactly opposite.)

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