Monday, December 20, 2010

Knitted Bomber Hat

The bomber hat with a feminine touch!

Directions are for Size 16" circumference; changes for Sizes 18" and 20" are in parentheses.

MODA DEA® "Tweedle Dee™": 1 Ball No. 8911 Blue Heather.
Knitting Needles: 6mm [US 10].
Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
Stitch markers, yarn needle.

GAUGE: 15 sts = 4"; 20 rows = 4" in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

EARFLAPS (Make 2): Cast on 3 (3, 5) sts. Work in Garter st (K each row), inc 1 st each end of every other row until there are 15 (15, 17) sts. Put sts on a holder. Fasten off yarn. Make second earflap – DO NOT FASTEN OFF. Continue as follows: With sts of second earflap on needle, cast on 3 (5, 7) sts. K across these sts and next 15 (15, 17) sts of earflap, turn and cast on 17 (21, 25) sts, turn and K15 (15, 17) sts across sts on holder for first earflap, turn and cast on 3 (5, 7) sts – 53 (61, 73) sts. K 5 (7, 9) rows.
Now work in St st, begin K row, until 4 (5, 6)" from beg, end P row.

Shape Top: [K2tog, K9 (11, 14) sts, K2tog tbl, place marker on needle] 4 times, K1.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: [K2tog, K to 2 sts before marker, K2tog tbl] 4 times, K1.
Rep last 2 rows until 13 sts remain. Cut yarn, leaving long end for sewing. Weave through remaining sts, draw up tightly and fasten securely. Sew back seam.

Edging and Ties: With right side facing and crochet hook, attach yarn at center back seam; ch 1, sl st across back section and earflap to center point of earflap, ch 31 (41, 51); turn; sl st in each ch across; sl st into last st of earflap, sl st around front and down to point of next earflap, ch 31 (41, 51); turn; sl st in each ch across; sl st into last st of earflap, sl st to back seam; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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