Scrappy Flapper

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Hat Description

Scrappy Flapper is a top down earflap Hat in stocking stitch, worked in the round. It comes with two crown versions – fitted crown and pixie crown.

 

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Yarn

100g of DK, 4ply or Aran weight yarns – hold 4ply+DK together to achieve gauge

 

Needles & Notions

Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
3.5mm crochet hook
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

 

Sample Details

Shown in size 23in/58.5cm on model with 23in/58.5cm circumference head

 

Note

This pattern is designed to use up stash oddments. To obtain gauge, knit a strand of DK & 4ply together, or use any Aran or worsted weight yarn on it’s own.

 

Gauge

18 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.

 

Sizes

To fit size: 20 [22, 23] in/ 50.75 [56, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 18.5 [20, 21.5] in/ 47 [50.75, 54.5] cm

Not sure which size to make? Check my handy size and measuring guide!

 

Skills Required

Circular Cast-on
Knitting in the round
Increases and Decreases
Standard Bind-off
Draw-through Bind-off
Blocking a Hand Knit Hat

 

Abbreviations

K: knit
P: purl
rpt: repeat
R/rnd(s): rounds
st(s): stitch(es)
M1: pick up the horizontal loop before the next stitch, place it onto the left needle & knit into the front of it
k2tog: knit next 2 sts together
SSK: slip next 2 sts knitwise, then knit these 2 sts together through the backs of the loops

Pixie Version To

Using Circular Cast-on method, cast on 6sts

Next rnd: knit all sts

Next rnd: Knit into the front & back of each st [12 sts]

Next rnd: knit all sts

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K1; rpt from * to end [18 sts]

Next rnd: knit all sts

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K2; rpt from * to end [24 sts]

Next rnd: knit all sts

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K3; rpt from * to end [30 sts]

Next rnd: knit all sts

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K4; rpt from * to end [36 sts]

Next rnd: knit all sts

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K5; rpt from * to end [42 sts]

Next rnd: knit all sts

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K6; rpt from * to end [48 sts]

Next rnd: knit all sts

Continue increasing in this fashion, increasing 6 sts every other round, until you have 84 [90, 96] sts

 

Regular version

Using Circular Cast-on method, cast on 6sts

Next rnd: knit all sts

Next rnd: Knit into the front & back of each st [12 sts]

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K1; rpt from * to end [18 sts]

(if you find on this row that picking up the loop for M1 is difficult, then increase the extra stitch by knitting into both the front and the back of the first stitch of the repeat. Picking up the loop will be easier in later rounds)

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K2; rpt from * to end [24 sts]

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K3; rpt from * to end [30 sts]

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K4; rpt from * to end [36 sts]

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K5; rpt from * to end [42 sts]

Next rnd: *K1, M1, K6; rpt from * to end [48 sts]

Continue increasing in this fashion, increasing 6 sts every round, until you have 84 [90, 96] sts

 

Body

Now work Stocking Stitch by knitting every round until work measures 4 [4.5, 5] inches/10 [11.5, 12.75] cm from last increase round, ending at start of round.

 

Earflaps

Next rnd: Cast off 12 [13, 14] sts, K 16 [17, 18] (1st ear-flap), cast off 28 [30, 32] sts, K16 [17, 18] (2nd ear-flap), cast off 12 [13, 14] sts.

Break yarn and fasten, then rejoin to 1st ear-flap.

Work 20 rows plain stockinette stitch for longer ear-flap version or 10 rows for short ear-flap version

Then work the following 2 rows until 2 [3, 2] sts remain then cast off.

Next row: Ssk, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog

Next row: Purl all sts

Rejoin yarn to right side of 2nd flap. Repeat to match 1st ear-flap.

Using a crochet hook and leftover yarn, work Uk-dc/US-sc all the way round the edge. This is optional but does give a much neater finish. Use a contrast yarn or one of the colours you have already used – your choice

 

Finishing

Weave in all ends. A gentle wash and blocking is required to help the increase lines settle in and lay flat.

(Mr Tom hated modelling for these Hats… you can tell, can’t you….)

There are a few of my older patterns that, for a variety of reasons, won’t be carried forward and revised or updated and hence won’t be part of the new catalogue. Rather than have these patterns disappear, I thought I’d make them free :).

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2 Comments

  1. Tracie

    Thank you!

    Reply
  2. Zonneke

    I think people have a love-or-hate relation towards chullos even more than towards pixies ….
    I believe any hat (no matter the shape) can look fantastic with great yarn (or plain miserable with poor yarn)
    If it's of any consolation to MrTom, my husband 'd dig both hats (above) deep in a shelve if I were to knit them for him 😉

    Reply

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