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Axis Earflap Hat

Axis Earflap Hat

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Introduction: Axis is a chunky earflap hat knit in one piece from earflap to earflap. The shaping is done off a central axis creating a comfortable curve and beautiful texture. Axis also features a pom pom; a whimsical addition that is perfect for odd scraps of yarn, and long chained ties to keep this warm, easy to wear and easy to care for hat in place. This hat was an instant favorite with my little ones and I’m sure it will be with yours, too.

Finished Size 
About 18(19.5,21)” head circumference.
For infant sizes (3m, 6m, 12m) Use #5 Bulky yarn and corresponding needles and follow patt as written.

Yarn 
Super Bulky (#6 Super Bulky). 
Shown here: MC Lion Brand Thick & Quick, 20% Wool, 80% Acrylic; 98 m/ 108 yds 170 gram skein): 1 skein. 
Additionally, scrap yarn in any color for axis line (sport, dk, or worsted will work best), and scrap yarn in any color for pom pom.

Needles 
Size 13 (9 mm): 16” (cir) to accommodate a large number of stitches. 
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions 
Tapestry needle, Crochet Hook Size J for axis line; Crochet Hook Size M for ties.

Gauge 
9 sts/12 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st worked in rows.

Notes 
The axis line will be worked in Stockinette st, and is highlighted in red throughout the pattern. It will also be referred to as the “center stitch”.
All slipped stitches will be slipped purl-wise.