When I sat down make boutique hats for Averyboo Arts Creativity Center for Kids in Long Beach, CA, I thought about the ways I could expand on the basic ear flap design that children love to wear. I love using buttons for their function and form, and here I decided to give them a purpose and make the ear flaps detachable. The result, when worked in one of the many awesome self striping yarns out there, is a truly fun and unique hat.
I’ve made dozens of these – they are addicting!
Lyon Hat: FREE
YARN (Each hat requires 2 skeins of one color)
• Noro Kureyon
• Crystal Palace Yarns Mochi Plus
• di.Ve’ Teseo
• Patons SWS
Tips For This Project:
• Use two smaller double-point needles (size 6 recommended) when working I-cord for tighter and neater-looking finished results.
• Larger buttons can be used by attaching them to the earflaps through the buttonholes in the ribbing (though the earflaps will no longer be detachable).