IgglePiggle Toddler Hat

Size: Toddler 2-3yrs

Materials:

50g of DK yarn, I used Baby acrylic.
16″ circular needle and 4 or 5 dpns for when knitting gets too small for the needle. I used size 4mm
stitch marker
Tapestry/wool needle

Ear Flaps
With 2 dpns CO 7 stitches.
Row 1: K1, P to last stitch, K1.
Row 2: K1, Kfb, K to last 2 stitches, Kfb, K1.
Repeat these two rows until there are 15 stitches on the needles.

Knit straight until piece measures 2.75″
Cut yarn, leave the earflap on its DPN.
Repeat for second ear flap.

Hat
Using a cable cast on, CO 14 stitches on the circular needle. Knit the 15 stitches from first ear flap, then CO 30 stitches. K15 from second ear flap, then CO 14

Join, being careful not to twist stitches, place marker and begin knitting in the round. As you knit around this first row, you’ll notice four gaps, on either side of each ear flap. When you get to those, K2tog to close them up. At the end of the round, you should have 84 sts on the needles.

Continue knitting all rounds until hat measures 4″ from the cast-on row.
Begin the decreases as follows, switching to DPNs

(Decrease) Row 1: *K10 K2tog*
Row 2: K all sts
(Decrease) row 3: *K9 K2tog*
Row 4: K all sts
(Decrease) row 5: *K8 K2tog*
Row 6: K all sts

Decrease in this manner until there are 35 sts on the needles.
Then decrease in the same manner, omitting the knit rows, until there are 7 sts remaining.
Pull yarn through the last 7 sts with a tapestry needle, pull through to inside and weave in ends.

To make tassels:

Take some red yarn, I have used 4ply acrylic, and wrap around 3 fingers, with a tapestry needle, secure at the base of tassel by winding yarn around.

Make 4 in this way, descending in size and attach to the top of the hat.

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