Baby it’s cold outside

Yes, it may be cold outside, but it’s a great excuse to wear lots of knitted layers!

Hats are a great way to add colour to an outfit and bring cheer to a dull day. They are suitable for all ages and they can make a perfect knitted gift.

My latest hat project was this baby hat, made in Katia Merino Baby, which is 100% merino 4 ply.


Garter Earflap Hat

The pattern is Garter Earflap by Purl Bee, and is a free pattern on their website, in a variety of sizes from baby to adult. I used 2 strands of the 4 ply, and it worked well, creating a soft and squashy fabric.

Although garter stitch is usually “knit every row”, this little hat is knitted “in the round”, which means that alternate rounds have to be purled to create the garter ridge.


Garter stitch ridges

The pattern includes a link to the instructions for the cute little tassel too!


Cute little tassel

Have you knitted a hat recently? What did you make? I’d love to hear all about it!



About yarnsmithery

Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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6 Responses to Baby it’s cold outside

  1. And what a perfect gift it is indeed! Thank you very much! The wool is so nice and soft and warm but light! We love it! And the chocolate that came with it! 🙂

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  2. catterel says:

    Who needs a grapevine when there’s Yarnsmithery! I love this little hat, too!

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