Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Children's Earflap Hat Pattern



This pattern has had a revamp and is now available as a free Ravelry download. (Ravelry membership is easy and free).


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chemo-earflap-hat



26 comments:

Sharonnz said...

Well done, Gabes!! Really looking forward to trying your pattern.

Amy said...

What an awesome idea. I will have to get texting.

awaywithwords said...

Gorgeous Gabes! Will be texting and knitting. Will be making the toddler one for Isabella though as her head is already 48cm at 9mo! Takes after her Daddy :) Minty

Julie said...

Beautiful hat Gabes and I am really sorry to read about your nephew :(

I am hosting a Big Morning Tea for Cure for Cancer here in Sydney and my girlfriends will knit Chemo Beanies for kids and adults and would like to use your pattern for the kids to be knit by us as donations... Let me know if that is okay with you... Light... Julie

sweetp said...

Hi Julie. I can't seem to find a way to contact you via your blog but yes that would be absolutely fine. Thank you for supporting the cause. Best wishes for your project, Gabes

Kimknits said...

not sure if my first comments came thru, so here goes, our knitting group wanted to make flap hats for our local cancer center, perfect for all. I will send picutres if able to. Keep up the great work.
Kim

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Jane said...

Thank you for the great pattern! I made it and posted the final product here: http://newmomnewbody.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-newest-knit-project-completed.html

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern! I made a cute hat for my son. I donated $8 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society instead because I didn't have to exchange the money. Hope your nephew is doing well. I posted a picture of the one I knitted on Ravelry (dmallory).

Debra

Sonja said...

Thanks for the pattern, I live in Australia and we have a little 3 year old girl, sister of one of our Kindergarten boys, who is very sick with leukamia. I will knit a hat for her from this pattern.

Anonymous said...

I found this pattern on Ravelry, and it has taken less than 24 hours to knit from start to finish! It is a present for my friend's 6month old, and I'm sure he will love it. The link you posted for the donations came up as 'Page Not Found', so I donated some money to the Teenage Cancer Trust in the UK. Hope your nephew is doing well, and thanks for the great pattern! x

Anonymous said...

The pattern is lovely Thank you.I have been making regular monthly donations to a cancer charity after losing two friends some years ago so hope this is ok.Regards Bernie

Anonymous said...

Hey :)
Thank you for a great pattern! it was easier then I first imagined and now both my children have a new lovely hats :)
Thanks to your notes, I measured the head circumference before i started (and realized my 2m and 15m old kids have a BIG head) which saved me much time and disappointments.
I just wander about one thing...
Why is this part important..
" Starting at earflap point pick up and knit 50 (55,65,70) stitches along cast on edge of the hat, ending at other earflap point. Cast off on next row." ??
Have a merry christmas and happy new year :)
Maya

Sweetp said...

Hi Maya. The part you mention makes a nice tidy edging around the face. You can see on the pink hat that I did this part in red yarn for contrast. Some people have done this with crochet. It just makes everything tidy and should stop any curling. It also gives you the option of doing a contrast edge/ties if you want and makes it a little easier to put the ties on I found.

Anonymous said...

Thank you !! :)))
Maya

Anonymous said...

This hat is beautiful! I have been trying to find a childrens hat like this. It really is a great idea to donate. When i went to donate it did'nt go through and it gave me a phone number to call. I am located in the US thats probably why it didnt work. So I ended up donating to St. Jude's children hospital. I do have one question, when you measure length of the hat from the earflap CO edge or the the main hat CO edge?
Thank you and I hope all is well with your nephew.

Sweetp said...

Measure from the CO edge of the hat not the earflap. Thanks for your donation to St. Judes. My nephew will be having his last chemo in March 2011. It will definitely be cause for celebration :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a lovely pattern. I texted twice to 336 Fight and FIGHT and the text came back thank you from the Red Cross Australian Flood Appeal?? They deducted $3x2. A great cause but mabye not the one you wanted. Will try another avenue. Thank you Rose Noble Naenae NZ

sweetp said...

I have altered the info about donation as the text option is no longer available in NZ.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pattern. We have a Cancer Clinic here where young and old go for treatment. There are volunteers who make blankets for every single patient. A bunch of us church women make squares by the dozens, and hand them in for the blankets. We also do Chemo Caps, a pattern that Bernat puts out.

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samantha pilling said...

My little boy is 5 year old and had surgery on his ears to repair his hearing on Dec 3rd 2012 and has to take a week of school till he's able to go back this pattern is exactly what I need to protect his ears from the cold now the snow and winter have truly set in. I am very sorry to hear about your nephew I will keep him in my thoughts xx

Anonymous said...

For decreasing the crown, when you say "continue in this way", what do you mean? I'm making the two year old hat.
"This way" as in Knit 8, knit 2 together across. purl. knit 7, knit 2 together across. purl.
And then repeat? Which repeat? Knit 7, knit 2 together across? Or repeat that whole decrease section?

Please help, so confused!

Sweetp said...

It actually says "Continue in this way until last decrease row (all sizes) is K2tog across."

So you need to be doing less st between each decrease so eventually it is k0, k2tog.

so your next one is k6k2tog
then purl row
then k5 k2tog

The pattern you are repeating is 1 st less before the k2tog

Mee Hang said...

Decreasing my crown with k7 and k2 together are giving me garter stitches. Am I doing something wrong?