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Winterberry Earflap Hat

I really love knitting cables and patterns with crossed stitches. I also love knitting hats with earflaps. They always look so stylish and cozy as well as keep you warm during cold and windy days. Especially I love knitting this type of hats for my little daughter. So, today I would like to show my latest design – Winterberry Earflap Hat

The hat is knitted with honey comp pattern for the central part of the hat and beautiful cables for the earflaps. It also has textured forehead band.

I used Lana Grossa Bingo merino wool yarn in pretty pink colour to knit my Winterberry Earflap Hat. This aran weight yarn is really soft and beautiful and it looks so great in the finished item. There is only one small negative point about this yarn - it splits quite often when working on patterns with crossed stitches.

I wrote a knitting pattern for this hat which is available from my pattern stores:


  1. I purchased the pattern from Mary Maxim and I am having a problem with the ribbing. I work the stitches as stated and it does not look anything like ribbing or what is shown in the photo. Has there been any change to the pattern?

    The ribbing pattern states yarn overs, knitting 2 together and slipping a stitch on all rows. Is this correct?

    Thank you

    Nancy Brasells

    1. Dear Nancy,
      Thank you for getting in touch.
      The instruction for ribbing is correct. This is brioche ribbing. So it is very important to follow the instruction for it as written in the pattern.
      I've just sent you photo-tutorial for this stitch to your e-mail.