Reynolds Lopi Icelandic Wool
Main Color (MC) 1 skein
Contrasting Color (CC) 1 skein (lots left over)
16” Circular needles (and double points) size 10
Crochet hook Size G / 6
7 sts. = 2”, 19 rounds = 4”
Ear flaps are worked back and forth in rows. Cap is worked in the round. When working with more than one color, carry color not in use loosely at back of work being careful to maintain gauge.
Make 2. With MC cast on 5 sts. Increase 1 st each side on RS row 6 times starting with Row 3 and last inc will be row 13 – (17 sts.) Work even until 18 rows completed . Leave on needles.
With MC cast on 7 sts, k 17 ear flap sts, cast on 24 sts, k 17 ear flap sts , cast on 7 sts – 72 sts. Place marker. K2, P2 rib for 5 rounds. Follow chart for a total of 6 repeats. When done with chart, work 5 rounds in MC.
Round 1: [K2 tog, K10] 6 times. Round 2 and all even rounds: K. Round 3: [K2 tog, K9] 6 times. Round 5: [K2 tog, K8] 6 times. Continue in this manner working 1 st less between decs on every dec row until 6 sts remain. Break off MC Leaving a long strand of yarn.
Weave strand of yarn through top 6 sts and pull tight. Tack down on wrong side. Weave in any loose ends. With Crochet hook, starting at center st of ear flap, make single chain ~ 12” long. Or make a braid of yarn using 3 – 6 strands.