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Monday, 31 October 2011

Canadian Love Easy Ear-flap Toque

 Since winter could be here any day I decided this would be a great time to share the pattern for one of my most popular winter toques. Up here in Canada we appreciate a good, versatile, toque - which is probably why I end up making dozens of these each month. They also make great christmas gifts! I plan on stuffing one of these hats in everyone's stockings this year.





This pattern is in 9 sizes; 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years- 3-5 years, 6-12 years, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium and Adult Large. It is written in US terms. As usual, you may sell your finished products but you may not sell, copy or otherwise steal my pattern. If you would like to share my pattern, please link it! Thanks and happy hooking!

Gauge (hdc): 2 inches/5cm = 7 rows and 8 stitches.

You will need:

  • Worsted weight yarn
  • 5.00mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle to sew in ends
  • Scissors 
  • Tape measure


0-3 months

Magic Loop or Chain 3 and work in 3rd ch from hk
Rnd 1: 8hdc. sl st to join - 8 hdc
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st here or throughout pattern). Turn. 2hdc in each st around. sl st to join - 16 hdc
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st) 8 times. sl st to join - 24 hdc
Rnd 4: Ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 8 times. sl st to join - 32 hdc
Rnd 5: Ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 8 times sl st to join - 40 hdc
Rnd 6: Ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 8 times sl st to join - 48 hdc
Rnd 7: Ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 11  sts) 4 times  sl st to join  - 52 hdc
Rnd 8- 16: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st around.  sl st to join - 52 hdc
Row 17:  Ch 2, turn. Hdc in first st and next 11 sts. - 12 sts
Row 18: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog. - 10 sts
Row 19: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog. - 8 sts
Row 20: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog. - 6 sts
Row 21: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog. - 4 sts
Row 22: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog twice. - 2 sts

Finish off by chaining 1, cutting yarn and pulling the end through. Work in loose end.
Repeat Rows 17 - 22 for second ear-flap. There should be 19 free sts across front of hat and 9 free sts across the back of hat.

Go to bottom of page for instructions on Edging and Ties.


3-6 months

Magic Loop or Chain 3 and work in 3rd ch from hk
Rnd 1: 8hdc. sl st to join - 8 hdc
Rnd 2: ch 2 (does not count as st here or throughout pattern). Turn. 2hdc in each st around.  sl st to join  - 16 hdc
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st) 8 times  sl st to join  - 24 hdc
Rnd 4: ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 8 times  sl st to join - 32 hdc
Rnd 5: ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 8 times  sl st to join - 40 hdc
Rnd 6: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 8 times  sl st to join - 48 hdc
Rnd 7: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts) 8 times  sl st to join - 56 hdc
Rnd 8- 17: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st around.  sl st to join  - 56 hdc
Row 18:  Ch 2, turn. Hdc in first st and next 11 sts. - 12 sts
Row 19: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog. - 10 sts
Row 20: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog. - 8 sts
Row 21: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog. - 6 sts
Row 22: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog. - 4 sts
Row 23: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog twice. - 2 sts

Finish off by chaining 1, cutting yarn and pulling the end through. Work in loose end.
Repeat Rows 18 - 23 for second ear-flap. There should be 23 free sts across front of hat and 9 free sts across the back of hat.

Go to bottom of page for instructions on Edging and Ties.


6 -12 months

Magic Loop or Chain 3 and work in 3rd ch from hk
Rnd 1: 8hdc. sl st to join - 8 hdc
Rnd 2: ch 2 (does not count as st here or throughout pattern). Turn. 2hdc in each st around.  sl st to join  - 16 hdc
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st) 8 times  sl st to join - 24 hdc
Rnd 4: ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 8 times sl st to join  - 32 hdc
Rnd 5: ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 8 times  sl st to join  - 40 hdc
Rnd 6: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 8 times  sl st to join - 48 hdc
Rnd 7: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts) 8 times  sl st to join - 56 hdc
Rnd 8: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 13 sts) 4 times  sl st to join  - 60 hdc
Rnd 9- 19: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st around.  sl st to join  - 60 hdc
Row 20:  Ch 2, turn. Hdc in first st and next 11 sts. - 12 sts
Row 21: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog. - 10 sts
Row 22: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog. - 8 sts
Row 23: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog. - 6 sts
Row 24: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog. - 4 sts
Row 25: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog twice. - 2 sts

Finish off by chaining 1, cutting yarn and pulling the end through. Work in loose end.
Repeat Rows 20 - 25 for second ear-flap. There should be 27 free sts across front of hat and 9 free sts across the back of hat.

Go to bottom of page for instructions on Edging and Ties.


1-2 years

Magic Loop or Chain 3 and work in 3rd ch from hk
Rnd 1: 8hdc. sl st to join - 8 hdc
Rnd 2: ch 2 (does not count as st here or throughout pattern). Turn. 2hdc in each st around  sl st to join  - 16 hdc
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st) 8 times. sl st to join  - 24 hdc
Rnd 4: ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 32 hdc
Rnd 5: ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 40 hdc
Rnd 6: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 48 hdc
Rnd 7: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 56 hdc
Rnd 8: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 64 hdc
Rnd 9 - 21: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st around. sl st to join  - 64 hdc
Row 22: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in first st and next 13 sts. - 14 sts
Row 23: ch 2, turn. hdc2tog, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog - 12 sts
Row 24: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog. - 10 sts
Row 25: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog - 8 sts
Row 26: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog - 6 sts
Row 27: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog - 4 sts
Row 28: ch 2, turn, Hdc2tog twice - 2 sts
Finish off by chaining 1, cutting yarn and pulling the end through. Work in loose end.
Repeat Rows 22-28 for second ear-flap. There should be 27 free sts across front of hat and 9 free sts across the back of hat.

Go to bottom of page for instructions on Edging and Ties.



3 - 5 years

Magic Loop or Chain 3 and work in 3rd ch from hk
Rnd 1: 8hdc. sl st to join - 8 hdc
Rnd 2: ch 2 (does not count as st here or throughout pattern). Turn. 2hdc in each st around. sl st to join  - 16 hdc
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st) 8 times. sl st to join  - 24 hdc
Rnd 4: ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 32 hdc
Rnd 5: ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 40 hdc
Rnd 6: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 48 hdc
Rnd 7: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 56 hdc
Rnd 8: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 64 hdc
Rnd 9: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 15 sts) 4 times. sl st to join  - 68 hdc
Rnd 10 to 23: ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st around. sl st to join  - 68 hdc
Row 24: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in first st and next 15 sts. - 16 sts
Row 25: ch 2, turn. hdc2tog, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog - 14 sts
Row 26: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog. - 12 sts
Row 27: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog - 10 sts
Row 28: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog - 8 sts
Row 29: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog - 6 sts
Row 30: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog - 4 sts
Row 31: ch 2, turn, Hdc2tog twice - 2 sts
Finish off by chaining 1, cutting yarn and pulling the end through. Work in loose end.
Repeat Rows 24 - 31 for second earflap. There should be 26 free sts across front of hat and 10 free sts across the back of hat.

Go to bottom of page for instructions on Edging and Ties.



6 - 12 years

Magic Loop or Chain 3 and work in 3rd ch from hk
Rnd 1: 8hdc. sl st to join - 8 hdc
Rnd 2: ch 2 (does not count as st here or throughout pattern). Turn. 2hdc in each st around. sl st to join  - 16 hdc
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st) 8 times. sl st to join  - 24 hdc
Rnd 4: ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 32 hdc
Rnd 5: ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 40 hdc
Rnd 6: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 48 hdc
Rnd 7: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 56 hdc
Rnd 8: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 64 hdc
Rnd 9: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 7 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 72 hdc
Rnd 10 -25: ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st around. sl st to join  - 72 hdc
Row 26: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in first st and next 15 sts. - 16 sts
Row 27: Ch 2, turn. hdc2tog, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog. - 14 sts
Row 28: ch 2, turn. hdc2tog, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog - 12 sts
Row 29: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog. - 10 sts
Row 30: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog - 8 sts
Row 31: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog - 6 sts
Row 32: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog - 4 sts
Row 33: ch 2, turn, Hdc2tog twice - 2 sts
Finish off by chaining 1, cutting yarn and pulling the end through. Work in loose end.
Repeat Rows 26 - 33 for second earflap. There should be 30 free sts across front of hat and 10 free sts across the back of hat.


Go to bottom of page for instructions on Edging and Ties.




Teen/Adult Small
This size fits most teens and adult women

Magic Loop or Chain 3 and work in 3rd ch from hk
Rnd 1: 8hdc. sl st to join - 8 hdc
Rnd 2: ch 2 (does not count as st here or throughout pattern). Turn. 2hdc in each st around. sl st to join  - 16 hdc
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st) 8 times. sl st to join  - 24 hdc
Rnd 4: ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 32 hdc
Rnd 5: ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 40 hdc
Rnd 6: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 48 hdc
Rnd 7: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 56 hdc
Rnd 8: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 64 hdc
Rnd 9: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 7 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 72 hdc
Rnd 10: ch 2, turn.(2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 17 sts) 4 times. sl st to join  - 76 hdc
Rnd 11 - 27: ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st around. sl st to join . - 76 hdc
Row 28: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in first st and next 15 sts. - 16 sts
Row 29: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog - 14 sts
Row 30: ch 2, turn. hdc2tog, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog - 12 sts
Row 31: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog. - 10 sts
Row 32: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog - 8 sts
Row 33: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog - 6 sts
Row 34: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog - 4 sts
Row 35: ch 2, turn, Hdc2tog twice - 2 sts
Finish off by chaining 1, cutting yarn and pulling the end through. Work in loose end.
Repeat Rows 28 - 35 for second earflap. There should be 33 free sts across front of hat and 11 free sts across the back of hat.

Go to bottom of page for instructions on Edging and Ties.


Adult Medium
This size fits most adult men

Magic Loop or Chain 3 and work in 3rd ch from hk
Rnd 1: 8hdc. sl st to join - 8 hdc
Rnd 2: ch 2 (does not count as st here or throughout pattern). Turn. 2hdc in each st around. sl st to join  - 16 hdc
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st) 8 times. sl st to join  - 24 hdc
Rnd 4: ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 32 hdc
Rnd 5: ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 40 hdc
Rnd 6: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 48 hdc
Rnd 7: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 56 hdc
Rnd 8: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 64 hdc
Rnd 9: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 7 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 72 hdc
Rnd 10: ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 8 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 80 hdc
Rnd 11 - 29: ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st around. sl st to join  - 80 hdc
Row 30: ch 2, turn. Hdc in first st and next 17 sts - 18 hdc
Row 31: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 14 sts, hdc2tog. - 16 sts
Row 32: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog - 14 sts
Row 33: ch 2, turn. hdc2tog, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog - 12 sts
Row 34: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog. - 10 sts
Row 35: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog - 8 sts
Row 36: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog - 6 sts
Row 37: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog - 4 sts
Row 38: ch 2, turn, Hdc2tog twice - 2 sts

Finish off by chaining 1, cutting yarn and pulling the end through. Work in loose end.
Repeat Rows 30 - 38 for second earflap. There should be 33 free sts across front of hat and 11 free sts across the back of hat.

Go to bottom of page for instructions on Edging and Ties.


Adult Large
This size is for anyone who usually finds standard hat sizes are too small. 

Magic Loop or Chain 3 and work in 3rd ch from hk
Rnd 1: 8hdc. sl st to join - 8 hdc
Rnd 2: ch 2 (does not count as st here or throughout pattern). Turn. 2hdc in each st around. sl st to join  - 16 hdc
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st) 8 times. sl st to join  - 24 hdc
Rnd 4: ch 2, turn. (2hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 32 hdc
Rnd 5: ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 40 hdc
Rnd 6: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 48 hdc
Rnd 7: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 56 hdc
Rnd 8: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 64 hdc
Rnd 9: ch 2, turn (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 7 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 72 hdc
Rnd 10: ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 8 sts) 8 times. sl st to join  - 80 hdc
Rnd 11: Ch 2, turn. (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 19 sts) 4 times. sl st to join  - 84 hdc
Rnd 12 - 31: ch 2, turn. Hdc in each st around. sl st to join  - 84 hdc
Row 32: ch 2, turn. Hdc in first st and next 17 sts - 18 hdc
Row 33: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 14 sts, hdc2tog. - 16 sts
Row 34: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog - 14 sts
Row 35: ch 2, turn. hdc2tog, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog - 12 sts
Row 36: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog. - 10 sts
Row 37: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog - 8 sts
Row 38: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog - 6 sts
Row 39: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog - 4 sts
Row 40: ch 2, turn, Hdc2tog twice - 2 sts

Finish off by chaining 1, cutting yarn and pulling the end through. Work in loose end.
Repeat Rows 32 - 40 for second earflap. There should be 36 free sts across front of hat and 12 free sts across the back of hat.

Go to bottom of page for instructions on Edging and Ties.





Edging: Using a contrasting/accenting color, join to back of hat (around or near center is fine) sc in each st until you reach the first earflap. Work 2sc's into rows that end with ch-2's and 1sc into rows ending in hdc2tog. Keep the "2sc in first st, 1sc in next st" pattern going around ends of earflap (See chart below). Sc in each st across front of hat and repeat instructions for second earflap. Sc in remaining sts in back of hat and sl  st to join. Work in all remaining ends.

edging shown in red. 


Ties: Cut 12 pieces of yarn (18 for adult sizes) to about 26 -28 inches long. I started with the center-most looking stitch at the end of each earflap and then repeated for the stitches on either side. Using 2 strands of yarn (3 for adult sizes) - fold them in half and join them on using a slip knot (like you would on a latch-hook rug). You should have 3 sections on each side, containing 8 strands of yarn each. Braid the sections until you have about an inch left on the bottom. Knot the bottom and cut ends so they are even.





11 comments:

  1. I love the pattern and the fact that you include sizes from baby to adult. Thank you.

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  2. Are you supposed to slip stitch on each round? I would assume so because it wouldn't connect if you didn't. I am new to reading patterns and just wanted to make sure.

    Thanks!

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  3. Yes, you are supposed to slip stitch!! I can't believe I didn't write that in! I will fix it as soon as possible.

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  4. FANTASTIC!!! I can make matching caps for everyone on the family!!! Thanks!!!

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  5. I was wondering about the adult large pattern. It says in row 12 to do 1 hdc around and that it would equal 80 hdc, but in the row before it says you should end up with 84 hdc. which is it? can't wait to try the patterns!

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  6. It is 84 hdc, not 80, in the adult large pattern. I apologize for my typo! It has been fixed.

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  7. I am new to Crocheting but would love to try out this pattern! I;m wanting to make the adult medium, Is one skein of wool going to be enough?

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    1. It should be. I use worsted weight and have a fairly tight gauge and I usually use around 250 yards for the larger hats. I would say 350-400 yards is more than enough.

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    2. I should have mentioned it depends on the size of the skein. Some pure wool yarns come in skeins of 220 yards and that might not be quite enough.

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  8. What is the gauge for this pattern supposed to be? I tried out the pattern for 1-2 yrs and it fits me! I love the design of the hat, just want to make sure it's the right size, thanks!!

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    1. Oh goodness! Sorry about that. The stitches on mine are quite tight (my logic is smaller holes - warmer hat, I hope anyway). I will figure out the gauge today and edit the pattern tonight. VERY sorry for the inconvenience.

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