Earflap hat patterns are so very useful in many ways. For one thing, of course, they keep your ears nice and warm when the weather is especially chilly. For another, they help keep your hat on your head, especially when the hat in question has ties situated at the ends of the earflaps. And, finally, they’re just plain cute! Earflap hat patterns are the third-most popular type of hat pattern listed on Ravelry, so I thought it was only fitting to take a look at the best of the best: the most popular free earflap hat patterns found online. As always, many thanks to Ravelry’s wonderful pattern browser!
Popular Free Earflap Hat Patterns
Thorpe: Named after Jim Thorpe’s football helmet, this earflap hat comes in two variations, solid and stranded. Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap: Once you get a look at it, you’ll agree that it was well-named! This pattern was originally written in Norwegian, but the author was kind enough to have a friend translate it into English and place it on her blog. I Heart Cables: Here’s another precious baby/child earflap hat with cables. Norwegian Star Earflap Hat: Norwegians must have a special fondness for earflap hats! (I hear it can get pretty cold there.) This hat is available in both child and adult sizes and features a gorgeous star design. Official Kittyville Hat: This is just what it sounds like: an earflap hat with cat-like ears. This one might be my favorite. I really want to knit it someday! Cunning Jayne Hat: This stylish hat is named after a hat worn by the character Jayne Cobb in the “Firefly” episode titled “The Message.” My Mohawk Hat: This is the other earflap in the running for my favorite. Again, just what it sounds like: a hat with a Mohawk. Perfect for anyone who wants to wear a Mohawk without actually having to shave the sides of your head! Try any of these charming earflap hat patterns for a hat that is as stylish as it is functional!