The Knitted Frau

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The Adelisa Earflap Hat (and my very first original pattern!)

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Whoops… Haven’t posted since November. Time flies!

Since then, I have (obviously) been knitting up a storm. I made some really nice Christmas presents, followed those up with some very nice birthday presents, then dove head first into baby presents. Times like these make me SO happy for my giant, growing family! I’ll never run out of people I love to knit for.

A few weeks ago, I was showing my grandmother a knitted hat that I designed for my brother. She is a fantastic knitter who knit every one of her grandkids a Christmas stocking (there are a lot of us), not to mention all of the sweaters, blankets, socks, and who-knows-what-else she knit over her lifetime for her kids and grandkids. Needless to say, I respect her opinion as a knitter. She is amazed that I can write my own patterns and make things up as I go along, which I do for the majority of my projects. After showing her the hat I designed, as well as some Christmas stockings I had designed for my newlywed sister and her husband, she encouraged me to start writing down my designs and publishing them.

I’ve been thinking lately that I should start writing my patterns down in a usable form, and her telling me to was the kick in the pants I needed. I had a few little ones lined up to knit hats for, so I looked back on some past baby hat notes, opened up Excel, got out my yarn stash and got writing. The result is the Adelisa Earflap Hat, which I absolutely adore. I’m lucky enough to have a 6 month old nephew, an 18 month old cousin, and a friends newborn on the way, so I could write all three sizes at once and have presents ready for all of them! Here are my three sizes:

Toddler

Toddler

Baby

Baby

Newborn

Newborn

I love how it came out, and had so much fun writing the pattern. The attached i-cord was time consuming, but I am so happy with the end result. I did not have a chance to take good pictures of the toddler wearing hers, but here is Del sporting the baby size.

Delly Bean

Delly Bean

If you, too, would like to knit the Adelisa, here is a PDF of the pattern!

The Adelisa Earflap Hat

This is my first time writing a pattern, and I was my own test knitter, so PLEASE let me know if you find any errors or if I have been unclear at all, anywhere. I would really appreciate the feedback.

Happy knitting!

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Author: Jessie Colleen

I am a gal in my mid-twenties living and knitting in upstate New York.

2 thoughts on “The Adelisa Earflap Hat (and my very first original pattern!)

  1. Ok, I have a question–when you say this: “Knitting in the color pattern established in the chart, *k2tog tbl directly after the
    marker, knit to 2 stitches before marker, k2tog.* Repeat 6 times until you have
    knit one entire round.
    Next round, knit in established color pattern. (This will make your last chevron
    look a little wonky, but it looks just fine in the end.)
    Repeat the last two rows”

    What does that look like for those knitting a solid hat?

    Thanks so much! LOVE LOVE LOVE this hat!

    • Hi Janet! I’m glad you love the hat. :)

      As long as you have placed your markers, you can ignore all the talk about color work. So, all you do for a decrease round is k2tog through the back loop right after the markers, k2tog right before the markers, repeat the whole way around, then knit one round plain.

      Happy knitting!

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