How To Knit a Mohawk Hat with Ear Flaps

A Mohawk hat with ear flaps makes an original and stylish piece of head gear. If you are an avid knitter who loves to collect every hat there is, a Mohawk hat with ear flaps is a good addition to your wonderful assortment of hand-knit goods.

Here are the steps to help you make your very own adult sized-Mohawk hat with ear flaps.

Materials needed. You will need a skein of fleece yarn, a set of US#10 ¾  7 mm. double-pointed needles, 1 US# 10 ¾ 7 mm. circular needle (16 inches long), 4 stitch markers and a rug hook to add your Mohawk.

Gauge. The gauge that you will be following for this particular project is 12 stitches and 16 rows per 4 inches that is equivalent to 3 stitches and 4 rows per inch in stockinette stitches.

Ear flaps pattern.
Follow these steps to make the ear flaps:

  • Start by casting on 3 stitches using your double-pointed needles.
  • For 1st row:  Purl entire row.
  • For 2nd row:  Knit 1, Make 1, Knit 1, Make 1, Knit 1. 5 stitches
  • For 3rd row:  Purl entire row.
  • For 4th row:  Knit 1, Make 1, Knit 3, Make 1, Knit 1. 7 stitches.
  • For 5th row:  Purl entire row.
  • For 6th row:  Knit 1, Make 1, Knit 5, Make 1, Knit 1. 9 stitches.
  • For 7th row:  Purl entire row.
  • For 8th row:  Knit 1, Make 1, Knit 7, Make 1, Knit 1. 11 stitches.
  • For 9th row:  Purl entire row.
  • For 10th row:  Knit 1, Make 1, Knit 9, Make 1, Knit 1. 13 stitches.
  • For 11th row:  Purl entire row.
  • For 12th row:  Knit 1, Make 1, Knit 11, Make 1, Knit 1. 15 stitches.
  • For 13th row:  Purl entire row.
  • For 14th row:  Knit entire row.
  • For 15th row:  Purl entire row.
  • Cut your yarn and leave stitches on your double-pointed needle. Set aside.
  • Make 2 patterns.

Hat pattern. To make your hat pattern, follow these steps:

  • Use your circular needle and cast on 6 stitches.
  • Knit across the first flap. 15 stitches.
  • Cast on 22 stitches
  • Knit across the second flap. 15 stitches.
  • Cast on 6 stitches and put a marker.
  • Join in round by knitting the first stitch tightly to prevent any gaps between the first and last stitches in the round. Be careful not twist the stitches by making sure that all your stitches are facing the same direction before you make your join.
  • Continue to knit 21 rows in stockinette stitches.

Crown-shaping. Follow these steps to shape the crown of your hat:

  • For 22nd row:  Knit 1, Knit 2 together, K11, Knit 2 together and put marker. Repeat procedure thrice. 56 stitches remaining.
  • For 23rd row:  Knit entire row.
  • For 24th row:  Knit 1, Knit 2 together, K9, Knit 2 together. Repeat procedure thrice. 48 stitches remaining.
  • For 25th row:  Knit entire row.
  • For 26th row:  Knit 1, Knit 2 together, K7, Knit 2 together. Repeat procedure thrice. 40 stitches remaining.
  • For 27th row:  Knit entire row.
  • For 28th row:  Knit 1, Knit 2 together, K5, Knit 2 together. Repeat procedure thrice. 32 stitches remaining.
  • For 29th row:  Knit entire row.
  • For 30th row:  Knit 1, Knit 2 together, K3, Knit 2 together. Repeat procedure thrice. 24 stitches remaining.
  • For 31st row:  Knit 1, Knit 2 together. Repeat procedure until the end of the row. 16 stitches remaining.
  • For 32nd row:  Knit 2 together and repeat procedure until 8 stitches remain.
  • Leave a long trail and then cut your yarn. Thread the yarn using your yarn needle and weave it through the live stitches and slide them off carefully as you go. Pull it tightly to make the top of your hat. Finish it off by weaving in the ends.

Mohawk. To attach Mohawk, use a rug hook and knot about a 4-inch long yarn on the middle part of your hat. Decide what width you want your Mohawk band to have and adjust wideness or thinness accordingly.


Your Mohawk hat with ear flaps is now complete!  Wear it now and impress your family and friends with your cool sense of style.

 

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