Voilà: Auricle Beanie

Second pattern released this month. I feel a bit like author Georges Simenon who famously put a fresh piece of paper in his typewriter to start another novel the moment he pulled out the last piece of paper from his finished novel.

I would, of course, like to feel more like the author J.K. Rowling who sells about 5,000 books per minute when a new one is released.

Maybe I should write books.

Pattern Details: Auricle Beanie

Available for purchase on Ravelry and Craftsy.

There was a cold knitter uneasy
Because earflaps made her quite queasy
“Shaping flaps is so fiddly,
“Mid-row cast-ons so beastly,
“But this beanie’s just easy peasy!”

Keep your auricles stylishly warm with this garter rib beanie worked all in one piece. Strategic increases and decreases create a whorled rib pattern that dips down over the ears creating a subtle earflap. In other words, an earflap hat that doesn’t require three separate pieces and mid-row cast-ons.


  • Written and charted instructions
  • Sizing options

Working in the round, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing.

Circumference: 17.5”/44.5cm, unstretched; 20”/51cm stretched
Height, measured from center crown: to front/back: 7”/17.75cm, to bottom of earflap: 8”/20.5cm.

Knit Picks Paragon Sport Weight (50% fine merino wool, 25% baby alpaca, 25% mulberry silk; 123yd/112m; 50g), Ash; 2 skeins. Hat uses about 136yd (55g).

1 16” US 5/3.75mm circular needle
1 set US 5/3.75mm DPNs

Stitch markers, one in a different color to mark BOR; yarn needle.

22 sts/39 rows = 4”/10cm in garter rib patt, blocked and relaxed.

To Ponder: As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. |-Henry David Thoreau-|


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