Juliet is our very own expert knitter (she's the lady who made this year's patterns for our new pattern booklet), and she sent us a pattern guide for this dear little lapland hat for you all to have a go at.
K - Knit
P - Purl
M1 - Make 1 make one stitch by picking up horizontal loop before next stitch and knitting into back of it.
St st - Stocking Stitch
Tog - Together
St - Stitches
Using two colours, (A & B), makes this hat look really fun. Try different colour combinations to match innocent smoothies.
Cast on 2 stitches in Colour A.
Row 1 - K1 M1 K1 (3st)
Row 2 - P1 M1 P2 (4st)
Row 3 - K1 M1 K3 (5st)
Row 4 - P1 M1 P4 (6st)
Continue in stocking stitch for 4 rows starting with a K row.
Keep each flap on a spare needle.
Row 1 - K6 stitches from first ear flap, cast on 10 stitches, K6 stitches from second ear flap. Cast on 6 stitches (28st).
Continue in st st for 3 more rows in colour A.
Change to colour B for 4 rows of st st.
Row 9 - (K2 in colour A, K2
Row 10 - (P2 in colour A, P2 in colour B) repeat until the end of the row.
Continue in colour B for 4 rows.
Row 15 - (K2tog K2) repeat until the end of the row (21st)
Row 16 - Purl
Row 17 - (K2tog K1) repeat until the end of the row (14st)
Row 18 - Purl
Row 19 - Knit
Row 20 - P2tog across all stitches (7st)
Row 21 - Knit
Row 22 - Purl
Row 23 - K2tog to last stitch K1 (4st)
Row 24 - P2tog twice. Pass 1st st over 2nd st and Fasten off.
To finish sew up and attach multi colour plaits to the top of hat and bottom of each earflap.