This is the new Knitwise Design earflap cap for babes, the Baby Triangles Hat. The garter stitch design is very forgiving of outlier pumpkin heads, but it comes in two sizes (newborn to 3 months, and 6 to 12 months). The triangles are a breeze to make and the construction of the hat makes for an interesting knit. My version is knit in Tosh Sport. The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.
Here’s another look at the hat, in the larger size, and showing the earflaps better. It’s worked here in Valley Yarns, Valley Superwash DK:
I have no baby handy to model this sweet thing, so I’ve pressed a knitted hippo into service so you can see the crown decreases. (The hippo is not at all happy about this and would only consent to modeling the hat if I agreed to not show his face).
I know, you want to see it on a baby, not on a hippo. Linda, of Knitwise Design, has kindly given permission for me to reprint her pattern photo. Much better than on a hippo, don’t you think?
This is a pint-sized, ear-flapped hat, reminiscent of Knitwise Design’s Fun with Triangles Hat.