Yarn used: 1 skein Mountain Colors 3ply Montana Wool in Blue Sky or 3 oz. bulky wool. Leftover Rowan chenille in Mustard.
Note: Begin each row with knit 1 through back loop and end each with slip 1 with yarn forward.
Cast on 27 sts with 10.5 needles.
Row 1: Knit 2, purl 1. Repeat to end. Turn.
Row 2: Knit 1, purl 2. Repeat to end. Turn.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 14 inches. Change to size 8 needles and continue in pattern for a total of 20 inches. Bind off in pattern.
With size 10.5 needles and right side facing, pick and knit 48 stitches along selvage edge.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: Purl.
Row 2: [K 4, k2tog] 8 times.
Row 4: [K 3, k2tog] 8 times.
Row 6: [ K 2, k2tog] 8 times.
Row 8: [K 1, k2tog] 8 times.
Row 10: K2tog 8 times.
Cut yarn leaving about 24″. With a darning needle, weave through the 8 stitches, then sew the seam together.
With wrong side facing, pick up and knit 8 stitches, 4 on either side of the seam.
Row 1: K 1 through the back loop, k 6, k1tbl.
Row 2: Slip1, p 6, slip1.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 6 inches. Bind off and leave 12″. Sew end to top rib.
Make flower and tack to band going through hat for stability.
With size 8 needles, cast on 222 stitches.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Knit 2, [k1, return to left hand needle, pass next 8 stitches over the knit stitch, going from left to right, reknit 1st stitch, (9 stitches become 1 stitch), k2] repeat to end. 62 stitches.
Row 3: K 54, wrap next stitch and turn.
Row 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16: Knit.
Row 5: K46, wrap and turn.
Row 7: K38, wrap and turn.
Row 9: K30, wrap and turn.
Row 11: K22, wrap and turn.
Row 13: K 14, wrap and turn.
Row 15: K6, wrap and turn.
Row 16: Knit.
Cut yarn, leaving about 12″ and thread through stitches. Pull tightly and help flower into a circle.
Tack down with a few stitches. Sew to cloche.
Put it on and admire yourself in the mirror. It is a great ear warmer for cold windy weather.
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