Innocent Smoothies Big Knit Hats - Norwegian

Norwegian Style Hat

White - Ear Flaps x 2
Using 3.25mm needles cast on 2 stitches
Row 1: K1, M1, K1
Row 2: P1, M1, P2
Row 3: K1, M1, K3
Row 4: P1, M1, P4
Row 5: K1, M1, K5
Continue in SS and work 4 rows.  Save on a spare needle.
Main Hat
Cast on 5 in white, knit across the 7 stitches on one ear flap.  If you are casting on using your thumb - you will need to use a darning needle to run your working yarn across the ear flap so you can use it for the next section.  Cast on 10 and then knit across the 7 stitches on the second ear flap, running your yarn across as before.  Cast on a final 5 stitches.  34 stitches in total.
Continue in stocking stitch for 4 rows in white and then 6 rows in contrast.
Row 11: (K2 in contrast, 1 in white) repeat to end
Row 12: P1 in white, (P1 in contrast, P2 tog in white) repeat to end
Row 13: (K1 in contrast, K1 in white) repeat to end
Row 14: (P1 in white, P1 in contrast) repeat to end
Row 15: K2 tog across row in contrast
Row 16: P2 tog across row in contrast
B & T tightly
Making up your hat:
Sew up the main seam at the back of the hat.
Sew in the white yarn at the top of the ear flap.
Use a darning needle to thread some contrasting yarn through the base of the earflap to leave two 'tail' ends.  Include the white cast on end and plait the 3 pieces of yarn to desired length.  To finish off simply knot the yarns together and cut off the excess.
Make a pom pom in a colour of your choice and sew to the top of the hat!