his gorgeous hat with earflaps and hanging plaits is crocheted in two chunky acrylic yarns in a pattern of my own devising. A row of cream is followed by a row of dark red and the next row alternates the two colours stitch by stitch.
I have crocheted it in such a way as to ensure there are no loops as you get in knitting alternate colours.
The hat continues down into ear flaps with the same pattern and the entire hat is finished around the edge in alternate colours. The ends of the ear flaps go down into a plait with both colours.