I had an ear-flap hat design rolling around in my brain over the holidays and did a test knit using up remnant yarn i had lying around. I will be starting another to lock the pattern down but I like how it turned out as so did the youngest spawn o my loins. Its knit top down on DPN’s and then circular. I used size 7 and the flaps are knitted as part of the process. I do want to note my models/test dummies are growing weary of the photo shoots..I may have to find a new group of willing subjects, good news they get to keep the items usually.