Another hat inspired by the Ndebele Houses in South Africa, the name refers to a Fig Tree in the area, but mostly, I just love the name of the tree; Wonderboom.
The hat comes in 2 sizes, Infant/Small Child & Large Child/Adult (please read notes below.) Knit in worsted weight yarn, beginning with earflaps knit flat then stitches cast on around them and joined to knit in the round. Topped with a “layered pom pom” - 2 colors but colors grouped separately so there are blocks of color - it’s a quick knit. 2 single color braids are added to each earflap for a little whimsy to go with the name.
Two Sizes: Infant/Small Child, (Large Child / Adult)
MC 120, (140) yds / 109 (128) m Malabrigo Rios (Azul Profundo)
CC1 50 (60) yds / 45 (55) m Cascade 220 (Aqua)
1 pair 16 or 24” Circular needles, US Size 7 / 4.5mm OR size needed to obtain gauge
DPNs in same size as circular needles
1 darning needle, Stitch Markers Stitch Holder