This is the Papallona Earflap Hat. Click here for the pattern.
I used US 7 circulars and Caron Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) Weight 4 yarn in Coral. I made the pattern in the infant size. I’m not sure what age it would fit, but it’s definitely larger than a newborn size.
I found Row 6 of the pattern to be very tricky. I can best describe it as being similar to a butterfly stitch.
Here are my personal Row 6 notes: K7. [Take R needle and pick up all three strands as if to knit. Yarn over and pull through (go back down through the three strands) sot he 3 strands are caught by this new loop. Knit the next stitch and pass the loop over the knit stitch (like casting off – decreasing). K9.] Repeat brackets. K2 (last set instead of K9).