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Earflap Hat
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 60461

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Fits adult men and women. Finished Circumference 19 1/2 (20 1/2, 22 1/2, 23 1/2) in. [49 (51.5, 56.5, 59) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

820-110 Lion Wool Yarn: Cadet Blue Classic medium blue
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (A)

820-125 Lion Wool Yarn: Cocoa

Warm, medium brown


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Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
16 sts and 24 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS



CAP
Earflaps (make 2)
With A, cast on 3 sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib until piece measures 8 in.

[20.5 cm] from beginning, end with a WS row.
Row 1 (RS): K1, (k1, p1, k1) into next st, k1 - 5 sts.
Row 2: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Row 3: K1, p1, (k1, p1, k1) into next st, p1, k1 - 7 sts.
Row 4: P1, k1, p3, k1, p1.
Row 5: K1, p1, k1, (k1, p1, k1) into next st, k1, p1, k1 - 9 sts.
Row 6: P1, k1, p5, k1, p1.
Row 7: K1, p1, k2, (k1, p1, k1) into next st, k2, p1, k1 - 11 sts.
Row 8: P1, k1, p7, k1, p1.
Continue as established, increasing 2 sts in center st of each RS row until there are 23 sts, end with a WS row.

Sl sts to a holder.
Make a second Earflap the same, but do not sl to a holder.



Join for Cap
With A, cast on 6 (8, 10, 11) sts, turn and k across cast on sts, k23 earflap sts, cast on 19 (19, 23, 25) sts, k23 earflap sts from holder, cast on 6 (8, 10, 11) sts - 77 (81, 89, 93) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures 5 (5 1/4, 6, 6 1/4) in.

[12.5 (14, 15, 16.5) cm], above joining row, end with a RS row.
Next Row: Purl, decrease 5 (1, 1, 5) sts evenly across row - 72 (80, 88, 88) sts.



Shape Crown
Row 1 (RS): *K6, k2tog; rep from * across row - 63 (70, 77, 77) sts.
Row 2 and WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: *K5, k2tog; rep from * across row - 54 (60, 66, 66) sts.
Row 5: *K4, k2tog; rep from * across row - 45 (50, 55, 55) sts.
Row 7: *K3, k2tog; rep from * across row - 36 (40, 44, 44) sts.
Row 9: *K2, k2tog; rep from * across row - 27 (30, 33, 33) sts.
Row 11: *K1, k2tog; rep from * across row - 18 (20, 22, 22) sts.
Row 13: K2tog across - 9 (10, 11, 11) sts.
Row 15: K2tog across, end k1 (0, 1, 1) - 5 (5, 6, 6) sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 12 in.

[30.5 cm] tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull tightly together to secure.



FINISHING
Sew seam.

With a doubled strand of B, work Blanket st around edge of Cap.

Weave in ends

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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