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Aaron's Hat Trick #3
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 70016A This is a great beginning earflap hat that is easy to personalize.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Finished circumference 19 1/4 (21 1/4, 23) in. [50 (55, 58.5) 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: (applied Oct 8, 2007)
Next Round: (Single crochet in each of next 9 (10, 11) 8 (9, 10) stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 4 times - 40 (44, 48) stitches. Work 1 (2, 2) rounds even. Next Round: (Single crochet in each of next 11 (12, 13) 9 (10, 11) stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 4 times - 44 (48, 52) stitches. Round 2: With B, (Single crochet in next stitch, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 3 times - 9 stitches. NOTE: Continue to alternate colors A and B, working one round with each color.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

640-402 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Wheat

Cream with natural black fibers


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.59
Note: (A)

640-404 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Wood

Medium brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.59
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
9 single crochet = 4 in. [10 cm] 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.

NOTES:
Hat is worked in continuous rounds.

Do not join at end of rounds.

Carry unused color on WS of work, do not end off.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With A, chain 2.
Round 1: Work 6 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, place marker for beginning of round - 6 stitches.
Round 2: With B, (Single crochet in next stitch, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 3 times - 9 stitches.
NOTE: Continue to alternate colors A and B, working one round with each color.
Round 3: (Single crochet in each of next 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 3 times - 12 stitches.
Round 4: (Single crochet in each of next 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 4 times - 16 stitches.
Round 5: (Single crochet in each of next 3 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 4 times - 20 stitches.
Round 6: (Single crochet in each of next 4 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 4 times - 24 stitches.
Repeat Round 6, working one more single crochet between increases on each round, until there are 36 (40, 44) stitches.
Work 1 round even.
Next Round: (Single crochet in each of next 8 (9, 10) stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 4 times - 40 (44, 48) stitches.
Work 1 (2, 2) rounds even.
Next Round: (Single crochet in each of next 9 (10, 11) stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch) 4 times - 44 (48, 52) stitches.
Work 3 (4, 4) rounds even.

Fasten off A, join B.



First Earflap (worked back and forth in rows)
With B, single crochet in each of next 7 (7, 9) stitches.
Next Row: Chain 1, turn.

Skip first stitch, single crochet in next 6 (6, 8) stitches.
Next Row: Chain 1, turn.

Skip first stitch, single crochet to end of row.
Repeat last row until 1 stitch remains.

Fasten off.



Second Earflap
Skip 5 (6, 8) stitches across back of Hat.

In next stitch, join B with slip stitch.
Chain 1, single crochet in each of next 7 (7, 9) stitches.
Work second earflap same as first.



Edging
Join B with slip stitch close to front edge of 1 earflap.

Single crochet evenly around earflap, across back of Hat, around 2nd earflap, and across front of Hat.
Chain 1, turn.



Front Flap
With B, single crochet across front of Hat to 2nd earflap.

Chain 1, turn.

Repeat last row 9 times.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew corners of front flap to Hat.
Ties
Cut 2 strands of B, each 12 in.

[30.5 cm] long.

Fold 1 strand in half.

Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of earflap, forming a loop.

Pull ends of strand through this loop.

Knot ends of strand together.
Repeat for 2nd earflap.

Weave in ends.

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