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Graphite Seed Stitch Hat
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70145AD This classic seed stitch hat is ideal for both men and women.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 20 in. (51 cm), hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-152 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Charcoal

Dark gray, almost black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (A)

830-122 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Taupe

Mushroom gray-brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


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

GAUGE:
16 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st. 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:
PATTERN STITCH
Seed Stitch (over even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.


Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for Seed st.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With A, cast on 80 sts.


Work in Seed st until piece measures 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm) from beg.

Change to B and continue in Seed st until piece measures 5 in.

(12.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.


Shape Crown
Row 1 (RS): *(K1, p1) 4 times, k2tog; rep from * across - 72 sts at the end of this row.


Row 2 and all WS rows: P the knit sts and k the purl sts.


Row 3: *(K1, p1) 3 times, k1, p2tog; rep from * across - 64 sts.


Row 5: *(K1, p1) 3 times, k2tog; rep from * across - 56 sts.


Row 7: *(K1, p1) twice, k1, p2tog; rep from * across - 48 sts.


Row 9: *(K1, p1) twice, k2tog; rep from * across - 40 sts.


Row 11: *K1, p1, k1, p2tog; rep from * across - 32 sts.


Row 13: *K1, p1, k2tog; rep from * across - 24 sts.


Row 15: *K1, p2tog; rep from * across - 16 sts.


Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING
Sew seam.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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