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Ed's Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 80200AD As featured in the story by Michelle Edwards, Ed's Hat: Form, Function and Ultimate Winter Warmth.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size



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

Cream with natural black fibers

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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles (set of 5) size 13 (9 mm)
9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over Stockinette st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). 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.


Cast on 40 sts loosely.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 needles, being careful not to twist.

Place marker for beginning of rnd.


Rnd 1: *K2, p2, rep from * around.

Rep last rnd until piece measures about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from beg.

Next Rnd: *K19, k in front and then back of next st (increase made), rep from * once - 42 sts.

Continue in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures 9 in.

(23 cm) from beg.

Shape Crown
Next Rnd: *K5, k2tog, rep from * around - 36 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: *K4, k2tog, rep from * around - 30 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: *K3, k2tog, rep from * around - 24 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: *K2, k2tog, rep from * around - 18 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog, rep from * around - 12 sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: K2tog around - 6 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and gather tightly together.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)

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