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Party Hat
Lion Brand® Cupcake®
Pattern Number: 80417AD This unique hat will make any child the life of the party.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Finished circumference 16 (20) in. (40.5 (51) 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

460-141 Cupcake Yarn: Pink Lemonade Bright pink
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Note: (A)

460-159 Cupcake Yarn: Lemon Drop Bright yellow
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Note: (B)

460-100 Cupcake Yarn: Marshmallow Pure white
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.29
Note: (C)

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

Additional Materials
Circular needle size 4 (3.5 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long 2 double-pointed needles size 4 (3.5 mm) 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) piece of cardboard
GAUGE:
5 sts = 1 in (2.5 cm) in St st worked in the round (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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Seed st (worked in the rnd)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1, rep from * around.


Rnd 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.


Rep Rnd 2 for Seed st worked in the rnd.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With circular needle and A, cast on 120 (140) sts.

Join, being careful not to twist.

Place marker for beg of rnd.


Rnd 1: Knit.


Rnd 2: Purl.


Change to B.


Rnd 3: Knit.


Rnds 4-11: With B, work in Seed st.


Change to A and double-pointed needles.


Rnd 12: (K2tog) around - 60 (70) sts.


Rnd 13: Purl.


Change to C.


Rnd 14: With C, knit.


Rnds 15-22: With C, work in Seed st.


Change to A.


Rnd 23: *K8, k2tog, rep from * around.


Rnd 24: With A, purl.


Rep Rnds 14-24, working 1 less st between decs, until 24 sts rem.


Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Pull tail through remaining sts, gather tightly together, fasten off.



FINISHING
Cord Trim
With B and two dpns, cast on 4 sts.

K4 sts.*Do not turn work.

Slide sts to other end of needle and k across.

Rep from * until cord is about 60 in.

(152.5 cm) long.

Bind off.

Sew cord around Hat, just above B ruffle, forming cord into evenly spaced loops around.



Bobbles (make 4)
Note: Bobbles are worked on 2 double-pointed needles, as if working on straight needles.


With B, and leaving a long tail, cast on 1 st.


Knit into front, then back, then front, back, and front of st to make 5 sts.


Knit 5 rows.


Next Row: Sl 1, k1, pass slip st over, k1, k2tog.


Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Pull tail through remaining sts, gather tightly together, fasten off.


Tie tails from cast on and bound off edges tog, forming a bobble.


Tie Bobbles evenly spaced around top of Hat.



Tassel
Wrap C around cardboard 15 times.

Cut a length of C and thread doubled onto large-eyed blunt needle.

Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard.

Pull tightly and knot securely near strands.

Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard.

Cut a length of A and wrap tightly around loops 1/2 in.

(1.3 cm) below top knot to form Tassel neck.

Knot securely; thread ends onto needle and weave ends to center of Tassel.

Trim Tassel ends evenly.

Tie Tassel to top of Hat.



Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)


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