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Warm Up Hat
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: 80887AD Keep cozy this winter with this earflap hat.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Circumference 19 1/2 (20 1/4, 22 1/4, 23 1/4) in. (49.5 (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

150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal

Light taupe (darker than the Natural color)


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.99
Note: (A)

150-126 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Nature's Brown

Dark chocolate brown


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Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 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 + 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 * across.


Row 2: Knit the k sts and purl the p sts.


Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
Earflaps
With A, cast on 3 sts.

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

(20.5 cm) from beginning, ending with a WS row.


Row 1 (RS): K1, (k1, yo, k1) into next st, k1 - 5 sts.


Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.


Row 3: K2, (k1, yo, k1) into next st, k to end - 7 sts.


Row 5: K3, (k1, yo, k1) into next st, k to end - 9 sts.


Row 7: K4, (k1, yo, k1) into next st, k to end - 11 sts.


Continue as established, increasing 2 sts in center st of each RS row until you have a total of 23 sts, ending with a WS row.

Sl sts onto a holder.


Rep for second Earflap, but do not sl sts to a holder.


Join for Hat
Continuing on same needle as second Earflap, with A, cast on 6 (8, 10, 11) sts.


Next Row (Joining Row): 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 1/2, 6, 6 1/2) in.

(12.5 (14, 15, 16.5) cm), from Joining Row, end with a RS row.


Next Row: Purl, decrease 5 (1, 1, 5) times evenly spaced across row - 72 (80, 88, 88) sts.


Shape Crown
Row 1 (RS): *K6, k2tog; rep from * across- 63 (70, 77, 77) sts.


Row 2 and WS rows: Purl.


Row 3: *K5, k2tog; rep from * across - 54 (60, 66, 66) sts.


Row 5: *K4, k2tog; rep from * across - 45 (50, 55, 55) sts.


Row 7: *K3, k2tog; rep from * across - 36 (40, 44, 44) sts.


Row 9: *K2, k2tog; rep from * across - 27 (30, 33, 33) sts.


Row 11: *K1, k2tog; rep from * across - 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 to gather.

Knot tightly to secure.



FINISHING
Sew seam.

With a doubled strand of B through large-eyed needle, work Blanket Stitch around entire edge of Hat and Earflaps.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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