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Eagle Bay Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 81018B

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 18 in. (45.5 cm) Note: Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-503 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Granite

Prints Light and medium grey


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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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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 4 or 5) size 13 (9 mm)
GAUGE:
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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1.

Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.


2.

Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - 1 st increased.

NOTES:
Hat is worked in rnds on double-pointed needles, from lower edge up to top.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
Cast on 40 sts loosely.

Join, being careful not to twist sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.


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


Rep Rnd 1 until piece measures about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from beg.


Next Rnd: *K19, kfb; rep from * once more - 42 sts at the end of this rnd.
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 at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around - 30 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around - 24 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around - 18 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around - 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * around - 6 sts at the end of this rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
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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