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Lavish Fur Hat
Lion Brand® Homespun® - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 81036AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 21 in. (53 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 8, 2011)
Place markers on side of Hat, 2 in. (5 cm) and 4 6 1/2 in. (11.5 16.5 cm) from seam.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

790-312 Homespun Yarn: Edwardian

Heathered Solid Deepest gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (A)

320-153 Fun Fur Yarn: Black Rich, true black
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

Additional Materials
3 1/2 in. (9 cm) piece of cardboard
GAUGE:
8 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row) with 1 strand each of A and B held tog. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
Beg at lower edge with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 44 sts.
Knit 6 rows.
Cut B and continue with A only.
Knit 8 rows.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 6 in.

(15 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Crown
Note: You will be working decreases to shape the top of the Hat.
Row 1: (K4, k2tog, k3, k2tog) 4 times - 36 sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Next Row: (K2, k2tog, k3, k2tog) 4 times - 28 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Next Row: (K2tog) across - 14 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Next Row: (K2tog) across - 7 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Weave tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Sew seam.



Earflaps
Place markers on side of Hat, 2 in.

(5 cm) and 6 1/2 in.

(16.5 cm) from seam.
With RS facing and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, pick up and k12 sts evenly spaced between markers.
Knit 11 rows.
Next Row: (K2tog) twice, k4, (k2tog) twice - 8 sts at the end of this row.
Knit 1 row.
Next Row: K2tog, k4, k2tog - 6 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Next Row: (K2tog) 3 times - 3 sts.
Slip rem 3 sts onto crochet hook, yarn over and draw through all 3 sts.
Cut B.
Tie
With crochet hook and A only, chain 30.
Fasten off.
Repeat for second earflap.



Brim
With RS facing and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, pick up and k16 sts evenly spaced between the 2 earflaps.
Knit 11 rows.
Bind off.



FINISHING
Fold edge to RS and tack to front of Hat.


TASSELS (make 2)
Wrap B around 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm) cardboard 20 times.
Cut a 6 in.

(15 cm) length of B and thread 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 6 in.

(15 cm) length of B and wrap tightly around loops 1 in.

(2.5 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.
Sew a Tassel to end of each tie.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
dtr = double treble (triple) crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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