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Straight Up Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 81080AD This chunky hat makes a great first project on double pointed needles.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
20 in. (51 cm) circumference, will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-189 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Butterscotch

Rich golden orange


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 18.98

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Pom pom Maker
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Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles size 19 (15 mm) (set of 4)
GAUGE:
6 sts + 10 rows = 5 in. (12.5 cm) in St st (k every rnd) with 3 strands held together. 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.

NOTES:
Wind yarn into 3 balls before beginning.

Work holding 3 strands of yarn together throughout.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With 3 strands of yarn held together, cast on 24 sts, and divide evenly onto 3 needles.

Join, being careful not to twist.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Work in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures 5 in.

(12.5 cm) from beg.


Shape Top
Rnd 1: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around-20 sts.


Rnd 2: Knit.


Rnd 3: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around-16 sts.


Rnd 4: Knit.


Rnd 5: *K2, k2tog, rep from * around-12 sts.


Rnd 6: Knit.


Rnd 7: *K1, k2tog, rep from * around-8 sts.


Rnd 8: Knit.


Rnd 9: K2tog around-4 sts.


Cut yarn, thread tail through remaining 4 sts.

Pull tight.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

Following package directions, make a pompom and attach to top of Hat.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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