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Hometown Hat
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: 90076B

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
One size, will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

135-158 Hometown USA Yarn: Pittsburgh Yellow

True bright yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (A)

135-148 Hometown USA Yarn: Portland Wine

Dark reddish purple


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Note: (B)

Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 13
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Pom pom Maker
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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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.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT Note: Carry unused color up wrong side of work.

With A, cast on 40 sts loosely.

Divide sts onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Rnd 1: With B, *k2, p2, rep from * around.

Rnd 2: With A, *k2, p2, rep from * around.

Rep last 2 rnds until piece measures about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from beg.

Note: Continue to alternate colors A and B throughout the remainder of the pattern.

Next Rnd: *K19, k in front and then back of next st (increase made), rep from * once – 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.

Next Rnd and every other Rnd: Knit.

Next Rnd: *K4, k2tog, rep from * around – 30 sts.

Next Rnd: *K3, k2tog, rep from * around – 24 sts.

Next Rnd: *K2, k2tog, rep from * around – 18 sts.

Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog, rep from * around – 12 sts.

Next Rnd: K2tog around – 6 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and gather tightly together.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Pompom With A, make a large pompom.

Tie pompom to top of Hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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