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Santa Hat
Lion Brand® Holiday Homespun®
Pattern Number: 90133AD Make this fun Santa hat for your whole family this Christmas!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Newborn, Child 3-7, Adult Medium
Finished Circumference 16 (17, 18 1/2) in. (40.5 (43, 47 cm)) (Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes)
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

791-200 Holiday Homespun Yarn: Starlight

Bright white with metallic gold


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (A)

791-204 Holiday Homespun Yarn: Holly

Bright scarlet red with metallic gold


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long Fiberfill stuffing
GAUGE:
15 sts + 23 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) over St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) with B. 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
With A and circular needle, cast on 60 (65, 70) sts.

Join, being careful not to twist sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.


Rnd 1: Knit.


Rnd 2: Purl.


Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until piece measures about 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 3) in.

(6.5 (6.5, 7.5 cm)) from beg.


Knit 2 rnds.


Change to B and St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd).

Work until piece measures about 5 (6, 7) in.

(12.5 (15, 18 cm)) from beg.


Note: Change to double-pointed needles when there are too few sts to continue on circular needle.


Shape Crown
Next Rnd: *K10 (11, 12), k2tog; rep from * around - 55 (60, 65) sts rem at end of this rnd.


Knit 3 (5, 5) rnds.


Next Rnd: *K9 (10, 11), k2tog; rep from * around - 50 (55, 60) sts .


Knit 3 (5, 5) rnds.


Next Rnd: *K8 (9, 10), k2tog; rep from * around - 45 (50, 55) sts.


Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds.


Next Rnd: *K7 (8, 9), k2tog; rep from * around - 40 (45, 50) sts.


Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds.


Next Rnd: *K6 (7, 8), k2tog; rep from * around - 35 (40, 45) sts.


Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds.


Next Rnd: *K5 (6, 7), k2tog, rep from * around - 30 (35, 40) sts.


Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds.


Next Rnd: *K4 (5, 6), k2tog, rep from * around - 25 (30, 35) sts.


Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds.


Next Rnd: *K3 (4, 5), k2tog; rep from * around - 20 (25, 30) sts.


Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds.


Next Rnd: *K2 (3, 4), k2tog, rep from * around - 15 (20, 25) sts.


Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds.


Next Rnd: *K1 (2, 3), k2tog, rep from * around - 10 (15, 20) sts.


Knit 3 (3, 5) rnds.


Baby Size Only
Next Rnd: *K2tog, rep from * around - 5 sts.


Knit 4 rnds.


Child Size Only
Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog, rep from * around - 10 sts.


Knit 3 rnds.


Next Rnd: *K2tog, rep from * around - 5 sts.


Knit 4 rnds.


Adult Size Only
Next Rnd: *K2, k2tog, rep from * around - 15 sts.


Knit 5 rnds.


Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog, rep from * around - 10 sts.


Knit 5 rnds.


Next Rnd: K2tog around - 5 sts.


Knit 4 rnds.


All Sizes
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and pull together tightly.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Knitted Pom Pom
With circular needle and A, cast on 15 (15, 21) sts.

Working back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles, work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 4 (4, 7) in.

(10 (10,18 cm)) from beg.

Bind off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through edge of piece, stuff lightly with fiberfill, and pull yarn tail to gather.

Tie Pompom to Hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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