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Longford Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 90164AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Child, one size Finished Circumference About 18 in. (45.5 cm). Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Pom pom Maker
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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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
Circular knitting needle size 13 (9 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) Double pointed knitting needles size 13 (9 mm), (set of 4)
GAUGE:
9 sts + 12 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) in St 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:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
Earflaps
Note: Earflaps are worked back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
With circular needle, cast on 3 sts.
Rows 1, 3 and 5 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: K1, (M1, k1) twice - 5 sts at end of row.
Row 4: K1, M1, k3, M1, k1 - 7 sts at end of row.
Row 6: K1, M1, k5, M1, k1 - 9 sts at end of row.
Row 7: Purl.
Slip sts to a holder.
Rep to make second earflap, but do not slip sts to a holder.
Next Row (RS): Knit across sts of second earflap, cast on 9 sts for back, k 9 earflap sts from holder - 27 sts at end of row.
Work 3 rows in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Next Row (RS): Knit across all sts, cast on 13 sts for front of Hat - 40 sts at end of row.
Being careful not to twist sts, join, to beg working in the rnd.
Place marker for beg of rnd.
Work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures 5 in.

(12.5 cm) above earflaps.



Shape Crown
Note: Change to double-pointed needles when there are too few sts to continue on circular needle.
Rnds 1, 3, and 7: Knit.
Rnd 2: (K3, k2tog) around - 32 sts at end of rnd.
Rnd 4: (K2, k2tog) around - 24 sts.
Rnd 6: (K1, k2tog) around - 16 sts.
Rnd 8: (K2tog) around - 8 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through rem sts, gather tog and fasten off.



FINISHING
From RS with crochet hook, join yarn with slip st anywhere along edge of Hat.

Work slip st evenly spaced around entire edge.

Fasten off.
Braid with Pompom
Cut 3 strands of yarn each 20 in.

(51 cm) long.

Hold strands together and fold in half.

Use a crochet hook to draw fold through lower edge of earflap to make a loop.

Pull ends through loop and tighten.

Divide strands into 3 groups of 2 strands each and braid.

Knot ends.

Following package directions, make a small pom-pom.

Tie pom-pom to end of Braid.

Trim ends.


In same way, make a Braid and pom-pom on second earflap.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sk = skip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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