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Chance of Flurries Hat
Lion Brand® Alpine Wool
Pattern Number: 90178AD Make a matching Fair Isle set for winter with the Nordic Mittens.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 19 in. (48.5 cm) circumference. Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 15, 2010)
MATERIALS LION BRAND ALPINE WOOL (Art. #822) #174 Olive 1 ball (A) 2 balls #099 Vanilla 1 ball (B) or colors of your choice LION BRAND double-pointed knitting needles size 9The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

822-174 Alpine Wool Yarn: Olive

Cool avocado green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 16.58
Note: (A)

822-099 Alpine Wool Yarn: Vanilla

Light cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.29
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 8.25


Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 10
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 8.25


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


Pom pom Maker
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

GAUGE:
16 sts = 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:
K2, p2, Rib (worked in the rnd)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.


Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib.



Color Dot Pattern
Rnd 1: *K1 with A, k1 with B, rep from * around.


Rnd 2: With A, knit.


Rnd 3: *K1 with B, k1 with A, rep from * around.


Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.


Rep Rnds 1-4 for Color Dot pattern.

NOTES:
Carry B along WS of work, do not cut between rnds.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With smaller needles and A, cast on 72 sts.

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

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 5 in.

(12.5 cm) from beg.


Next Rnd: *K34, k2tog, rep from * once - 70 sts.


Change to larger needles and work in Color Dot pattern until piece measures about 9 in.

(23 cm) from beg, end with a Rnd 1 or 3.


Crown Shaping
Note: Continue working in Color Dot pattern throughout crown shaping, adjust sts as needed so that A and B alternate on every other rnd.


Next Rnd: With A, knit.


Next Rnd: Working in Color Dot pattern as established, *k5, k2tog, rep from * around - 60 sts.


Next Rnd: With A, knit.


Next Rnd: Working in Color Dot pattern as established, *k4, k2tog, rep from * around - 50 sts.


Next Rnd: With A, knit.


Next Rnd: Working in Color Dot pattern as established, *k3, k2tog, rep from * around - 40 sts.


Next Rnd: With A, knit.


Next Rnd: Working in Color Dot pattern as established, *k2, k2tog, rep from * around - 30 sts.


Next Rnd: With A, knit.


Next Rnd: Working in Color Dot pattern as established, *k1, k2tog, rep from * around - 20 sts.


Next Rnd: With A, knit.


Next Rnd: Working in Color Dot pattern as established, *k2tog, rep from * around - 10 sts.

Cut B.


Next Rnd: With A, knit.


Cut A, leaving a long end.

Weave end through remaining sts, gather together and fasten off.



FINISHING
With A and follow package instructions, make a pompom.

Tie pompom to top of Hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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