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Queen of Hearts Preemie / Newborn Hat
Lion Brand® Lion® Cashmere Blend
Pattern Number: 60072 This hat of super-soft Lion Cashmere Blend with a delicate stripe of red and white hearts matches the Queen of Hearts Receiving Blanket pattern. Note that this pattern can be made from the amount of yarn that is left from making the blanket. Perfect for Valentine's Day or just because!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Preemie, Newborn
Approximately 10 (12) inches [25 (30) cm](hat stretches)
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: (applied Mar 22, 2006)
HAT Rows 1-121 *K2, p2. Repeat from * to end of rowThe above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)


270-098 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Cream (DISCONTINUED) Soft natural cream
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.99
Note: (A) One skein will make 2 hats

270-113 Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Red (DISCONTINUED) Scarlet red

Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.99
Note: (B) Very small quantity used

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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17 sts + 25 rows = 4 in [10 cm] in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) 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.


HAT With A, cast on 48 (56) stitches Rows 1-11 *K2, p2.

Repeat from * to end of row Row 12 K2, p2tog across - 36 (42) sts Rows 13-20 Work in St st, beg with a RS row.

Red 'hearts' stripe Row 21 Change to B, knit Row 22 *P1 B, p1 A.

Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 23 Change to B, knit Row 24-29 (33) Change to A, work in St st.

Row 30 (34) *P4, p2tog.

Repeat from * to end of row - 30 (35) sts Row 31 (35) and all RS rows Knit Row 32 (36) *P3, p2tog.

Repeat from * to end of row - 24 (28) sts Row 34 (38) *P2, p2tog.

Repeat from * to end of row - 18 (21) sts Row 36 (40) *P1, p2tog.

Repeat from * to end of row - 12 (14) sts Row 38 (42) P2tog across - 6 (7) sts Row 40 (44)P0 (1), p2tog across -3 (4) sts Cut yarn, leaving a 16 inch [40 cm] tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts, and sew the sides of the hat together.

Fasten off securely.

Weave in ends.

POM-POM Cut a strip of cardboard the size you want your pompom to be.

With one strand each A and B, wrap yarn around cardboard – the more wraps, the fuller the pompom will be.

Cut yarn leading to skein.

Slide a doubled strand of yarn under center of wraps and knot.

Clip loops; remove cardboard.

Fluff pompom and trim ends evenly.

Use the ends of the knotted strand to attach pompom to top of hat.

k = knit
p = purl
p2togb = purl 2 together in back
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

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