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Everyday Hat
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: L0197C

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 18 in. (45.5 cm) Note: Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

135-201 Hometown USA Yarn: Ocean

Sky blue and denim twist


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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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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Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles size 13 (9 mm), set of 4
GAUGE:
9 sts = about 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:
kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1.

Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.


2.

Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - 1 st increased.

NOTES:
Hat is worked in rnds on double-pointed needles, from lower edge up to top.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
Cast on 40 sts loosely.

Divide sts onto 3 needles.

Place marker for beginning of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.


Rnd 1: *K2, p2, rep from * around.


Rep Rnd 1 until piece measures about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from beg.


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


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


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


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


Next Rnd: Knit.
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
Following package directions, make a medium size pompom.

Tie pompom to top of Hat.


Weave in ends

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
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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