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Hood
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L0393B The Brioche Rib stitch of this hood transforms an otherwise simple project into a detailed accent piece. This hood combines the virtues of a hat and cowl into a single lovely accessory.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE:
S/M (L/XL) Finished Head Circumference 22 (26) in. (56 (66) cm) Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 20, 2012)
Crown (Section of Hood over top of head) With larger needle, cast on 17 (19) sts. Working back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles, work in Brioche Rib for 34 (42) rows. Piece should measure about 6 (7 1/4) in. (15 (18.5) cm) from beg. Cut yarn. Sl sts to smaller needle.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

640-153 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Black

True black


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Additional Materials
2 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
9 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Brioche Rib with larger needle. 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:
k1b (knit 1 in row below).

Insert tip of right needle through center of st 1 row below next st on left needle and knit the st, slipping the st above off the needle.

kfbf (knit into front, back and then into front again) A double 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 again, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

Do not remove the st from the left hand needle.

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

3.

Knit the same st once more, inserting needle through the front loop of the st.

You will have created 3 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.4.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 2 sts.





PATTERN STITCHES Brioche Rib (over an odd number of sts) Row 1 (WS): Sl 1 st as if to k, k to last st, k1.

Row 2 (RS): Sl 1 st as if to k, k1, *k1b, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 3: Sl 1 st as if to k, k1b, *k1, k1b; rep from * to last st, k1.Rep Rows 2 and 3 for Brioche Rib.





K1, p1 Rib (over an odd number of sts) Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:
1.

Hood is worked in one piece from crown (top of head) downwards.

2.

Circular needle is used for ease in knitting.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



HOOD Crown (Section of Hood over top of head) With larger needle, cast on 17 (19) sts.

Working back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles, work in Brioche Rib for 34 (42) rows.

Piece should measure about 6 (7 1/4) in.

(15 (18.5) cm) from beg.

Cut yarn.

Sl sts to smaller needle.



Hood From RS with larger needle, pick up and k16 (20) sts along right side edge of Crown (working towards sts on smaller needle, k across 17 (19) sts on smaller needle, then pick up and k16 (20) sts along left side edge of Crown - 49 (59) sts at the end of this row.

Row 1 (WS): Knit.

Beg with Row 2 of Brioche Rib, work until Hood measures 9 (9 1/2) in.

(23 (24) cm), end with a RS row.

Decrease Row (WS): (P1, k1) 6 times, (p3tog, k1) 6 (8) times, (p1, k1) 6 (7) times, p1 - 37 (43) sts at the end of this row.



NeckbandChange to smaller needle, and work in K1, p1 Rib for 6 rows.



Shoulder Section Change to larger needle.

Increase Row (RS): K1, p1, *kfbf, p1; rep from * to last st, k1 - 71 (83) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row (WS): Work Row 1 of Brioche Rib.Rep Rows 2 and 3 of Brioche Rib until piece measures about 6 (7 1/2) in.

(15 (19) cm) from neckband.

Bind off loosely.



FINISHING With crochet hook, join yarn with sl st on lower right edge of neckband, chain 8, sl st in same place as join to make a button loop.

Make a second button loop just above first.

Sew on buttons, opposite button loops.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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