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House Colors Hat
Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern Number: L0514 A beautiful striped hat makes a wonderful gift.

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

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 19, 2011)
Shape Crown Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K8, place marker, k2tog, place marker; rep from * to end of rnd - 81 sts at the end of this rnd. Next Rnd: Knit. Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K to 2 sts before marker, slip marker, k2tog, slip marker; rep from * to end of rnd - 72 sts at the end of this rnd. Next Rnd: Knit. Rep last 2 rnds 6 more times - 18 sts when all decreases completed. Remove markers while working next row rnd. Next (Decrease) Rnd: …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

821-150 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Slate

Cool medium gray


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Note: (A)

821-133 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Saffron

Burnt orange


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Note: (B)

821-189 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Wine Deepest burgundy
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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
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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 8 (5 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm)
GAUGE:
19 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:
PATTERN STITCH
K2, p2, Rib worked in the rnd (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.



STRIPE SEQUENCE
*With A work 4 rnds, with B work 2 rnds, with A work 1 rnd, with C work 4 rnds, with A work 1 rnd, with B work 4 rnds, with C work 2 rnds; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.

NOTES:
When working Stripe Sequence, carry colors not in use across wrong side of work.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With circular needle and A, cast on 92 sts.


Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd and Stripe Sequence, until piece measures about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from beg.


Note: Continue following Stripe Sequence throughout.


Next (Decrease) Rnd: (K29, k2tog) twice, k to end of rnd - 90 sts rem at the end of this rnd.
Work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures about 8 1/2 in.

(21.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown
Note: Change to double pointed needles when sts have been sufficiently decreased.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K8, k2tog, place marker; rep from * to end of rnd - 81 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K to 2 sts k2tog, slip marker; rep from * to end of rnd - 72 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 6 more times - 18 sts when all decreases completed.


Remove markers while working next rnd.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 9 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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