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Aran Hat
Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern Number: L0693

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

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

821-098 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Ivory Creamy off-white
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 5
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 3 (3.25 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long Circular knitting needle size 5 (3.75 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
27 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in patterns with larger circular 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:
BPC (Back Purl Cross) Sl 1 st to cable needle and hold in back, k2 tbl, then p1 from cable needle.
FC (Front Cross) Sl 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k1, then k2 tbl from cable needle.
FDKC (Front Double Knit Cross) Sl 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2 tbl, then k2 tbl from cable needle.
FPC (Front Purl Cross) Sl 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p1, then k2 tbl from cable needle.
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 - you have increased 1 st.
sk2p (slip-k2tog-pass slipped st over)
A double decrease worked as follows:
1.

Insert right needle as if to knit, and slip the next st from the left needle to the right needle.
2.

Knit the next 2 sts together.
3.

With tip of left needle, lift the slipped st (the 2nd st on right needle) up and over the k2tog (first st on right needle) and off the needle - you have decreased 2 sts.



PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib worked in the rnd (multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in the rnd.



Aran Diamond Panel (worked over 18 sts)
Rnd 1: P7, FDKC, p7.
Rnd 2 and all even rnds: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rnd 3: P6, BPC, FC, p6.
Rnd 5: P5, BPC, k1, p1, FC, p5.
Rnd 7: P4, BPC, (k1, p1) twice, FC, p4.
Rnd 9: P3, BPC (k1, p1) 3 times, FC, p3.
Rnd 11: P2, BPC, (k1, p1) 4 times, FC, p2.
Rnd 13: P2, k2 tbl, (k1, p1) 5 times, k2 tbl, p2.
Rnd 15: P2, FPC, (k1, p1) 4 times, BPC, p2.
Rnd 17: P3, FPC, (k1, p1) 3 times, BPC, p3.
Rnd 19: P4, FPC, (k1, p1) twice, BPC, p4.
Rnd 21: P5, FPC, k1, p1, BPC, p5.
Rnd 23: P6, FPC, BPC, p6.
Rnd 24: Rep Rnd 2.
Rep Rnds 1-24 for Aran Diamond Panel.



Moss Stitch Panel (worked over 14 sts)
Rnd 1: K1 tbl, (k1, p1) 6 times, k1 tbl.
Rnd 2: K1, (k1, p1) 6 times, k1.
Rnd 3: K1 tbl, (p1, k1) 6 times, k1 tbl.
Rnd 4: K1, (p1, k1) 6 times, k1.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for Moss St Panel.

NOTES:
1.

When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st.

For example, to continue in Moss St Panel: If working an even-numbered rnd, k the knit sts and p the purl sts.

If working an odd-numbered rnd, p the knit sts and k the purl sts.
2.

Aran Diamond Panel can be worked following written instructions or Chart.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With smaller circular needle, cast on 112 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 K1, p1 Rib for 9 rnds.
Beg Aran Pattern
Next (Increase) Rnd: *K6, kfb; rep from * around - 128 sts at the end of this rnd.
Change to larger circular needle.
Next Rnd: *Work Rnd 1 of Aran Diamond Panel across next 18 sts, work Moss St Panel across next 14 sts; rep from * around.
Continue as established, working Rnds 1-24 of Aran Diamond Panel and Rnds 1-4 of Moss St Panel until piece measures about 7 in.

(18 cm) from beg, end with Rnd 2 or Rnd 4 of Moss St Panel.



Shape Crown
Notes
1. In the following rnds, you will be decreasing the number of sts in the Moss St Panel.
2. Change to double pointed needles when sts have been sufficiently decreased.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *Work next rnd of Aran Diamond Panel across next 18 sts, k1 tbl, sk2p, work next 6 sts as established in Moss St Panel, sk2p, k1 tbl; rep from * around - 112 sts at the end of this rnd.
Work 1 rnd even (without decreasing) as established.
Next Rnd: *Work next rnd of Aran Diamond Panel across next 18 sts, k1 tbl, sk2p, work next 2 sts as established in Moss St Panel, sk2p, k1 tbl; rep from * around - 96 sts at the end of this rnd.
Work 1 rnd even as established.
Next Rnd: *Work next rnd of Aran Diamond Panel across next 18 sts, (sk2p) twice; rep from * around - 80 sts at the end of this rnd.
Work 1 rnd even as established.
Next Rnd: K2tog around - 40 sts at the end of this rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop


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