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Duplicate Stitch Baby Hat
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10117B Make this easy little hat, inspired by snowflakes and stars.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Newborn, Child (Multiple Sizes)
6-12 months (12-18 months, 24 months) Circumference 14 (16, 18) in. (35.5 (40.5, 46) cm)
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: None

MATERIALS

5400-556 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Green Eucalyptus

Mint green


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Note: (A)

5400-500 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Bakery Box White

Crisp white


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Note: (B)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 5
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 7
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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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GAUGE:
20 sts + 25 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) with larger needles over 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 (over a multiple of 4 sts) Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT With smaller needles and A, cast on 72 (80, 88) sts.

Divide sts onto 3 needles and 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, being careful not to twist sts.Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from beg.





Change to larger needles.

Note: To change to larger double pointed needles, just exchange one needle at a time as you work the next rnd.

Work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures 4 (4 1/2, 5) in.

(10 (11.5, 12.5) cm) from beg.

Shape Top of Hat Next (Decrease) Rnd: (K6 (8,9), k2tog) around - 63 (72, 80) sts rem.

Knit one rnd.

Next (Decrease) Rnd: (K7 (7,8), k2tog) around - 56 (64, 72) sts rem.

Knit one rnd.

Next (Decrease) Rnd: (K6, k2tog) around - 49 (56, 63) sts.

Knit one rnd.

Next (Decrease) Rnd: (K5, k2tog) around - 42 (48, 54) sts.

Knit one rnd.

Next (Decrease) Rnd: (K4, k2tog) around - 35 (40, 45) sts.

Knit one rnd.

Next (Decrease) Rnd: (K3, k2tog) around - 28 (32, 36) sts.

Knit one rnd.

Next (Decrease) Rnd: (K2, k2tog) around - 21 (24, 27) sts.

Knit one rnd.

Next (Decrease) Rnd: (K1, k2tog) around - 14 (16, 18) sts.

Knit one rnd.

Next (Decrease) Rnd: (K2tog) around - 7 (8, 9) sts.Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and gather tightly together.

Fasten off.





FINISHING With B and following chart, embroider large and small duplicate st snowflake motifs as desired onto hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
How to read the label
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
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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