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Lofty Pom-Pom Hat
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Lofty Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10140 Thick and warm, this quick to knit hat is designed to keep you cozy all winter long. Luxurious warmth makes this hat in Martha Stewart Crafts Lofty Wool Blend a coveted gift, and the pattern's thick needles make it a great gift to knit in a hurry.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
FINISHED CIRCUMFERENCE About 19 in. (48.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

5100-598 Martha Stewart Crafts Lofty Wool Blend: Snowdrift Light cream
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.98

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Pom pom Maker
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles size 13 (9 mm), set of 5
GAUGE:
6 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 EXPLANATION
K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
Cast on 28 sts and divide sts onto 4 needles.

Place marker for beg of rnd and join by working first st on left hand needle with working yarn from right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.
Work in k2 p2 rib for 5 rnds.
Work in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures 6 in.

from beg.
Shape Top of Hat
Next Rnd: *K5, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 24 sts.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K4, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 20 sts.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K3, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 16 sts.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K2, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 12 sts.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 8 sts.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 4 sts.
Cut yarn leaving a tail.
Pull tail through remaining 4 sts to gather tightly and fasten off.



FINISHING
Following package instructions, make a pom-pom and tie to top of hat.
Weave in ends.



ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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