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Little Dot Hat
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Roving Wool
Pattern Number: L10206

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

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

5200-548 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Roving Wool Yarn: Sea Glass Blue

Turquoise blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.98
Note: (A)

5200-598 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Roving Wool Yarn: Snowdrift

Light cream


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.49
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 10
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Pom pom Maker
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
16 sts = 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:
K2, p2, Rib (worked in the rnd)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib.



Little Dot Pattern
Rnd 1: *K1 with A, k1 with B, rep from * around.
Rnd 2: With A, knit.
Rnd 3: *K1 with B, k1 with A, rep from * around.
Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for Little Dot pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
Note: Carry B across WS of work, do not cut between rnds.
With smaller needles and A, cast on 72 sts.

Divide sts onto 3 or 4 needles.

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.

Place marker for beg of rnd.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 5 in.

(12.5 cm) from beg.
Next Rnd: *K34, k2tog, rep from * once - 70 sts.



Change to larger needles and work in Little Dot pattern until piece measures about 9 in.

(23 cm) from beg, end with a Rnd 1 or 3.
Crown (top of Hat) Shaping
Note: When working crown shaping rnds, continue in the Little Dot pattern.

Adjust the pattern as needed so that B 'dots' are worked on alternate sts.
Next Rnd: With A, knit.
Next Rnd: *K5, k2tog, rep from * around - 60 sts.
Next Rnd: With A, knit.
Next Rnd: *K4, k2tog, rep from * around - 50 sts.
Next Rnd: With A, knit.
Next Rnd: *K3, k2tog, rep from * around - 40 sts.
Next Rnd: With A, knit.
Next Rnd: *K2, k2tog, rep from * around - 30 sts.
Next Rnd: With A, knit.
Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog, rep from * around - 20 sts.
Next Rnd: With A, knit.
Next Rnd: *K2tog, rep from * around - 10 sts.
Cut B.
Next Rnd: With A, knit.
Cut A, leaving a long yarn tail.

Weave tail through remaining sts, gather together and fasten off.



FINISHING
With A, and following package instructions, make a pom-pom.

Tie pom-pom to top of Hat.
Weave in ends.

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


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