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Lush Warm Hat
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Glitter Eyelash - Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10440

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm) Note: Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

5800-544 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Glitter Eyelash Yarn: Purple Sapphire

Lavender purple with silver glitter


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 16.47
Note: (A)

5400-544 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Lilac

Cool light purple


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49
Note: (B)

Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 11
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 6.95


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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
Circular knitting needle size 11 (8 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
11 sts = 4 in. (10cm) over St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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.

NOTES:
Hat is worked with 1 strand each of A and B held tog.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With circular needle and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 54 sts.

Place marker for beginning 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.
Knit 1 rnd.
Purl 7 rnds.
Knit 7 rnds.
Purl 7 rnds.
Knit 1 rnd.
Shape Crown (Top of Hat)
Note: When sts have been sufficiently decreased, change to double pointed needles.
Next Rnd: *K2tog, k7; rep from * to end of rnd - 48 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K2tog, k2; rep from * to end of rnd - 36 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 18 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 9 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.
Earflaps
From RS, pick up and k14 sts anywhere along cast-on edge.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 7 rows.
Decrease Row (RS): P2tog, p to last 2 sts, p2tog - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Work in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS) for 6 rows.
Work in St st for 7 rows.
Work in Rev St st for 7 rows.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Next Row: (K2tog, k3) twice, k2tog-9 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: (K2tog) twice, k1, (k2tog) twice - 5 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: K2tog, k1, k2tog - 3 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: P3tog - 1 st remains.
Cut yarn, leaving a 14 in.

(35.5 cm) tail.

Draw tail through last st to fasten off.

Do not cut.

Cut a 28 in.

(71 cm) length each of A and B.

Pull length through tip of earflap.

Divide strands and remaining tail into 3 groups of one A and one B strand each.

Braid the 3 groups for 8 in.

(20.5 cm).

Knot the end and trim.

Measure 7 in.

(18 cm) from one side of earflap (front of hat) then pick up and knit 14 sts along cast-on edge and work 2nd earflap in same way.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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