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Ballpark Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L10538 A cute crochet version of the classic pom-pom hat, this project can be made in any color of Vanna's Choice. The band of this hat stretches to fit comfortably with very slight negative ease.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 18 in. (48 cm), Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.



860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard

Golden yellow

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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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9 pattern reps = about 4 in. (10 cm). 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.


The band is worked back and forth in rows, then the last row is joined to the first row to form a ring.

The first rnd of the Hat is worked along one long side of band.


Hat is worked in continuous rounds.

Do not join and do not turn at end of rounds.


HAT Band Ch 8.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 7 sc.

Rows 2-70: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.

Hold first and last row together, with sts aligned.

To join band, ch 1, turn, working through both thicknesses, slip st in each st across.

Do not fasten off.

Hat Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), working in ends of rows along long side of band, sk first 2 rows, *hdc in next row, ch 1, sk next row; rep from * around - 35 pattern reps at the end of this rnd.

Place marker in last ch-1 sp for end of rnd.

Move marker up as work progresses.

Rnd 2: Hdc in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, *hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 2 until Hat measures 6 1/2 in.

(16.5 cm) from lower edge of Band.

Crown (Top of Hat) Rnd 1: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 6 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 30 pattern reps.

Rnd 2: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 3: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 5 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 25 pattern reps.

Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 5: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 20 pattern reps.

Rnd 6: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 15 pattern reps.

Rnd 7: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 2 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 10 pattern reps.Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through sts of last rnd and pull to gather.

Knot securely.

FINISHING Pom-Pom Following package directions, make a medium size pom-pom.

Tie pom-pom to top of Hat.

Weave in ends.

ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)

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