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Modern Striped Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L10540 Bold and colorful stripes make the simple construction of this cozy hat stand out. Make it in Colonial Blue, Linen and Dusty Green as pictured, or replace those colors with any shade of Vanna's Choice.

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

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen

Dusty off-white, almost gray


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Note: (A)

860-109 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Colonial Blue

Medium blue


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Note: (B)

860-173 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Green

Light muted green


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9
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Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 9
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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:
16 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 STITCH
K2, p2, Rib worked in the rnd (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.



STRIPE SEQUENCE
*With A work 4 rnds, with B work 2 rnds, with A work 1 rnd, with C work 4 rnds, with A work 1 rnd, with B work 4 rnds, with C work 2 rnds; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.



Note: When working Stripe Sequence, carry colors not in use up wrong side of work.

NOTES:
1. Hat is worked from lower edge up to crown (top of Hat).
2. Hat is worked in the round, beg with a circular needle, then changing to double pointed needles (dpns) when sts have been decreased.
3. If you prefer, the entire Hat can be worked on double pointed needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With circular needle and A, cast on 76 sts.
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 and being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd and Stripe Sequence, until piece measures about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from beg.
Work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) and Stripe Sequence until piece measures about 8 1/2 in.

(21.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K10, k2tog; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4 - 70 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Decrease Rnd): *K8, k2tog, place marker (pm); rep from * to end of rnd - 63 sts at the end of this rnd.
Note: You may wish to use different colored markers from beg of rnd marker.
Next Rnd: Knit, changing to double pointed needles (dpn) as follows: With first dpn, k 24 sts from circular needle, with second and third dpn, k16 from circular needle, with fourth dpn, k7, place marker for beg of rnd, then k8 from first dpn.

You will have 3 dpn with 16 sts on each, fourth dpn will have 15 sts.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker; rep from * to end of rnd - 56 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 6 more times - 14 sts when all decreases are completed.
Remove markers while working next rnd.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 7 sts at the end of this rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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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