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Lion Tamer/Safari Hat
Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Pattern Number: L10580 Make this fun circus-inspired hat for Halloween! Pair it with our baby Lion Mane for a parent/child or sibling costume idea! Designed by Christen Haden.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 22 in. (56 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

480-098 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn : Almond

Soft, natural white


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.47
Note: (A)

480-158 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Mustard

Medium muted orange-yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.49
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

GAUGE:
12 sc + 14 rows = 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Hat is worked in joined rnds from the top down.

Join at the end of each rnd, but do not turn.

2.

After Brim is worked, it is folded and secured to form a double layer.

3.

Hat is embellished with a Band and a ‘Button’.

Band and ‘Button’ are sewn to Hat with decorative backstitches, worked in contrasting color.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT

With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1 (RS): Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first sc – 6 sc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc – 12 sc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 18 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 24 sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 30 sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 36 sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 42 sc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 48 sc.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 15 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 51 sc.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 16 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 54 sc.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 17 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 57 sc.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 18 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 60 sc.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 19 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 63 sc.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 20 sts) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc – 66 sc.

Rnds 15–23: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.



Brim Rnd 24: Ch 1, working in front loops only, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sc.

Rnd 25: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 11 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 78 sc.

Rnd 26: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 12 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 84 sc.

Rnd 27: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 13 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 90 sc.

Rnd 28: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 14 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 96 sc.

Rnd 29: Ch 1, (work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 15 sts) 6 times; join with sl st in first sc – 102 sc.

Rnd 30: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 31 (Foldline): Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 32: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 15 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last 9 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 96 sc.

Rnd 33: Ch 1, sc in first 13 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 14 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last st; join with sl st in first sc – 90 sc.

Rnd 34: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last 9 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 84 sc.

Rnd 35: Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last 2 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 78 sc.

Rnd 36: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last 9 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 72 sc.

Rnd 37: Ch 1, sc in first 7 sts, sc2tog, (sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog) 5 times, sc in last 3 sts; join with sl st in first sc – 66 sc.

Fold brim along foldline to the inside of Hat, along Rnd 31, matching the sts of Rnd 37 to the unworked back loops of Rnd 23.

Rnd 38: Working through both thicknesses, and inserting hook into next st of Rnd 37 and corresponding back loop of Rnd 23, sl st in each st around.

Fasten off.



Reinforce Brim Flatten brim thoroughly, matching the sts of the top layer and the bottom layer.

Work from top side of brim, and begin in any st of the rnd below the foldline.

Hold working yarn on underside of brim.





Sl St Rnd: Insert empty hook through both layers, from topside to underside; leaving a long tail, yarn over and draw loop through to topside, *insert hook through both layers of next st, yarn over and draw loop through to top side and through loop on hook (sl st made); repeat from * around.

Fasten off.



Note: For additional reinforcement, work Sl St Rnd around additional rnds of brim, as desired.



BAND With A, ch 70.

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last ch, (sc, dc, ch 2, sl st in dc just made, dc, sc) in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next 68 ch.

Fasten off.



‘BUTTON’ With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 11 dc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first dc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Wrap Band around Hat, just above brim.

With B, backstitch Band to Hat, sewing all the way around both long edges of the Band.

With B, back stitch ‘Button’ to top of Hat, sewing all the way around the edge of the ‘Button’.







Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sl st = slip stitch


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