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Moonglow Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern Number: L10590 Knit with horizontal knit and purl rows, this hat has a stylish slouch to it that makes it a perfect addition to your winter or fall wardrobe.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 20 in. (51 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

861-150 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Platinum

Medium silver gray with metallic silver


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GAUGE:
24 sts and 30 rows = 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:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

NOTES:
1. Hat is worked from the lower edge up to the 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 are decreased to shape crown (top of Hat).
3. When knitting in the round on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles.

If you are working with a set of 4 dpn, your sts should be divided among 3 needles.

If you are working with a set of 5 dpn, your sts should be divided among 4 needles.

The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using - this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical 'tube' of knitting.
4. If you prefer, the entire Hat can be worked on double-pointed needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With circular needle, cast on 120 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 St st in the rnd (k every rnd) for 6 rnds.
Beg Welt Pattern
Rnds 1-4: Purl.
Rnds 5-7: Knit.
Rnds 8-11: Purl.
Rnd 12: Knit.
Rnd 13 (Increase Rnd): *K2, M1; rep from * to end of rnd - 180 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 14: Knit.
Rnds 15-42: Rep Rnds 1-7 four times.
Rnds 43-47: Rep Rnds 8-12.
Rnd 48 (Decrease Rnd): *K8, k2tog, place marker; rep from * to last 10 sts, k8, k2tog - 162 sts at the end of this rnd.
Note: Markers are used to indicate decrease (k2tog) locations.

The beg of rnd marker serves as the last decrease location marker.

In rnds that do not include decreases, slip markers as you come to them.
Rnd 49: Knit.
Rnds 50-53: Purl 4 rnds.
Rnd 54: Knit.
Rnd 55 (Decrease Rnd): *Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker; rep from * to end of rnd - 144 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 56-69: Rep Rnds 49-55 twice - 108 sts at the end of Rnd 69.
Rnd 70: Change from circular needle to double pointed needles (dpns), as follows: With first dpn, k27; with 2nd dpn, k27; with 3rd dpn, k27; with 4th dpn, k27.
Set the circular needle aside and work with dpns only.
Rnds 71-76: Rep Rnds 50-55 - 90 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 77-97: Rep Rnds 49-55 three times, remove markers as you work Rnd 97 - 36 sts at the end of Rnd 97.
Rnds 98-103: Rep Rnds 49-54.
Rnd 104 (Decrease Rnd): *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 18 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 105-111: Rep Rnds 98-104 - 9 sts at the end of Rnd 111.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
Pm = place marker
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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