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Big Dipper Hat
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L10600 Knit in cozy-soft Homespun, this cuffed hat has a thick brim to keep your ears and forehead toasty warm.

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

790-404 Homespun Yarn: Lagoon

'Painterly' color Deep blue, emerald, and chocolate brown


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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
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GAUGE:
16 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in K2, p2 Rib. 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:
1. Hat is worked from lower edge up to crown (top of Hat).
2. Hat is worked in the rnd, beg with a circular needle, then changing to double-pointed needles when sts have been decreased.
3. When knitting in the rnd 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 80 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.
Ribbing (worked in K2, p2 Rib)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep last rnd until piece measures about 10 1/2 in.

(26.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Rnd 1: Change from circular needle to double pointed needles (dpns), as follows: With first dpn, (k2, p2) 5 times; with 2nd dpn, (k2, p2) 5 times; with 3rd dpn, (k2, p2) 5 times; with 4th dpn, (k2, p2) 5 times.

Set the circular needle aside and work with dpns only.
Rnd 2: *K2, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 60 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *K2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 40 sts.
Rnd 5: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 20 sts.
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
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
hdc = half double crochet
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
MC = main color
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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