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New Moon Hat
Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern Number: L10601 Watch the colors of Amazing develop as you knit this hat in a series of purled ridges worked from the bottom up.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 17 in. (43 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

825-203 Amazing Yarn: Wildflowers

Light green, lavender, dusty pink, and blue


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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rnds = 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:
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.



STITCH PATTERN
K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:
1. Hat is worked from lower edge up to crown (top of Hat), in the rnd on double-pointed needles.
2. The Hat circumference is designed to be smaller than you head - the Hat will stretch to fit.


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.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
Cast on 68 sts.

Divide sts onto 4 dpns (17 sts on each needle).

Place marker for beginning 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 rnds for 4 rnds.
Beg Welt Pattern
Rnd 1 (Increase Rnd): *K2, M1; rep from * to end of rnd - 102 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 2 and 3: Knit.
Rnds 4-6: Purl.
Rnds 7-9: Knit.
Rnds 10-27: Rep Rnds 4-9 three times.
Rnds 28-30: Rep Rnds 4-6 once.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Rnd 31 (Decrease Rnd): (K49, k2tog) twice - 100 sts.
Rnd 32 (Decrease Rnd): *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 80 sts.
Rnd 33: Knit.
Rnds 34-36: Purl.
Rnd 37 (Decrease Rnd): *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 60 sts.
Rnds 38 and 39: Knit.
Rnds 40 and 41: Purl.
Rnd 42 (Decrease Rnd): *P1, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 40 sts.
Rnds 43-45: Knit.
Rnd 46: Purl.
Rnd 47 (Decrease Rnd): *P2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 20 sts.
Rnd 48: Purl.
Rnds 49 and 50: Knit.
Rnd 51 (Decrease Rnd): *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 10 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
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
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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