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Half Moon Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L10604 Knit this hat up in no time using basic increases, decreases, knits and purls with our popular super bulky yarn, Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.

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

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 27, 2012)
HAT Cast on 38 40 sts. Divide sts onto 4 dpns (9 sts on each of 2 needles and 10 sts on each of 2 4 needles) … Beg Welt Pattern Rnd 1 (Increase Rnd): *K2, M1; rep from * to end of rnd *(K2, M1) 2 times, k3, M1; rep from * 4 more times, (k2, M1) 2 times, k1 - 57 sts at the end of this rnd.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)


640-112 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Raspberry

Rich purplish-pink

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Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles size 13 (9 mm), set of 5
9 sts + 12 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.

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.

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.

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.


Cast on 40 sts.

Divide sts onto 4 dpns (10 sts on each of 4 needles).

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 2 rnds.
Rnd 1 (Increase Rnd): *(K2, M1) 2 times, k3, M1; rep from * 4 more times, (k2, M1) 2 times, k1 - 57 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: Purl.
Rnds 4 and 5: Knit 2 rnds.
Rnds 6-14: Rep Rnds 3-5 three times.
Shape Crown
Rnd 15 (Dec Rnd): P26, p2tog, p to last 2 sts, p2tog - 55 sts.
Rnd 16 (Dec Rnd): *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 44 sts.
Rnd 17: Knit.
Rnd 18: Purl.
Rnd 19: Knit.
Rnd 20 (Dec Rnd): *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 33 sts.
Rnd 21: Purl.
Rnd 22: Knit.
Rnd 23 (Dec Rnd): *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 22 sts.
Rnd 24: Purl.
Rnd 25: Knit.
Rnd 26 (Dec Rnd): *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 11 sts.
Rnd 27: Purl.
Rnd 28: Knit.
Rnd 29 (Dec Rnd): (K2tog) 5 times, k1 - 6 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.

Weave in ends.

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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