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Sunspot Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern Number: L10609

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

861-149 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Moonstone

Taupe-gray with silver sparkle


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.38

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
19 sc + 23 rnds = 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 decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1. Hat is worked in continuous rnds, beginning at crown (top of Hat).

Do not join and do not turn at end of rnds.

The band is worked in joined rnds.


2. To shape the band, a line of surface sl sts are worked around the Hat, between the body of Hat and the band.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; do not join, work in continuous rnds.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around - 18 sts.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around - 30 sts.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around - 36 sts.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around - 42 sts.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * around - 48 sts.
Rnd 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around - 54 sts.
Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around - 60 sts.
Rnd 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around - 66 sts.
Rnd 12: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * around - 72 sts.
Rnd 13: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts; rep from * around - 78 sts.
Rnd 14: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts; rep from * around - 84 sts.
Rnd 15: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts; rep from * around - 90 sts.
Rnd 16: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 sts; rep from * around - 96 sts.
Rnd 17: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts; rep from * around - 102 sts.
Rnd 18: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts; rep from * around - 108 sts.
Rnd 19: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 17 sts; rep from * around - 114 sts.
Rnd 20: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts; rep from * around - 120 sts.
Rnd 21: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts; rep from * around - 126 sts.
Rnd 22: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 20 sts; rep from * around - 132 sts.
Place a marker in this st to mark it as the last increase rnd.
This marker is in addition to the beg of rnd marker; do not move this marker up.
Rnd 23: Sc in each st around.
Rep Rnd 23 until piece measures about 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm) from marker placed in Rnd 22.
Remove Rnd 22 marker.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *Sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts; rep from * around - 126 sts.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *Sc2tog, sc in next 19 sts; rep from * around - 120 sts.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *Sc2tog, sc in next 18 sts; rep from * around - 114 sts.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *Sc2tog, sc in next 17 sts; rep from * around - 108 sts.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *Sc2tog, sc in next 16 sts; rep from * around - 102 sts.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *Sc2tog, sc in next 15 sts; rep from * around - 96 sts.
Next Rnd: Sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Band
Next (Increase) Rnd: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 108 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Next (Increase) Rnd: Ch 1, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 120 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next 2 Rnds: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Next Rnd: Sl st in each st around; join with sl st in first st.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Work surface sl st around Hat as follows:
1.

Make a slip knot, but do not place it on hook.
2.

Insert hook from RS to WS through Hat anywhere along first increase rnd for band.
3.

Place the slip knot on hook and draw loop to RS.
4.

*Insert hook from RS to WS through Hat just slightly to the left of last st, yarn over, draw loop through fabric and through loop on hook (surface sl st made); rep from * around entire circumference of Hat.
To end, slip hook from last loop.

With hook on WS of Hat, draw loop through to WS.

Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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