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Starfire Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L10611 Adorable for any child or child at heart, this pointed hat adds a cute, whimsical flare to any winter's day. Plus, it's perfect for that last-minute gnome Halloween costume.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Child's 2-6 yrs Finished Circumference About 18 in. (45.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Finished Height About 12 in. (30.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-180 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Cranberry

Deep red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 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:
10 sc = 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 2 sts together) 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:
If you find it difficult to join the beg ch into a ring without twisting the ch, Rnd 1 can be worked as a row, then joined into a rnd, as follows: Leaving a long beg tail, ch 46, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; join with sl st in first sc-45 sc at the end of this rnd.

Use beg tail to sew gap at base of first row closed.

Proceed to Rnd 2.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT Ch 45, taking care not to twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Sc in each ch around; at end of rnd, do not join - 45 sc at the end of this rnd.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Note: Work in continuous rnds; do not join at the end of rnds.

Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.

Rep last rnd until piece measures about 4 in.

(10 cm) from beg.

Shape Crown Rnd 1: *Sc in next 7 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around - 40 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 2-4: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around - 35 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 6 and 7: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around - 30 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around - 25 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 11-13: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 14: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around - 20 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 15 and 16: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 17: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around - 15 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 18: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 19: *Sc in next sc, sc2tog; rep from * around - 10 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 20-22: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 23: *Sc2tog; rep from * around - 5 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 24 and 25: Sc in each sc around.Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.





FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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