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Sparkle Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L10612 Made in Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, this pointed hat is knit from the bottom up with decreases designed to create a cute peaked top.

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

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-103 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Blossom

Light cherry blossom pink


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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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Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles size 13 (9 mm), set of 5
GAUGE:
9 sts = 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.

NOTES:
When knitting in the round 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 40 sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles (10 sts on each needle).

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.
Work in St st in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures 4 in.

(10 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown (top of hat)
Rnd 1: *K6, k2tog; rep from * around - 35 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 2-4: Knit.
Rnd 5: *K5, k2tog; rep from * around - 30 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 6 and 7: Knit.
Rnd 8: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around - 25 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Rnd 10: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around - 20 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 11-13: Knit.
Rnd 14: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around - 15 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 15 and 16: Knit.
Rnd 17: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around -10 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 18-22: Knit.
Rnd 23: *K2tog; rep from * around - 5 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 24 and 25: Knit.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
rsc = reverse single crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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