Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Loopy Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour® - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L10731 Crocheted with strands of Vanna's Choice and Vanna's Glamour held together, this loopy hat makes a sparkling statement and is a great project for kids, teens and winter sports fans.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 20 in. (51 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Finished Length About 7 in. (18 cm).

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

861-149 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Moonstone

Taupe-gray with silver sparkle


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (A)

860-099 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Linen

Dusty off-white, almost gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Piece of cardboard 2 1/2 x 4 in. (6.5 x 10 cm)
GAUGE:
9 Loop sts = 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:
Loop st Form a loop in back of work by wrapping the working yarn over index finger, and then bringing yarn towards work again.

Hold looped index finger about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) away from work, insert hook into next st, catch both strands of loop with hook and draw both through (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

NOTES:
1. Hat is worked from lower edge up to crown (top of Hat) with 1 strand each of A and B held tog.


2. First row of Hat is joined into a rnd.

The remainder of the Hat is worked in continuous rnds.

Do not join at the ends of rnds.
3. Hat is worked in Loop st.

Loop st isn't difficult, but may be a new technique for you.

We strongly encourage you to make a swatch before beginning the Hat, both to check your gauge and to become familiar with the Loop st.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, ch 90.
Row 1: Loop st in 2nd ch from hook, *sk 1 ch, Loop st in next ch; rep from * across; taking care not to twist sts, sl st in first st to join into a circle - 45 Loop sts at the end of this rnd.

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

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Loop st in each st around.
Rep Rnd 2 until piece measures 5 in.

(12.5 cm) from beg.



Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Next Rnd: *Loop st in next 4 sts, sk 1 st; rep from * around - 36 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: *Loop st in next 3 sts, sk 1 st; rep from * around - 27 sts.
Next Rnd: Rep Rnd 2.
Next Rnd: *Loop st in next 2 sts, sk 1 st; rep from * around - 18 sts.
Next Rnd: Rep Rnd 2.
Next Rnd: *Loop st in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * around - 9 sts.


Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING
Pom-pom
Cut four 12 in.

(30.5 cm) lengths of B and set aside.

With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, *wind yarn 20 times around shorter side of cardboard.

Slide a strand of B under wraps and knot tightly around loops, slide loops carefully off cardboard; rep from * 3 more times to make 4 bundles of yarn.

Gather the bundles in your hand and knot the B strands tog.

With B strands, tie pom-pom to Hat.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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