Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Soft Cozy Hat
Lion Brand® Da Vinci
Pattern Number: L10736 Add a fun pop of color to your outfit with a bright hat! The casual style and easy directions make this hat perfect for everyday wear. You'll want to make one in every color!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished circumference About 20 in. (60 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

824-201 Da Vinci Yarn: Sunset Red, burnt orange, and blackened orange
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 10
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Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 11
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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:
About 9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in rnds (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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
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.

NOTES:
1. Hat is worked in the rnd on double pointed needles (dpns), so no sewing is needed! Smaller size needles are used for the ribbed portion of the Hat.
2. When knitting in the round on dpns your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the 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
With smaller needles, cast on 44 sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 11 sts on each needle.

Place marker for beg of rnd.Join by working the first st on the 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 until piece measures about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg.
Note: In the next rnd, you will be instructed to change to larger needles.

To change to larger needles, just work the next rnd with larger needles, working the sts from each of the smaller needles in turn.
Change to larger needles and work in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) until piece measures about 8 1/2 in.

(21.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K8, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 40 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K6, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 35 sts.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K5, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 30 sts.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K4, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 25 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 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
WS = wrong side
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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