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Crochet Striped Hat With Earflaps
Lion Brand® Jamie®
Pattern Number: L20016

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference 17 in. (43 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

881-106 Jamie Yarn: Little Boy Blue

Periwinkle blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 2.29
Note: (A)

881-157 Jamie Yarn: Sunshine

Light yellow


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Note: (B)

881-108 Jamie Yarn: Blue Bonnet

Sky blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 2.29
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30


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

GAUGE:
18 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. 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:
hdc3tog (hdc 3 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 7 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1. Earflaps are worked first, back and forth in rows.

Hat is worked in joined rnds, beg at top of Earflaps.
2. Color is changed every other row/rnd as in Stripe Pattern.
3. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st.

Carry colors not in use up side of Earflap or inside of Hat.

Take care to cover carried strands when working edging.


INSTRUCTIONS



STRIPE PATTERN
Work 2 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with C.

Rep these 6 rows for Stripe Pattern.



LEFT EARFLAP
With A, ch 4.
Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first hdc), 2 hdc in last ch - 4 hdc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st - 6 sts at the end of this row.
Change to B.
Row 3: With B, ch 2 (counts as hdc in this row and in all following rows), turn, hdc in first st (increase made), hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 8 sts.
Row 4: With B, rep Row 2 - 10 sts.
Change to C.
Rows 5 and 6: With C, rep Rows 3 and 4 - 14 sts at the end of Row 6.
Change to A.
Continue to change color every other row as in Stripe Pattern.
Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 3 and 4 - 18 sts at the end of Row 8.
Row 9: Rep Row 3 - 20 sts.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st - 21 sts.
Row 11: Rep Row 3 - 23 sts.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st across.
Row 13: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 24 sts.
Rows 14-17: Rep Rows 12 and 13 twice - 26 sts at the end of Row 17.
Row 18: Rep Row 2 - 28 sts.
Fasten off.



RIGHT EARFLAP
With A, ch 4.
Rows 1-9: Work same as Rows 1-9 of Left Earflap - 20 sts at the end of Row 9.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across - 21 sts.
Row 11: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st (increase made), hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 23 sts.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st across.
Row 13: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, hdc in each st across - 24 sts.
Rows 14-17: Rep Rows 12 and 13 twice - 26 sts at the end of Row 17.
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st - 28 sts.
Fasten off.



HAT
Continue to change color every other rnd as in Stripe Pattern.
Joining Rnd (RS): With RS facing, join A with sl st in first st of Left Earflap, ch 2 (counts as hdc in this rnd and in all following rnds), hdc in same st, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st, ch 15 for front edge of Hat; working across Right Earflap, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 75 sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Next Rnd: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rep last 2 rnds 5 more times.
Shape Crown (Top of Hat)
Decrease Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 6 sts, (hdc3tog, hdc in next 12 sts) 4 times, hdc3tog, hdc in next 5 sts; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 65 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Decrease Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 5 sts, (hdc3tog, hdc in next 10 sts) 4 times, hdc3tog, hdc in next 4 sts; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 55 sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Decrease Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, (hdc3tog, hdc in next 8 sts) 4 times, hdc3tog, hdc in next 3 sts; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 45 sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Decrease Rnd 4: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 3 sts, (hdc3tog, hdc in next 6 sts) 4 times, hdc3tog, hdc in next 2 sts; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 35 sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Decrease Rnd 5: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 2 sts, (hdc3tog, hdc in next 4 sts) 4 times, hdc3tog, hdc in next st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 25 sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Decrease Rnd 6: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st, (hdc3tog, hdc in next 2 sts) 4 times, hdc3tog; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 15 sts.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING
Edging
Rnd 1 (RS): With RS facing, join C with sl st in lower edge at back seam, work 120 sc evenly spaced around lower edge of Hat; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.



Ties
With RS facing, join B with sl st at beginning of lower edge of Earflap.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 4 sc evenly spaced across lower edge of Earflap.
Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Change to A.
Rows 11-20: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Change to C.
Rows 21-30: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.
Rep to work Tie on opposite Earflap.



Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
p3tog = purl 3 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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