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Quick Cozy Hat
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: L20096 This double-stranded project crochets up quickly!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 20 in. (51 cm), Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

135-114 Hometown USA Yarn: Tampa Spice

Brick red/orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size S-35 'Speed Hook' (19 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 6.99


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

GAUGE:
About 3 1/2 half double crochet stitches = 4 in. (10 cm).
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
half double crochet 2 stitches together (Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 stitch decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Hat is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together.

Wind yarn into 2 separate balls before beginning.

2.

If you find it difficult to join the beginning chain into a ring without twisting the chain, Round 1 can be worked as a row, then joined into a round, as follows: Leaving a long beginning tail, chain 20, half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain - 18 half double crochet at the end of this round.

Use yarn tail to sew gap at beginning closed.

Proceed to Round 2.

3.

The chain 2 at the beginning of each round counts as a stitch and should be counted when you are counting your stitches at the end of each round.

Take care not to work a half double crochet into the stitch at the base of the chain 2, this would cause the total number of stitches in a round to increase.

4.

On the last round of the Hat, stitches are decreased by crocheting 2 stitches together.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT With 2 strands of yarn held together, chain 18.

Being careful not to twist chain; join with slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.

Round 1: Chain 2, half double crochet in each chain around; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain - 18 half double crochet at the end of this round.

Round 2: Chain 2, half double crochet in each stitch around; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain.

Repeat Round 2 until piece measures about 7 in.

(18 cm) from beginning.

Next Round: Chain 2, half double crochet next 2 stitches together, *half double crochet in next stitch, half double crochet next 2 stitches together; repeat from * around; join with slip stitch in top of beginning chain - 12 half double crochet at the end of this round.Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through stitches of last round and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

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