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Spotlight Hat
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: L20652 This easy to knit hat uses a rib stitch in the round. Use alternating colors of Hometown USA to create a variety of color combinations.

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



135-400 Hometown USA Yarn: Neon Pink

Electric pink

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Note: (A)

135-099 Hometown USA Yarn: Los Angeles Tan

Neutral beige

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Note: (B)

Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 13
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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.


Hat is worked in rnds, beg at the lower edge.


Do not cut yarn between color changes; simply carry the unused color along the wrong side of your work.


Slipping the first st on Rnds 8 and 10 will help to prevent a 'jog' when changing color.


HAT With A, loosely cast on 40 sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 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.

Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Change to B.

Rnds 2-5: With B, rep Rnd 1 four times.

Change to St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd).

Rnd 6: With B, k to end of rnd.

Rnd 7: With A, k to end of rnd.

Rnd 8: Slip first st, then with A, k to end of rnd.

Rnd 9: With B, k to end of rnd.

Rnd 10: Slip first st, then with B, k to end of rnd.

Rnds 11-13: With B, knit.

Repeat Rnds 7-13 twice more.

Cut A.

Next Rnd: With B, *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 20 sts remain.Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.

FINISHINGWeave in ends.

k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

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