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Slouch Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - Bonbons
Pattern Number: L32108 This embellished, rolled brim hat will get you thinking about spring in no time. Embroider flowers using Bonbons to give this hat a unique and personalized look. Click here to see it in another colorway and design.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes), Adult (Multiple Sizes)
Child S (Child M/L, Adult S/M, Adult L) Finished circumference 16 (18, 20, 22) in. (40.5 (46, 51, 56) cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-105 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Glacier

Cool light blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.49
Note: (A)

601-650 Bonbons Yarn: Party

Metallic: Sparkling taupe, teal, magenta, dark purple, gold, bronze, red, and copper


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.99
Note: (B)

Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 11
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 6.95


Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 13
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 8.95


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

Additional Materials
Piece of cardboard about 4 in. (10 cm) square for tassel
GAUGE:
9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) with A and larger needles. 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.

NOTES:
1.

Hat is worked in the round on double pointed needles, beg at lower edge.

2.

Embroidery is free form.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT With A and smaller needles, cast on 36 (40, 44, 48) sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles, placing 9 (10, 11, 12) 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.

Work in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures about 2 (2, 3, 3) in.

(5 (5, 7.5, 7.5 cm) from beg.

Change to larger needles.

Continue in St st until piece measures about 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 11 1/2, 12 1/2) in.

(19 (21.5, 29, 32 cm) from beg.

Shape Crown (top of Hat) Decrease Rnd: K2tog around - 18 (20, 22, 24) sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING With B colors as desired, embroider Hat as desired.

In our sample, we embroidered circles in stem stitch and long 'stems' in stem stitch.

We embroidered straight stitch spokes inside some of the circles and worked a French knot in the center.

We embroidered lazy daisy leaves on the stems.

Braid 3 strands of B yarn to make a 16 in.

(40.5 cm) braid, then thread the braid through the top of the Hat.

If desired, tie a tassel to each end of the braid.

Tassel Wrap B color as desired around a 4 in.

(10 cm) piece of cardboard.

Cut 2 lengths of yarn each about 18 in.

(45.5 cm) long.

Fold 1 length in half and draw under strands at top edge of cardboard.

Pull tightly and knot around strands.

Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard.

Use second 18 in.

(45.5 cm) length to wrap strands about 1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) below top knot.

Knot ends of wrap securely, then thread ends into blunt needle and weave into center of tassel.

Use remaining ends from top knot to tie or sew tassel to braid.

Trim tassel ends evenly.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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