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Quick Cushy Hat And Cowl Set
Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L32123 This slouchy hat and cowl made in Homespun Thick and Quick is perfect for when the nights start getting below freezing.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
HAT Finished Circumference About 23 in. (58.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes COWL Finished Circumference About 28 in. (71 cm) Finished Height About 10 in. (25.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 12, 2014)
COWL With B A, leaving a long beg tail, ch 63. … FINISHING Use beg yarn tail to sew small gap between first and last st of first rnd closed. With A B, work a row of Surface Sl st in the first rnd of Cowl.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

792-408 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Wild Fire

'Painterly' color Burnt sienna, gold, and green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.99
Note: (A)

792-410 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Herb Garden

'Painterly' color Cool medium green with red and brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
8 sts (4 dc and 4 ch-1 sps) + 6 rnds = about 4 in. (10 cm). 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:
dc2tog-over-3 (dc 2 together worked over 3 sts)Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, skip next ch-1 sp, yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.



TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION Surface Slip Stitch 1.

Make a slip knot, but do not place it on hook.

2.

Insert hook from RS to WS through crochet fabric.

3.

Place the slip knot on hook and draw loop to RS (keep beg tail and working yarn on WS).

4.

*Insert hook from RS to WS through fabric a short distance from last insertion location, yarn over, draw loop through fabric and through loop on hook (surface sl st made); rep from * inserting hook, as desired, to create surface pattern.

5.

Fasten off.

Note: To end a section of surface sl sts.

Remove hook from loop and take hook to WS.

Insert hook from WS to RS, place loop on hook, draw loop through to WS.

Cut yarn.

Draw tail through final loop and pull tight.

NOTES:
1.

Hat and Cowl are worked in joined rnds with RS facing at all times.

Do not turn at end of rnds.

2.

First rows of Hat and cowl are worked then joined into a rnd.

This makes it easier to avoid twisting the sts.

Use beg yarn tail to sew gap between first and last st of first row together.

3.

When you see '-12 sts' in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row or rnd.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT With A, leaving a long beg yarn tail, ch 51.

Rnd 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc and ch 1), *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across; join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch to form a ring - 24 dc and 24 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.

Rep last rnd until piece measures about 8 in.

(20.5 cm) from beg.

Shape Crown (Top of Hat) Next Rnd: Ch 4, sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3 (working over next 2 dc, skipping the ch-1 sp between the 2 dc), *(ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 20 dc and 20 ch-1 sps.

Next Rnd: Ch 4, sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3 (working over next 2 dc, skipping the ch-1 sp between the 2 dc), *(ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 16 dc and 16 ch-1 sps.

Next Rnd: Ch 4, sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3 (working over next 2 dc, skipping the ch-1 sp between the 2 dc), *(ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 12 dc and 12 ch-1 sps.

Next Rnd: Ch 4, sk first ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3 (working over next 2 dc, skipping the ch-1 sp between the 2 dc), *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 8 dc and 8 ch-1 sps.

Next Rnd: Ch 2, sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc (beg ch-2 and following dc count as first dc2tog-over 3), *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc2tog-over-3; rep from * to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in first dc - 4 dc and 4 ch-1 sps.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through sts and ch-sps of last rnd and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING Use beg yarn tail to sew small gap between first and last st of first rnd closed.

With B, work a row of Surface Sl st in each of the first 2 rnds of Hat.

Weave in ends.



COWL With B, leaving a long beg tail, ch 63.

Rnd 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc and ch 1), *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across; join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch to form a ring - 30 dc and 30 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.

Rep last rnd until piece measures about 10 in.

(25.5 cm) from beg.

Fasten Off.



FINISHING Use beg yarn tail to sew small gap between first and last st of first rnd closed.

With A, work a row of Surface Sl st in the first rnd of Cowl.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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