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The Sports Nut Hat
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: L32125 Knit your favorite sports fan this beanie. While you're at it knit a matching dog sweater for his best friend. This is part of our 12 Dogs of Christmas series. To see all projects, click here.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 20 in. (51 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes



135-174 Hometown USA Yarn: Grand Rapids Green

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Emerald and white twist

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9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) with 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.

PATTERN STITCH K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (over even number of sts) Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.


Hat is worked in rnds on double pointed needles, changing color following Stripe Sequence.


To prevent a 'jog' when working stripes in the rnd, sl the first st of the second rnd worked in each new color.


When changing color, cut old color, do not carry it up the WS of your work.


STRIPE SEQUENCE Work *6 rnds with A, 3 rnds with B; repeat from * for Stripe Sequence.

HAT With smaller needles and A, cast on 44 sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles with 11 sts on each needle.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

With A, work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 6 rnds.

Change to St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) and work in Stripe Sequence, slipping the first st of the 2nd rnd worked in each new color, until piece measures about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg.

Change to larger needles and continue in St st and Stripe Sequence until piece measures about 12 in.

(30.5 cm) from beg.

Last Rnd: Knit 2 sts together around – 22 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.

FINISHING Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

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