Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Sparkle Crochet Hat
Lion Brand® Keppi
Pattern Number: L32138B
Whether crocheted or knit, the hat will vary in finished length according to your tension.

Therefore the pattern states to work even until almost all the yarn is used.

The largest size will be shorter in length than the smallest size because more stitches have been cast on or chained in the beginning.

To make a longer hat or a slouch hat, we suggest purchasing an additional ball. Crochet this fun and pop colored hat using Keppi, our newest, self-striping novelty yarn. Click here to see it in other colorways and sizes.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
Circumference 14 (16, 17, 18, 19) in. (35.5 (40.5, 43, 45.5, 48.5) cm), to fit approximately 6-12 months (1-2 years(s), 2-5 years, 5-7 years, 7-12 years)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 13, 2014)
SIZES Circumference 14 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20) in. (35.5 (40.5, 43, 45.5, 48.5, 51) cm), to fit approximately 6-12 months (1-2 years(s), 2-5 years, 5-7 years, 7-12 years, Adult Small) HAT Leaving a long beg tail, very loosely ch 51 (59, 63, 67, 69, 73). Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 50 (58, 62, 66, 68, 72) sts. Top of Hat Decrease Round: ([Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch and draw up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook) around - 25 (29, 31, 33, 34, 36) sts.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

615-301 Keppi Sparkle: Grape Jelly

Medium purple, dark purple, lavendar, and bluish purple


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.49

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

GAUGE:
14 1/2 half double crochet = 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT Leaving a long beg tail, very loosely ch 51 (59, 63, 67, 69).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 50 (58, 62, 66, 68) sts.

Note: Place marker in last st, you will now be working in rnds, this will be the beg of rnd marker.

Move the marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 1: Being careful not to twist sts, sc in first st of Row 1 and each st around.

Rnds 2 and 3: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 4: Hdc in each st around.

Repeat Rnd 4 until almost all yarn has been used.

Top of Hat Decrease Rnd:([Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch and draw up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook) around - 25 (29, 31, 33, 34) sts.

Remove marker and fasten off.

Thread ending tail through last rnd, pull tight and knot securely.



FINISHING Thread both of the yarn strands of pompom into yarn needle and weave to inside of the top of Hat, then through pompom - this stitch stabilizes the pompom.

Draw strands back through to wrong side of Hat and knot securely.

Use beg yarn tail to sew ends of Row 1 together.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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