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Perfectly Simple Crochet Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L32153E

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes), Adult (Multiple Sizes)
Child S (Child M/L, Adult S/M, Adult L) Finished Circumference About 16 (18 1/2, 21, 22) in. (40.5 (47, 53.5, 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

640-149 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Charcoal

Dark gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
6 1/2 sc = 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:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

FPDC (front post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Skip st behind the FPDC.

NOTES:
1.

Band is worked in the rnd with RS always facing, do not turn.

2.

Hat is worked in rnds, turning at the end of every rnd.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT BAND Ch 26 (30, 34, 36).

Being careful not to twist, join with sl st in first ch to make a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, (counts as first hdc), hdc in next ch and in each ch around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.

Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed – 26 (30, 34, 36) sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, (counts as first hdc), *FPDC in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * to last st, FPDC in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-2.

FOR ADULT SIZES ONLY Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2.

HAT Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc into each st around.

Rnds 2: Ch1, turn, working into sps between sts, sc into each sp around, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rep Rnd 2 until 7 (7, 8, 9) rnds have been completed.

Shape Crown (top of Hat) Dec Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, working into sps between sts, *sc2tog, sc into next 3 sps; rep from * 4 (4, 5, 5) more times, sc in each sp to end of rnd, join with sl st in beg ch – 21 (25, 28, 30) sts.

Dec Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, working into sps between sts, *sc2tog, sc into next 2 sps; rep from * 4 (4, 5, 5) more times, sc into each sp to end of rnd, join with sl st in beg ch – 16 (20, 22, 24) sts.

Dec Rnd 3: Ch1, turn, working into sps between sts, *sc2tog, sc into next sp; rep from * 4 (4, 5, 5) more times, sc into each sp to end of rnd, join with sl st in beg ch – 11 (15, 16, 18) sts.

Dec Rnd 4: Ch1, turn, working into sps between sts, sc2tog to last 1 (1, 0, 0) sp, sc in next 1 (1, 0, 0) sp.

Fasten off leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through sts of lst rnd and pull to gather.

Knot securely.

FINISHING 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
st(s) = stitch(es)


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