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Slouchy Stripe Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L32195D This beanie will suit any guy or girl who loves to keep up with the latest trends.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
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

640-114 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Denim

Medium denim blue


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

640-402 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Wheat

Cream with natural black fibers


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.49
Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1
Note: (B)

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


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

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:
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.

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.

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.

3.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the st.

4.

Do not cut yarn between rnds, just carry unused color up inside of Hat.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT BAND Note: Each dc of Rnd 1 of the Band is worked around (rather than in) a ch, to create a tidy edge.

With A, 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), dc around (rather than in) the next ch, *hdc in next ch, dc around next ch; rep from * 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), do NOT turn, FPDC in next dc, *hdc in next hdc, FPDC in next dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch-2.

FOR ADULT SIZES ONLY Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2.



HAT Change to B.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around.

Rep Rnd 2, alternating A and B colors every 2 rnds, until 12 (12, 14, 14) rnds have been completed.

Shape Crown (top of Hat) Notes: 1.

Shaping instructions are specific for each size.

2.

While working crown shaping, continue to work in stripe sequence of 2 rnds of each color.



Child S Dec Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch - 21 sts.

Dec Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch - 16 sts.

Dec Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch - 11 sts.

Dec Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch - 6 sts.



Child M/L Dec Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in turning ch - 24 sts.

Dec Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in turning ch - 18 sts.

Dec Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next sc, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in turning ch - 12 sts.

Dec Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in turning ch - 6 sts.



Adult S/M Dec Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from *to last 4 sts, sc in last 2 sts, sc2tog; join with sl st in turning ch - 27 sts.

Dec Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, sc in next sc, sc2tog, join with sl st in turning ch - 20 sts.

Dec Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, join with sl st in turning ch - 14 sts.

Dec Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc2tog around, join with sl st in turning ch - 7 sts.



Adult L Dec Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch - 29 sts.

Dec Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch - 22 sts.

Dec Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch - 15 sts.

Dec Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc2tog; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, join with sl st in turning ch - 8 sts.



Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Flatten Hat, and with yarn tail, sew the top closed.



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
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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