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Urban Blizzard Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32233

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 20 in. (51 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Finished Height About 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm)



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16 sts + 22 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds. 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.

sk2pSlip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over - 2 sts decreased.

PATTERN STITCH K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 2 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 Fair Isle colorwork in the rnd, using 2 colors per rnd, beg at lower edge.


Earflaps are worked separately in Fair Isle colorwork and sewn to Hat.


Fair Isle patterns are worked following Charts.

When following Charts and working in the rnd, read Chart from right to left on every rnd.

When following charts and working in rows, read Chart from right to left on RS rows and from left to right on WS rows.


Carry color not in use across WS of work.

Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.


HAT With circular needle and A, cast on 80 sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd and 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.

Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds around for 7 rnds.

Knit 4 rnds.

Change to B.

With B, knit 2 rnds.

Change to A.

With A, knit 2 rnds.

Begin Fair Isle Pattern Continuing in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd), work Rows 1-13 of Chart 1.

With A, knit 2 rnds.

Change to B.

With B, knit 2 rnds.

Change to A.

With A, knit 2 rnds.

Shape Crown Note: When sts have been sufficiently decreased, switch to double pointed needles (dpns), dividing sts as evenly as possible among 3 or 4 dpn.

Rnd 1 (Dec Rnd): *K6, k2tog; rep from * around – 70 sts.

Rnd 2 and all even rnds: Knit.

Rnd 3 (Dec Rnd): *K5, k2tog; rep from * around – 60 sts.

Rnd 5 (Dec Rnd): *K4, k2tog; rep from * around – 50 sts.

Rnd 7 (Dec Rnd): *K3, k2tog; rep from * around – 40 sts.

Rnd 9 (Dec Rnd): *K2, k2tog; rep from * around – 30 sts.

Rnd 11 (Dec Rnd): *K1, k2tog; rep from * around – 20 sts.

Rnd 13 (Dec Rnd): (K2tog) around – 10 sts.

Rnd 14: Knit.

Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.

EARFLAPS (make 2) With A, cast on 17 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K4, place marker (pm), k9, pm, k4.

Row 2: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Begin Fair Isle Pattern Rows 5-8: Rep Rows 1 and 2, working Chart 2 between markers.

Row 9 (Dec Row): K2, k2tog, k1, work Row 5 of Chart 2 between markers, k1, k2tog, k2 – 15 sts at the end of this row.

Row 10: K2, p2, removing markers, work Row 6 of Chart 2, p2, k2.

Row 11: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 – 13 sts.

Row 12: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep Rows 11 and 12 until 7 sts rem.

Next Row: K2, p3, k2.

Next Row: K2, sk2p, k2.

Next Row: K2, p1, k2.

Next Row: K1, sk2p, k1.

Next Row: Knit.

Bind off.

FINISHING Sew Earflaps to lower edge of Hat.

Cut 2 strands of A and 1 of B each about 35 in.

(89 cm) long.

Holding all 3 strands tog, fold in half and tie one Pom to folded end.

Divide strands into 3 groups of 2 strands each and braid.

Knot ends and sew to lower edge of Earflap.Rep for other Earflap.

Tie rem Pom to top of hat.

Weave in ends.

k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)

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