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Slip Stitch Pom Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32257

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes



860-153 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black

True black

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Note: (A)

860-100 Vanna's Choice Yarn: White

Crisp white

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860-132 Vannas Choice Yarn: Radiant Orange

Vibrant tangerine

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860-175 Vannas Choice Yarn: Radiant Lime

Brightest lime green

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The Pom (Single): Tangerine Dream
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15 sts + 24 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. 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.

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION Cable Cast On Make a slip knot on left needle.

Knit 1 st through slip knot, but do not drop slip knot from left needle; transfer new st from right needle to left needle - 2 sts on left needle.

*Insert right needle between first 2 sts on left needle; wrap yarn and pull through (as if knitting a st); transfer new st to left needle.

Repeat from * for desired number of sts.


Earflaps are worked first.

Sts are cast-on between Earflaps for front and back of Hat.

Hat is then worked from lower edge upwards.


Always slip sts as if to purl.


With yarn in front (wyif) refers to the side of the work facing you as you work the row; with yarn in back (wyib) refers to the side of the work that is away from you as you work the row.


To move yarn from front to back or back to front, bring yarn between needles.

Take care not to wrap yarn over a needle, this could create an additional st.


When changing color, do not cut old color until instructed.

Carry colors not in use along side of piece.


EARFLAPS (make 2) With A, cast on 3 sts.

Row 1 (WS): With A, knit.

Row 2: With B, sl 1, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, p1 - 5 sts.

Row 3: With B, sl 1, k to last st, p1.

Row 4: With A, sl 1, M1, k to last st, M1, p1 - 7 sts.

Row 5: With A, sl 1, k to last st, p1.

Rows 6 and 7: With B, rep Rows 4 and 5 - 9 sts.

Rows 8-11: Rep last 4 rows - 13 sts.

Rows 12 and 13: Rep Rows 4 and 5 - 15 sts.

Rows 14 and 15: Rep Row 3.

Rows 16 and 17: Rep Row 5.

Rows 18 and 19: Rep Row 3.

Rows 20-31: Rep last 4 rows 3 more times.

Slip sts to a holder.

HAT Row 1 (RS): With C and using Cable Cast On for all cast on sts in this row, cast on 10 sts, return sts for one Earflap from holder to needle and knit, cast on 24 sts, return sts for other Earflap to needle and knit, cast on 10 sts - 74 sts.

Row 2: With C, knit.

Row 3: With A, k 1, *k2, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: With A, k 1, *sl 1 wyif, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rows 5 and 6: With C, knit.

Cut C.

Rows 7 and 8: With B, knit.

Rows 9 and 10: With A, knit.

Rows 11 and 12: With B, knit.

Rows 13 and 14: With D, knit.

Rows 15 and 16: With A, rep Rows 3 and 4.

Rows 17 and 18: With D, knit.

Cut D.

Rows 19 and 20: With B, knit.

Rows 21 and 22: With A, knit.

Rows 23 and 24: With B, knit.

Rows 25 and 26: With C, knit.

Rows 27-41: Rep Rows 3-17.

Row 42: With D, k1, *k12, place marker (pm); rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 43: With B, (k to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, slip marker (sm)) 6 times, k1 - 68 sts.

Row 44: With B, knit.

Rows 45 and 46: With A, rep Rows 43 and 44 - 62 sts.

Rows 47-62: Rep last 4 rows 4 times - 14 sts.

Rows 63 and 64: With B, rep Rows 43 and 44 - 8 sts.

Fasten off.

FINISHING Seam sides to make Hat.

Attach a Pom to lower point of each Earflap.

Weave in ends.

k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
yo = yarn over

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