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Ballerina Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32274 A knit hat perfect for the child who loves tutus and ballet lessons. Make the matching scarf, sweater, and afghan for a complete set. Designed by Amy Bahrt.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
Child's Small (Medium, Large) Finished Circumference 18 (20, 22) in. (45.5 (51, 56) cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-113 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Scarlet

True bold red


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Note: (A)

860-112 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Raspberry

Magenta pink


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860-145 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Eggplant Dark purple
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Golden yellow


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860-172 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Kelly Green Vibrant medium green
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS rows, p on WS rows) with larger needles. 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:
Knitted Cord (on double pointed needles) Work with 2 double pointed needles, cast on specified number of sts.

Knit the sts.

Do not turn work.

*Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * until cord measures desired length.



PATTERN STITCH K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1) Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:
1.

Hat is worked back and forth in rows and then seamed.

2.

Hat is worked in intarsia colorwork, following Chart.

Do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work.

Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section.

Wind A and C into 2 separate balls each before beginning.

Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.

3.

When working from Chart, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.

4.

End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

5.

Embellishments are added to completed Hat.

6.

When you see "- 12 sts" in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT With size 7 (4.5mm) straight needles and A, cast on 73 (81, 89) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 8 rows.

Change to size 9 (5.5mm) straight needles and beginning with a RS (knit) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 6 rows.

Begin Ballerina Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k33 (37, 41), beg with Row 1, work Ballerina Chart across next 7 sts, with A, k to end of row.

Keeping in Chart and working rem sts in St st with A, work until 2 rows of Chart have been completed.

Change from A to C for the Hat color, and continuing to work Chart as established, work 2 rows.

Change from C to A for the Hat color, and continue to work as established until Row 15 of Chart has been completed.

Continue in St st with A only until piece measures 5 (6, 6 1/2) in.

(12.5 (15, 16.5) cm from beg, end with WS the last row you work.

Shape Crown (top of Hat) Dec Row 1 (RS): *K7 (8, 9), k2tog, place marker; rep from * to last st, k1 - 65 (73, 81) sts rem.

Purl 1 row.

Dec Row 2: *Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 - 57 (65, 73) sts rem.

Rep last 2 rows until 17 sts rem.

Purl 1 row.

Last Row (RS): (K2tog) 8 times, k1 - 9 sts rem.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.



FINISHING Arms (make 2) With 2 double pointed needles (dpns) and D, cast on 3 sts.

Work in knitted cord until piece measures 1 1/2 in (4 cm) from beg.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.



Legs (make 2) With 2 dpns and E, cast on 4 sts.

Working in knitted cord Garter st, (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) twice.

Change to D and work in knitted cord (k every row) until piece measures 2 in.

(5 cm).

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.



Skirt With larger needles and B, cast on 15 sts.

Work in St st for 2 rows.

Dec Row (RS): (K3tog) 5 times - 5 sts rem.

Work in St st for 2 rows.

Bind off.



Sew Legs and Arms to ballerina, arranging into a ballerina pose.

Sew Skirt on ballerina.

With E, embroider French knot eyes.

With D, embroider a French knot at end of each giraffe ballerina horn.

Sew sides to make Hat.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)
sl st = slip stitch
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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