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Animal Talk Hat
Lion Brand® Heartland - Homespun®
Pattern Number: L32278 Designed by Amy Bahrt.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Varies
Small (Medium, Large) Finished Circumference About 17 (19, 20) in. (43 (48, 51) cm).

CORRECTIONS: None

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Ivory and cream shades.


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Shades of rust.


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Golden and chocolate browns.


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Heathered Solid Light natural beige


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GAUGE:
18 sts + 21 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) 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:
PATTERN STITCH K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts) Row 1: *K1, p1; 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 and stranded colorwork, following Charts.

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.

When working in intarsia colorwork, do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work.

Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section.

Wind yarns into separate balls as needed.

Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.

5.

When working in stranded colorwork, carry color not in use across WS of work.

6.

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.

7.

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 smaller needles and A, cast on 80 (88, 92) sts.

Work in K1, p1 rib for 8 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Begin Checkerboard Chart Next Row (RS): Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS), and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Checkerboard Chart across.

Continuing in St st as established, work until all 4 rows of Checkerboard Chart have been completed.

Begin Animal Charts Note: Work all animal charts in St st and intarsia colorwork.

Next Row (RS): With B, k10 (12, 13), beg with Row 1 of all charts, work Duck Chart across next 11 sts, with B, k10 (12, 14), work Sheep Chart across next 14 sts, with B, k10 (12, 14), work Pig Chart across next 14 sts, with B, k to end of row.

Continuing to work Charts as established and working rem sts in St st with B, work until all rows of Charts have been completed.

Continue in St st with B only until piece measures 4 3/4 (5 1/2, 6) in.

(12 (14, 15) cm from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Shape Crown (top of Hat) Dec Row 1 (RS): K9 (10, 11), k2tog, place marker; rep from * to last 3 (4, 1) sts, k to end of row – 73 (81, 85) sts rem.

Purl 1 row, slipping markers as you come to them.

Dec Row 2: *K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slip marker; rep from * across to last 3 (4, 1) sts, k to end of row – 66 (74, 78) sts rem.

Rep last 2 rows until 29 (32, 29) sts rem.

Purl 1 row, removing markers as you work.

Last Row: K2tog across to last 1 (0, 1) st, k 1 (0, 1).

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING Wing With D and crochet hook, make a chain about 1 1/4 in.

(3 cm) long.

Fasten off.

Following photograph for L32276 Animal Talk Cardigan, sew chain to duck body, curving to make a wing shape.

Beak With D and crochet hook, chain 8, join with slip st in first chain to make a loop, chain 8, join with slip st in first chain to make a second loop.

Fasten off.

Sew beak to duck.

With B, embroider a French knot eye on duck.



Sheep With E and crochet hook, chain 9, join with slip st in first chain to make a loop.

Fasten off.

Sew loop to sheep for ear.

With C, embroider a French knot eye on sheep.



Pig Ear With F, make same as sheep ear.

Sew to pig.



Pig Tail With F and crochet hook, chain 14.

Fasten off.

Coil chain into a spiral and sew to pig for tail.

With A, embroider a French knot eye on pig.



Seam sides of piece to make Hat.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 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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