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The Romantic Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32355 Wear your heart on your ears with this heart-shaped earflap hat. Make a sweater for your dog to make the perfect matching couple on Valetine's Day.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 19 in. (48.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Finished Height About 7 1/2 in. (19 cm), not including Earflaps.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 5, 2014)
NOTES: 1. Hat is worked in joined and turned rnds, beg at lower edge. 2. Work is turned at the end of each round, rather than worked with RS always facing, so that the sts of the Hat will match the sts of the Earflaps. 2. 3. Color is changed to create stripes. To change color, fasten off old color and join new color as instructed. 3. 4. Heart-shaped Earflaps are worked separately, and sewn to Hat. 4. 5. If you find it difficult to join the beg ch into a ring without twisting the ch, Rnd 1 can be worked as a row, then joined into a rnd, as follows: Leaving a long beg tail, ch 57, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; join with sl st in first sc-56 sc. Use beg tail to sew gap at base of first row closed. Proceed to Rnd 2.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

860-180 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Cranberry Deep red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (A)

860-112 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Raspberry

Magenta pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

GAUGE:
12 sc + 16 rnds = about 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:
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.



TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION Adjustable Ring Method Wrap yarn around index finger.

Insert hook into ring on finger, yarn over and draw up a loop.

Carefully slip ring from finger and work the stitches of Rnd 1 (as instructed below) into the ring.

When Rnd 1 is complete, gently but firmly, pull tail to tighten center of ring.

NOTES:
1.

Hat is worked in joined and turned rnds, beg at lower edge.

2.

Work is turned at the end of each round, rather than worked with RS always facing, so that the sts of the Hat will match the sts of the Earflaps.

3.

Color is changed to create stripes.

To change color, fasten off old color and join new color as instructed.

4.

Heart-shaped Earflaps are worked separately, and sewn to Hat.

5.

If you find it difficult to join the beg ch into a ring without twisting the ch, Rnd 1 can be worked as a row, then joined into a rnd, as follows: Leaving a long beg tail, ch 57, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; join with sl st in first sc-56 sc.

Use beg tail to sew gap at base of first row closed.

Proceed to Rnd 2.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT With A, ch 56, taking care not to twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining, sc in each ch around, join with sl st in first sc - 56 sts.

Rnds 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off A.

Rnd 7: From RS, join B with sl st in same st as joining, sc same st and in each st around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off B.

Rnd 9: With A, rep Rnd 7.

Rnds 10-12: With A, rep Rnd 8.

Fasten off A.

Rnds 13 and 14: With B, rep Rnds 7 and 8.

Fasten off B.

Rnds 15 and 16: With A, rep Rnds 7 and 8.

Fasten off A.

Rnd 17: With B, rep Rnd 7.

Rnds 18-20: With B, rep Rnd 8.

Fasten off B.

Shape Crown (top of Hat) Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join A with sl st in same st as joining, sc in same st and in next 4 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc - 48 sts.

Rnd 2: With A, ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off A.

Rnd 3: From RS, join B with sl st in same st as joining, sc in same st and in next 3 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc - 40 sts.

Rnd 4: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 5: With B, ch 1, turn, *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc - 32 sts.

Rnd 6: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 7: With B, ch 1, turn, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc - 24 sts.

Rnd 8: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off B.

Rnd 9: From RS, join A with sl st in same st as joining, sc in same st, sc2tog, *sc in next st, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 16 sts.

Rnd 10: With A, ch 1, turn, sc2tog around, join with sl st in first sc - 8 sts.

Fasten off A, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

Use yarn tail to sew top of Hat closed.



HEART EARFLAP (make 2) With B, make an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc - 6 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc - 12 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 18 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, (hdc, dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, sl st in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; join with sl st in first sc - 25 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, (hdc, dc) in next st, 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in next 6 sts, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), sc in next 3 sts; join with sl st in first sc - 33 sts and 1 picot.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Earflaps Place one Heart on each side of Hat, overlapping about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) of lower edge of Hat and with point of Heart facing down and sew in place.

Braids Cut 3 strands of A and 3 strands of B, each about 30 in.

(76 cm) long.

Thread all 6 strands through the picot at the point of the Heart Earflap and fold in half for 12 strands.

Divide strands into 3 groups of 4 strands each and braid for 12 in.

(30.5 cm).

Tie end of braid in a knot to secure.

Trim ends to about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) long.

Rep for braid on other Earflap.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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