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The Proud Supporter Hat
Lion Brand® Bonbons
Pattern Number: L32373 Feel bright and happy whever you wear this rainbow-colored crochet hat. Crochet the matching dog sweater for a complete set. This is part of our 12 Dogs of Christmas series. To see all projects, click here.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 16 in. (40.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Finished Length About 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

601-680 Bonbons Yarn: Crayons

Acrylic: Bright green, tangerine, bright orange, yellow, aqua blue, royal purple, true red, and hot pink


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GAUGE:
19 sts + 20 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) in Texture pattern worked in rnds with larger needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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 STITCHES 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.



Texture Pattern worked in rnds (multiple of 4 sts) Rnds 1 and 3: Purl.

Rnd 2: *(P1, k1, p1) in next st, k3tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: *K3tog, (k1, p1, k1) in next st; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 1-4 for Texture pattern worked in rnds.

NOTES:
1.

Hat is worked in the rnd on double pointed needles, with 2 strands of yarn held tog.

2.

Use yarn colors as desired.

Our sample changed colors every 2 rnds.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT With smaller needles and 2 strands of color as desired held tog, cast on 76 sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 19 sts on each needle.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

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.

Ribbing Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 8 rnds, changing color every 2 rnds or as desired.

Body Change to larger needles.

Work in Texture pattern, changing color as desired, for 18 rnds.

Shape Crown (top of Hat) Rnd 1: *P17, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 72 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 2 and all Even Rnds: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: *P16, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 68 sts.

Rnd 5: *P15, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 64 sts.

Rnd 7: *P14, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 60 sts.

Rnd 9: *P13, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 56 sts.

Rnd 11: *P12, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 52 sts.

Rnd 13: *P11, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 48 sts.

Rnd 15: *P10, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 44 sts.

Rnd 17: *P9, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 40 sts.

Rnd 19: *P8, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 36 sts.

Rnd 21: *P7, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 32 sts.

Rnd 23: *P6, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 28 sts.

Rnd 25: *P5, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 24 sts.

Rnd 27: *P4, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 20 sts.

Rnd 29: *P3, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 16 sts.

Rnd 31: *P2, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 12 sts.

Rnd 32: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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