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Team USA Hat
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L32401

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 19 in. (48.5 cm) will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic

Blend of deep blue shades.


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GAUGE:
17 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). 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 K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd (multiple of 4 sts) Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.

NOTES:
1.

Hat is worked from lower edge up to crown (top of Hat).

2.

Hat is worked in the round, beg with a circular needle, then changing to double pointed needles (dpns) when sts have been sufficiently decreased.

3.

If you prefer, the entire Hat can be worked on double pointed needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT With circular needle, cast on 80 sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd, until piece measures about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from beg.

Change to St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures about 8 1/2 in.

(21.5 cm) from beg.

Shape Crown (top of Hat) Next (Decrease Rnd): *K8, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 72 sts at the end of this rnd.

Next Rnd: Knit, changing to double pointed needles (dpn) as follows: With first dpn, k 18 sts from circular needle, with second, third and fourth dpn, k18 from circular needle.

You will have 4 dpn with 18 sts on each.

Next (Decrease Rnd): *K7, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 64 sts.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Next (Decrease Rnd): *K6, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 56 sts.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Next (Decrease Rnd): *K5, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 48 sts.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Next (Decrease Rnd): *K4, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 40 sts.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Next (Decrease Rnd): *K3, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 32 sts.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Next (Decrease Rnd): *K2, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 24 sts.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Next (Decrease Rnd): *K1, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 16 sts.

Next Rnd: Knit.

Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 8 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.



FINISHING 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)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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