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Midwinter Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L32458 Crochet this hat in our neon colorway of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for a colorfully bright accessory to wear next winter. Designed by Margery Winter.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 19 in. (48.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-517 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick: Bluebird

Neon blue and grey stripes.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.49

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
9 dc + 5 rows = 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.

NOTES:
1.

Hat is worked in the rnd beg at top, with the RS always facing.

Do not turn at the end of rnds.

2.

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 Ch 5, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 4 sc in ring.

Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnds 2 and 3: Working through back loops only, work 2 sc in each sc around – 16 sc at the end of Rnd 3.

Rnd 4: Working through back loops only, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.

Rnd 5: Working through back loops only, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around – 30 sc.

Rnd 6: Working through back loops only, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 36 sc.

Rnd 7: Working through back loops only, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around – 42 sc.

Rnd 8: Working through back loops only, sc in each sc around.

Rnd 9: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1 in this rnd and in all following rnds), working through both loops, sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 21 dc and 21 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 10: Ch 4, *dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 21 dc and 21 ch-1 sps.

Rep Rnd 10 until piece measures about 8 in.

(20.5 cm) from Rnd 8.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Surface Slip Stitch 1.

Make a slip knot in end of yarn, but do not place the knot onto your hook.

2.

Insert hook from RS to WS through any ch-1 sp along last rnd.

3.

Place the slip knot onto hook and draw loop to RS (keep beg tail and working yarn on WS).

4.

*Insert hook from RS to WS through Hat in next ch-1 sp from last insertion location, yarn over, draw loop through Hat and through loop on hook (surface sl st made); rep from * around last rnd of Hat.

To end off, remove hook from loop and take hook to WS.

Insert hook from WS to RS, place loop on hook, draw loop through to WS.

Cut yarn.

Draw tail through final loop and pull tight.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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