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Seed Banded Slouch Hat
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cashmere
Pattern Number: L40138 Knit this cap in LB Collection Cashmere for a luxurious accessory to wear this fall.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 18 1/2 in. (47 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 16, 2014)
Shape Crown (top of Hat) … Rnds 17-19 18-20: Knit. Rnd 18 21 (Dec): *K1, k2tog; rep from * around to last 2 sts, k2 - 40 sts. Rnds 20-22 22-24: Knit. Rnd 23 25 (Dec): *K2tog; rep from * around - 20 sts.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

483-152 LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Pewter

Dark gray


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GAUGE:
19 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) with 2 strands of yarn held together. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT With circular needle and 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 88 sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

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

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3: Purl.

Rnds 4-7: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1-7 once, then rep Rnds 1-3 once more.

Next Rnd (Inc): K6, slightly separate the 2 strands of next st and k into each strand separately (1 st increased), *k8, k into each strand of next st separately; rep from * around - 98 sts at the end of this rnd.

Work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) for 8 rnds.

Seed St Band Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnds 2 and 3: Knit.

Rnd 4: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rnd 5: *P1, k1; rep from * around.

Rnds 6 and 7: Knit.

Rnds 8 and 9: Rep Rnds 4 and 5.

Rnds 10 and 11: Knit.

Rnd 12: Purl.

Work in St st worked in the rnd for 13 rnds, then rep Rnds 1-12 of Seed st band.

Work in St st worked in the rnd for 11 rnds.

Shape Crown (top of Hat) Rnds 1 and 3: Purl.

Rnd 2 (Dec): *K12, k2tog; rep from * around – 91 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 4-8: Knit.

Rnds 9 and 11: Purl.

Rnd 10 (Dec): *K5, k2tog; rep from * around – 78 sts.

Rnds 12-14: Knit.

Rnds 15 and 17: Purl.

Rnd 16 (Dec): *K2, k2tog; rep from * around to last 2 sts, k2 – 59 sts.

Rnds 18-20: Knit.

Rnd 21 (Dec): *K1, k2tog; rep from * around to last 2 sts, k2 – 40 sts.

Rnds 22-24: Knit.

Rnd 25 (Dec): *K2tog; rep from * around – 20 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.

FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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