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Braided Hope
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: braidedhope Help raise breast cancer awareness with this pink knitted chemo cap. © Robin Agar-Celli 2012, reproduced with permission.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 20 in. circumference, will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

135-102 Hometown USA Yarn: Honolulu Pink

Classic rosy pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29

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


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Additional Materials
Size 13 16-inch circular needle
GAUGE:
9 stitches by 12 rows = 4 inches in pattern 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



HATCast on 48 stitches, place marker and join to knit in the round, taking care not to twist stitches.Rounds 1, 2 & 4: *p2, k2; repeat from *Round 3: *p2, k2tog but do not drop stitches off left hand needle, knit the first stitch again, then drop both; repeat from *Repeat Rows 1-4 until the piece measures 7.5 inches in length.

Decrease Crown:Round 1: *p2, k2tog; repeat from *Round 2: *p2tog, k1; repeat from *Round 3: *k2tog; repeat from *Finishing Cut working yarn, leaving a 6‐inch tail.

Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together


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