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Hat with Heart Earflaps
Lion Brand® Color Waves - Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: 40534-C Crochet this hat for your favorite Valentine. Click here for the knit version.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Circumference 20" [51 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

940-313 Color Waves Yarn: Sunset Red Warm, luscious reds and burgundy with a touch of blue
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (MC)

630-112 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Red

A bright, true red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.79
Note: (A)

630-152 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Charcoal Dark gray
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.79
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


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

Additional Materials
Note: Charcoal is used in vary small quantity and only for an accent.
GAUGE:
10 sc + 10 rows = 4" [10 cm] with MC. 8 sc = 4" [10 cm] with A. 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:
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT

With MC, ch 51.

Row 1 (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 50 sc.

Row 2 Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 4 1/2" [11.5 cm] from beginning.



Crown Row 1

Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc in each of next 5 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across; turn – 43 sc.

Row 2 Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across; turn – 36 sc.

Row 3 Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across; turn – 29 sc.

Row 4 Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across; turn – 22 sc.

Row 5 Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc in next sc, sc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across; turn – 15 sc.

Row 6Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * across – 8 sc.

Fasten off, leaving an 18" [45.5 cm] tail for sewing.



Weave tail through sts in last row, draw tight and secure.

Sew or slip st back seam.

Weave in ends.



HEART FLAPS – Make 2

Starting at bottom, with A, ch 2.

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook; turn – 1 sc.

Row 2 Ch 1, 2 sc in sc; turn – 2 sc.

Row 3 Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc across; turn – 4 sc.

Row 4 Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Row 5 Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc; turn – 6 sc.

Rows 6-9 Repeat Rows 4-5 twice – 10 sc at end of Row 9.

Row 10 Repeat Row 4.

Row 11 Ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in next sc, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in next sc, sc2tog last 2 sts; turn.

Row 12 Ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts, working over previous row, [sc in next corresponding sc 2 rows below, pulling st tight] twice, sc2tog.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.



FINISHING

With B and large-eyed, blunt needle, blanket st around edge of each Heart Flap.

With A, sew Heart Flaps to sides of Hat, with 2" [5 cm] of Flap hanging below edge of Hat.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
MC = main color
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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