Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Santa Claus Hat
Lion Brand® Lion® Chenille - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 40309 Brighten Santa's Christmas with this warm toboggan-style stocking hat! Make the matching mittens and scarf too!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child 11-12, Adult Medium
Circumference 18 1/2 (22 3/4) inches [46.5 (58) cm
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

530-113 Lion Chenille Yarn: Garnet A deep vibrant red.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (MC)

320-100 Fun Fur Yarn: White Bright, true white
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (CC)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Pom pom Maker
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

GAUGE:
14 sc + 14 rnds = 4 inches (10 cm) with MC. 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 MC, ch 3.

Join with slip st to form ring.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, join with slip st to top of beg sc.



Rnd 2 Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with slip st to top of beg sc - 16 sts.



Rnd 3 Ch 1, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with slip st to top of beg sc - 24 sts.



Rnd 4 Ch 1, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with slip st to top of beg sc - 32 sts.



Rnd 5 Ch 1, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with slip st to top of beg sc - 40 sts.



Rnd 6 Ch 1, (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with slip st to top of beg sc - 48 sts.



Rnd 7 Ch 1, (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with slip st to top of beg sc - 56 sts.



Rnd 8 Ch 1, (sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with slip st to top of beg sc - 64 sts.



Size Adult only

Rnd 9 Ch 1, (sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with slip st to top of beg sc - 72 sts.



Rnd 10 Ch 1, (sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with slip st to top of beg sc - 80 sts.



Sizes Child and Adult Work 13 (17) rnds even in sc over these 64 (80) sts, turning work after each rnd.

Fasten off.



Attach CC at last join with ch 3; work 4 (5) rnds even in dc, turning work after each rnd.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Follow directions on Lion Brand Pompom Maker or

Wrap CC around a 1 1/4 inches piece of cardboard 25 times.

Slip yarn from cardboard and tie tightly in middle (do not cut ends) to form a loopy pompom.

Attach to top center of Hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
MC = main color
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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