Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Carousel Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: justHat
Designed by Traci Bunkers.

Garter stitch stripes in a fresh, funky color combination are trimmed with an easy-to-crochet bobbled edge for a fun hat you'll be wearing in no time. Light and soft, this pattern can be used for a chemo cap.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
20" (21", 22") [51 (53.5, 56) cm] circumference x 7 1/4" (7 3/4 inches, 8") [19 (19.5, 20.5) cm] depth
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: (applied Jan 10, 2007)
Row 17 *Knit 4 (53, 5), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-41 (41, 49) stitches total.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

620-177 Wool-Ease Yarn: Loden

Dark pine green


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Note: (A)

620-171 Wool-Ease Yarn: Gold

Bright goldenrod yellow


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Note: (B)

620-137 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fuchsia Vibrant, tropical pink
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Note: (C)

620-179 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chestnut Heather

Medium brown and burgundy


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Note: (D)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
18 stitches + 36 rows = 4" (10 cm) over garter stitch (knit every row). 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:
When working Stripe Pattern 1, carry colors up along the side edge until the last stripe is completed, then cut all but color A.

When working Stripe Pattern 2, carry color up along the side edge until the last stripe of that color is completed, then cut color.

Join new colors as needed.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With A, cast on 85 (89, 93) stitches.



Brim
Knit 1 row and mark as wrong side.

Continue in garter stitch and Stripe Pattern 1 as follows: *Work 2 rows each using B, C, D, and A; repeat from * once more.

Cut all colors except A.



Body
Knit 5 (7, 9) more rows using A.

Note What was the wrong side of the brim is now the right side of body.

Continue in garter stitch and work Stripe Pattern 2 as follows: 2 rows B, 2 rows A, 6 rows B, 2 rows C, 2 rows B, 6 rows C, 2 rows D, 2 rows C, 6 rows D, 2 rows A, 2 rows D and 6 rows A.



Crown Shaping
Repeat start of Stripe Pattern 2 and, AT SAME TIME, shape crown as follows:
Row 1 (Right Side) *Knit 19 (20, 21), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-81 (85, 89) stitches total.
Row 2 and all Wrong Side Rows Knit.
Row 3 *Knit 18 (19, 20), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-77 (81, 85) stitches total.
Row 5 *Knit 17 (18, 19), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-73 (77, 81) stitches total.
Row 7 *Knit 16 (17, 18), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-69 (73, 77) stitches total.
Row 9 *Knit 15 (16, 17), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-65 (69, 73) stitches total.
Row 11 *Knit 14 (15, 16), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-61 (65, 69) stitches total.
Row 13 *Knit 13 (14, 15), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-57 (61, 65) stitches total.
Row 15 *Knit 5 (4, 6), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-49 (51, 57) stitches total.
Row 17 *Knit 4 (3, 5), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-41 (41, 49) stitches total.
Row 19 *Knit 3 (3, 4), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-33 (33, 41) stitches total.
Row 21 *Knit 2 (2, 3), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-25 (25, 33) stitches total.
Row 23 *Knit 1 (1, 2), knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-17 (17, 25) stitches total.
Row 25 FOR SIZE LARGE ONLY *Knit 1, knit 2 together; repeat from *, ending knit 1-17 stitches total.
Rows 25 (25, 27) [Knit 2 together] 8 times, knit 1-9 stitches total.

Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Thread tail into large-eyed, blunt needle and weave through remaining stitches.

Pull tight to gather, fasten securely.

Sew back seam, reversing seam for brim so seam falls to wrong side.



Finishing
Position hat so the right side of brim is facing and the cast-on edge is at the top.

With crochet hook, join A with a slip stitch in the back seam, *chain 4 for trim, work 4 half double crochet in the 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch in the next 2 chain, then slip stitch in the same stitch as the slip stitch at the base of trim, slip stitch in the next 3 stitches of the cast-on edge; repeat from * around.

Join round with a slip stitch in the first slip stitch.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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