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Kool Hat
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® (original)
Pattern Number: 30051 Make this great beanie-style hat in whimsical stripes!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Child 5-6, Child 9-10, Tween/Teen 8-16
Child's S (M, L) Circumference 16 (17, 18) inches
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.



700-113 Cotton-Ease yarn: Cherry Red (discontinued) Bright red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (main color)

700-158 Cotton-Ease yarn: Pineapple Bright yellow
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (CC for Red Hat; MC for Pineapple Hat)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60

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

Additional Materials
Note: For pineapple hat, use the Pineapple yarn for MC and red for CC.
18 stitches + 26 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side). 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.

Stripe patterns
Red Hat Version

Work 4 rows CC, 4 rows MC, 2 rows CC, 4 rows MC, 4 rows CC.
Pineapple Hat Version

(Work 2 rows CC, 4 rows MC) 3 times, work 2 rows CC


With MC, cast on 72 (78, 84) stitches.

Work in Knit 1, Purl 1 Ribbing for 1 3/4 inches.

Change to Stockinette stitch and work 4 rows.

Work even in chosen Stripe Pattern until Hat measures 6 (6, 7) inches from beginning.

Begin crown shaping as follows:
Row 1 *Knit 4, knit 2 together; repeat from the * to end - 60 (65, 70) stitches.
Row 2 and all wrong side rows Purl.
Row 3 *Knit 3, knit 2 together; repeat from the * to end - 48 (52, 56) stitches.
Row 5 *Knit 2, knit 2 together; repeat from the * to end - 36 (39, 42) stitches.
Row 7 *Knit 1, knit 2 together; repeat from the * to end - 24 (26, 28) stitches.
Row 9 *Knit 2 together; repeat from the * to end - 12 (13, 14) stitches.
Row 10 *Knit 2 together; repeat from the * to end - 6 (7, 7) stitches.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and thread through large-eyed, blunt needle.

Draw through all stitches and tighten.

Sew in place and sew back Hat seam.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over

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