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Santa Claus Hat
Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick® - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 40314 Brighten Santa's Christmas! Click here for the pattern for the knit Santa Scarf or the pattern for the knit Santa Mittens

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, Child 11-12, Adult Medium
Circumference 10 1/2 (18 1/2, 20) inches [26 (46.5, 51) 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

950-113 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Scarlet DISCONTINUED A bright, intense and true red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.49
Note: (MC)

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

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


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

Additional Materials
1/4 inches wide elastic band for dog's hat (optional)
GAUGE:
10 sts + 14 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) 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.

NOTES:
Infant hat pattern was used for the dog


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT

With MC, cast on 26 (46, 50) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures 1 (4, 5) inches from beg.

Dec 1 st each end every RS row until 2 sts remain.

Break yarn, leaving a long tail to sew seam.

Draw through remaining 2 sts, pull tightly, and fasten securely.

CUFF

Divide CC into 3 equal balls.

With 3 strands of CC held tog and RS facing, pick up and knit 26 (46, 50) sts along cast on edge of Hat.

Knit 6 rows.

Bind off all sts loosely.

Sew Hat seam.

POMPOM FOR DOG HAT

With 3 strands of CC held tog, cast on 4 sts.

Row 1 Knit in front and back of each st - 8 sts.



Rows 2-4 Knit.



Row 5 K2tog across - 4 sts.



Bind off.

With CC, wind a small ball.

Gather top and bottom sts of pompom and fit ball into center to stuff.

Sew side seam to form a round pompom.

Attach to top of Hat.

POMPOM FOR CHILD AND ADULT HATS

With 3 strands of CC held tog, cast on 4 sts.

Row 1 Knit in front and back of each st - 8 sts.



Row 2 Knit.



Row 3 Repeat Row 1 - 16 sts.



Rows 4-6 Knit.



Row 7 K2tog across - 8 sts.



Row 8 Knit.



Row 9 K2tog across - 4 sts.



Bind off.

Finish and stuff as for Dog pompom.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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