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Hat with Heart Earflaps
Lion Brand® Color Waves (old) - Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: 40534K Knit this hat for your favorite Valentine. Click here for the crochet version.

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



940-313 Color Waves Yarn: Sunset Red Warm, luscious reds and burgundy with a touch of blue
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Note: (MC)

630-112 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Red

A bright, true red

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Note: (CC1)

630-152 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Charcoal

Dark gray

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Estimated Price: $ 8.79
Note: (CC2)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Note: charcoal is used in very small quantity as an accent color
12 sts = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with MC on smaller needles. 13.75 sts + 16 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st with CC1 on larger needles. 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.

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Work this new stitch through the back loop.

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.



With MC and smaller needles, cast on 61 sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Work in St st until piece measures 5 inches [12.5 cm] from beginning, ending with a WS row.

Shape Crown Row 1

K 1, *k 4, k2tog; repeat from * across – 51 sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows Purl.

Row 3 K 1, *k 3, k2tog; repeat from * across – 41 sts.

Row 5 K 1, *k 2, k2tog; repeat from * across – 31 sts.

Row 7 K 1, *k 1, k2tog; repeat from * across – 21 sts.

Row 9 K 1, *k2tog; repeat from * across – 11 sts.

Row 11 Repeat Row 9 – 6 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving an 18 inches [45.5 cm] tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts, draw tight, and fasten.

Use tail to sew seam.

Weave in ends.


Using yarn from inside of ball, with CC1 and larger needles, cast on 3 sts.

Using yarn from outside of ball, cast on 3 more sts onto the same needle – 6 sts.

Row 1 (RS) *[K 1, M1] 2 times, k 1; repeat from * on second set of sts – 5 sts each side.

Row 2 and all WS rows Purl.

Row 3 *K 1, M1, k to last st, M1, k 1; repeat from * on second set of sts – 7 sts each side.

Row 5 (join sides of heart) K 1, M1, k 5, k2tog, k 5, M1, k 1 – 15 sts.

Cut 2nd yarn.

Row 7 and all RS rows through Row 15 K 1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1 (2 sts decreased each row) – 5 sts remain after Row 15.

Row 17 K 1, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k 1 – 3 sts.

Row 19Slip 1, k2tog, psso – 1 st.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.


With CC2 and large-eyed, blunt needle, work blanket st around edges of Heart Earflaps.

Sew Hearts to sides of Hat with top of Heart sewn to edge of Hat and bottom of Heart dangling down below the brim.

ch(s) = chain(s)
p3tog = purl 3 together
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
CC = contrasting color
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
psso = pass slipped stitch over
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side

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