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Simple Knitted Cap
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: kjif-cap

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Child 9-10, Small, Medium
Finished cap measures 7 (7 1/4, 8) inches long and 17 (19 1/4, 22 1/4) inches around
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

450-112 Jiffy Yarn: Red (discontinued) Bright scarlet red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 0.00

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

Additional Materials
Size 10.5 (6.5 mm)-16-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) double-pointed needles Size 10 (6.00 mm)-16-inch circular needles
GAUGE:
13 sts + 19 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k every round) with 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



CAP
With smaller circular needles, cast on 56 (64, 72) sts.

Place marker and join in a round, being careful not to twist stitches.



Work 10 rows of K2, P2 Rib.

Change to larger circular needles.

Work even in St st until cap measures 4 (4 1/4, 5) inches from beginning.



Crown shaping

Note Change to double-pointed needles when necessary.



Rnd 1 *K 6, k2tog; rep from * around - 49 (56, 63) sts.
Rnd 2 and all even rnds Knit.
Rnd 3 *K 5, k2tog; rep from * around - 42 (48, 54) sts
Rnd 5 *K 4, k2tog; rep from * around - 35 (40, 45) sts.
Rnd 7 *K 3, k2tog; rep from * around - 28 (32, 36) sts.
Rnd 9 *K 2, k2tog; rep from * around - 21 (24, 27) sts.
Rnd 11 *K 1, k2tog; rep from * around - 14 (16, 18) sts.
Rnd 13 *K2tog; rep from * around - 7 (8, 9) sts.
Rnd 14 Knit
Leaving a 6 inches tail, cut yarn.

Thread tail onto tapestry needle and back through remaining 7 (8, 9) sts beginning with the first stitch from Row 14.

Pull tightly to close opening and weave in end.



POMPOM
Cut a piece of cardboard 2 1/4" x 3 inches.

Wrap the yarn around the 2 1/4" width 100 times.

Cut yarn, leaving an 18 inches end.

Slide pompom off cardboard carefully and wrap end around middle, securing it lightly.

Clip through loops on both ends.

Sew pompom to top of hat.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k2tog = knit 2 together
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
ssk = slip, slip, knit
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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