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Boy's Hat, Scarf & Socks
Lion Brand® Magic Stripes
Pattern Number: 30329

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Child 3-7, Child 9-10, Child 13-14
Hat 16 3/4 (17 3/4, 18 1/4) inches circumference Scarf One size 3 3/4 inches wide x 45 inches long Socks 6 1/2 (6 1/4, 7) inches circumference; 6 (6 1/4, 7) inches foot length
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.

PUBLISHED IN: Hancock Craft, Interweave Knits, Knit 'n Style, Knit It!, Knit Simple / Fam. Circ. EZ Knit, Knitters


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

310-202 Magic Stripes Yarn: Sea Blue Stripe Three different blues, separated by bands of mixed gray and white.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (3, 4)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 7
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Size 8 (5 mm) 16-inch circular needles (for hat)
GAUGE:
Hat 18 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st with 2 strands held tog on Size 8 (5 mm) needles Scarf 25 sts + 20 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in K1, P1 Rib with 2 strands held tog on Size 10 (6 mm) needles Socks 18 sts + 32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st with 2 strands held tog on Size 7 (4.5 mm) 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
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.
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting) Holding the 2 needles parallel with wrong sides of fabric together, thread a blunt tapestry needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows:
Insert needle as if to purl into first stitch on front piece.

Insert needle as if to knit into first stitch on back piece.

Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.

1) insert needle as if to knit through first st on front needle and let the st drop from needle.

2) Insert needle into second st on front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving st on the needle.

3) Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle, then 4) insert it as if to knit through second st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle.

Repeat 1-4 until all sts are gone.

When finished, adjust tension as necessary.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
With 2 strands of yarn held tog and circular needles, cast on 76 (80, 84) sts.
Join, being careful not to twist, and work in K1, P1 Rib until piece measures 3 1/4 inches.
Work in St st until piece measures 6 1/2 (6 1/4, 7) inches from beg, decreasing 4 (0, 4) sts on last rnd - 72 (80, 80) sts.



Shape Crown
Rnd 1 *K 7 (8, 8), ssk; repeat from * to end of rnd - 64 (72, 72) sts.
Rnd 2 Knit.
Rnd 3 *K 6 (7, 7), ssk; repeat from * to end of rnd - 56 (64, 64) sts.
Rnd 4 Knit.
Rnd 5 *K 5 (6, 6), ssk; repeat from * to end of rnd - 48 (56, 56) sts.
Rnd 6 Knit.
Continue decreasing 8 sts every other rnd as established, switching to dpns as needed, until 8 sts remain.
Cut yarn, draw through remaining sts and fasten off.

Weave in ends.
Turn up 2 inches cuff.



SCARF
With 2 strands of yarn held tog and size 10 (6 mm) needles, cast on 24 sts.
Work in K1, P1 Rib until piece measures 45 inches or to desired length.
Bind off all sts in rib pattern.

Weave in ends.



SOCKS
With size 7 dpn and 2 strands of yarn held tog, loosely cast on 28 (30, 32) sts.

Divide sts on 3 needles.

Place marker at beg of rnd.

Join, being careful not to twist.
Work in K1, P1 Rib for 4 1/4 (4 3/4, 5) inches.

Work even in St st for 1/4".



Heel Flap
Set Up Row K 7 (7, 8), slip remaining st(s) to next needle (this needle will hold the instep sts), turn work.
Next Row With empty needle, p 7 (7, 8) and then, with same needle, p 7 (8, 8) from next needle; slip remaining st(s) to instep needle.
There should be 14 (15, 16) sts on instep needle, and 14 (15, 16) sts on heel needle.



Heel Flap
Work back and forth on the heel sts only:
Row 1(RS) Slip 1 wyib, knit to end of needle.
Row 2 (WS) Slip 1 wyif, purl to end of needle.
Repeat these 2 rows until heel flap measures 1 1/4 (1 1/4, 1 3/4) inches, ending with a WS row.



Turn Heel
Row 1 Slip 1, k 6 (7, 8), ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 2 Slip 1, p1 (2, 3), p2tog, p 1, turn.
Row 3 Slip 1, k 2 (3, 4), ssk, k 1, turn.
Row 4 Slip 1, p 3 (4, 5), p2tog, p 1, turn.
Continue as established, knitting or purling 1 more st on each row, until all sts on ends of needle have been worked into heel - 8 (9, 10) heel sts remain.

Heel Gusset
Pick up stitches for heel gusset as follows: Knit 4 (5, 5) sts.

Using a free needle, knit the next 4 (4, 5) sts.

With this same needle, pick up 6 (6, 7) sts along side edge of heel flap.

With another free needle, knit 14 (15, 16) sts of instep.

With another free needle, pick up 6 (6, 7) sts along edge of heel flap and knit the remaining 4 (5, 5) sts - 34 (36, 40) sts.



Start of round is at center of heel; 10 (10, 12) sts on first needle, 14 (15, 16) sts on 2nd needle, and 10 (11, 12) sts on 3rd needle.
Rnd 1 Knit.
Rnd 2, Needle #1 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; Needle #2 Knit 14 (15, 16) sts; Needle #3 K 1, ssk, knit to end of needle.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 28 (30, 32) sts remain.

Foot
Work even in St st until foot measures 4 3/4 (5 1/2, 5 3/4)" or 1 1/2" less than desired total length.



Toe Shaping
Rnd 1, Needle #1 Knit to 3 sts before end, k2tog, k1; Needle #2, K 1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts of needle, k2tog, k 1; Needle #3 K 1, ssk, knit to end of needle.
Rnd 2 Knit.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 8 (10, 12) sts remain.



With Needle #3, knit across first 2 (2, 3) sts of rnd.

4 (5, 6) sts will be for the top of foot and 4 (5, 6) sts for bottom of foot.

Using Kitchener Stitch, graft remaining stitches together.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front


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