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Alaska Poncho and Hat: Woman's Version
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 40518-W Also available in a man's version

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Length 16 1/2 inches [42 cm] HatCircumference 21 1/2 inches [54.5cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-149 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Charcoal

Dark gray


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 75.92
Note: (A)

640-153 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 18.98
Note: (B)

640-100 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: White

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 28.47
Note: (C)

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

Additional Materials
- Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 36-inch [90 cm] circular needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 16-inch [40 cm] circular needles Note: Hat uses 2 balls charcoal, 1 ball black, 1 of white
GAUGE:
10 sts + 16 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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:
Chart 1 (Multiple of 4 sts + 2 extra) Row 1 (RS)- With B, knit.

Row 2- With B, k1, p to last st, k1.

Row 3- With A, knit.

Row 4 - With A, k1, p to last st, k1.

Row 5- With A, knit.

Row 6- With C, k1, p to last st, k1.

Row 7- With A, knit.

Row 8- With A, k1, *with A, p1, with B, p2, with A, p1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.

Row 9- With A, k1, *with A, k1, with B, k2, with A, k1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.

Row 10- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.

Row 11- With C, knit.

Row 12- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.

Row 13- With A, knit.

Row 14- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.

Row 15- With B, knit.

Row 16- With B, k1, p to last st, k1.Chart 2 (Multiple of 4 sts + 2 extra) Row 1 (RS)- With A, knit.

Row 2- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.

Row 3- With A, k1, *with A, k1, with C, k2, with A, k1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.

Row 4- With A, k1,*with A, p1, with C, p2, with A, p1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.

Row 5- With A, knit.

Row 6- With A, k1, p to the last st, k1.

Row 7- With C, knit.

Row 8- With C, k1, *with B, p1, with C, p3, rep from * to last st, with C, k1.

Row 9- With C, k1, *with B, k1, with C, k1, with B, k1, with C, k1, rep from * to last st, with C, k1.

Row 10- With C, k1, *with C, p2, with B, p1, with C, p1, rep from * to last st, with C, k1.

Row 11- With C, knit.

Row 12- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.

Row 13- With A, knit.

Row 14- With A, k1, * with A, p1, with C, p2, with A, p1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.

Row 15- With A, k1, *with A, k1, with C, k2, with A, k1, rep from * to last st, with A, k1.

Row 16- With A, k1, p to last st, k1.


INSTRUCTIONS
PONCHO With A and longer needle, cast on 106 sts.

Knit 4 rows.

Work Chart 2 for next 16 rows.

With A, work in St st for 16 rows.

Work Chart 1 for next 16 rows.

With A, work in St st for 16 rows.

(Piece should measure approximately 16 1/2-17" [42-43 cm].) Next Row (RS) Work Row 1 of Chart 2 across 50 sts, k2tog, k 1, join 2nd ball of yarn, k 1, ssk, work in pattern across remaining 50 sts – 52 sts each side.

Continuing with chart and working both sides at same time, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 10 more times – 42 sts each side.

AT SAME TIME, with A, work 16 more rows in St st, and then Rows 1-8 of Chart 1.

Bind off loosely.
FINISHING

Sew bound-off edges together.

With shorter needle, RS facing, and A, pick up and knit 56 sts around entire neck edge.

Join and work K 1, P 1 Rib in the round until neck measures 8 1/2 inches [21.5 cm].

Bind off loosely.

Weave in ends.

HAT

With longer needle and A, cast on 54 (62) sts.

Work 2 rows in K 1, P 1 Rib.

Work Rows 1-16 of Chart 2.

Knit 1 row.

(This is the row where brim will fold to outside.) Work in St st for 4 (5) inches [10 (12.5) cm], ending with a WS row.

Work Rows 1-10 of Chart 1, dec 2 sts evenly across Row 10 – 52 (60) sts.



Next Row (Row 11 of Chart 1)

*K 2, k2tog; repeat from * across – 39 (45) sts.



Work Row 12 of chart.



Next Row (Row 13 of Chart 1)

*K 1, k2tog; repeat from * across – 26 (30) sts.



Work Row 14 of chart.



Next Row (Row 15 of Chart 1)

K2tog across row – 13 (15) sts.



Next Row (Row 16 of Chart 1)

*P2tog; repeat from * to last st, p 1 – 7 (8) sts.



Break yarn, thread through remaining sts, and pull to gather.

Sew seam.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
bet = between
BO = bind off
ch(s) = chain(s)
CO = cast on
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
opp = opposite
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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