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Rainbow Hat

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand®:
    • Bonbons - Crayons 2 packages or color of choice
    • Double pointed knitting needles sizes 8 & 90
    • Stitch markers
    • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

SIZE
Finished Circumference About 16”, will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Finished Length About 10-1/2”

GAUGE
19 sts + 20 rnds = 4” in Texture pattern worked in rnds with larger needles and 2 strands of yarn held tog.
BE SURE TO CHECK GAUGE.

DIRECTIONS:

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

Texture Pattern worked in rnds (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnds 1 and 3: Purl.
Rnd 2: *(P1, k1, p1) in next st, k3tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *K3tog, (k1, p1, k1) in next st; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1-4 for Texture pattern worked in rnds.

NOTES:
Hat is worked in the rnd on double pointed needles, with 2 strands of yarn held tog.
Use yarn colors as desired. Our sample changed colors every 2 rnds.

HAT
With smaller needles and 2 strands of color as desired held tog, cast on 76 sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 19 sts on each needle. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Ribbing
Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 8 rnds, changing color every 2 rnds or as desired.
Body
Change to larger needles.
Work in Texture pattern, changing color as desired, for 18 rnds.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Rnd 1: *P17, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 72 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2 and all Even Rnds: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: *P16, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 68 sts.
Rnd 5: *P15, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 64 sts.
Rnd 7: *P14, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 60 sts.
Rnd 9: *P13, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 56 sts.
Rnd 11: *P12, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 52 sts.
Rnd 13: *P11, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 48 sts.
Rnd 15: *P10, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 44 sts.
Rnd 17: *P9, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 40 sts.
Rnd 19: *P8, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 36 sts.
Rnd 21: *P7, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 32 sts.
Rnd 23: *P6, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 28 sts.
Rnd 25: *P5, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 24 sts.
Rnd 27: *P4, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 20 sts.
Rnd 29: *P3, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 16 sts.
Rnd 31: *P2, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 12 sts.
Rnd 32: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

beg = begin(ning)(s)
k = knit
k3tog = knit 3 stitches together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 stitches together
rep(s) = repeat(ing)(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together

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