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Simple Hat

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

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand®:
    • Pelt, Mink, 2 balls or color of choice
    • Stitch markers
    • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Circular knitting needle size 11 (8 mm), 16” (40.5 cm) long
  • Double pointed knitting needle size 11 (8 mm), set of 5

Finished Circumference About 20” (51 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes

GAUGE:

14 sts + 17 rnds = about 4” (10 cm) in St st (k every rnd) worked in rnds.
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

NOTES:

* Hat is worked in the round.
* Work begins on a circular needle, changing to double pointed needles when sts have been sufficiently decreased.

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.

DIRECTIONS:

With circular needle, cast on 70 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd and 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.
Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds for 8 rnds.
Change to St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) and work until piece measures about 7 in. (18 cm) from beg.
Next Decrease Rnd: * K5, k2tog, rep from * around – 60 sts at the end of this rnd.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next Decrease Rnd: * K4, k2tog, rep from * around – 50 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next Decrease Rnd: * K3, k2tog, rep from * around – 40 sts.
Knit 1 rnd. Divide sts onto the double pointed needles, with 10 sts on each of 4 needles.
Next Decrease Rnd: * K2, k2tog, rep from * around – 30 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next Decrease Rnd: * K1, k2tog, rep from * around – 20 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next Decrease Rnd: * K2tog, rep from * around – 10 sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail into blunt needle, then draw through remaining sts, pull to gather. Knot to secure.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

beg = begin(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

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