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The Patriot Hat

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

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Heartland
    • Redwood 1 ball (A)
    • Acadia 1 ball (B)
    • Olympic 1 ball (C)
    • or colors of choice
  • Lion Brand®:
    • Stitch markers
    • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

SIZE:

Finished circumference: about 19”, will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Finished height: about 11-1/2"

GAUGE:

17 sts + 24 rnds = about 4” in Beaded Rib pattern using larger needles.
BE SURE TO CHECK GAUGE.

PATTERN STITCHES:

K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (over an even number of sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

Beaded Rib Pattern worked in rnds (over an even number of sts)
Rnd 1: Purl.
Rnd 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for Beaded Rib pattern worked in rnds.

DIRECTIONS:

NOTES:
1. Hat is worked in rnds beg at lower edge.
2. When knitting in the rnd on double pointed needles (dpns), the sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles. If working with a set of 4 dpns, the sts should be divided among 3 needles. If working with a set of 5 dpns, the sts should be divided among 4 needles. The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that used – this is not a problem. Simply divide the sts as evenly as possible, and there will still be a symmetrical ‘tube’ of knitting.

With smaller double pointed needles (dpns) and C, cast on 80 sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 20 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 for 24 rnds.
Cut C.

Body
Change to larger dpns as you work the next rnd.
Rnds 1-6: With B, work in Beaded Rib pattern for 6 rnds.
Rnds 7-12: With A, work in Beaded Rib pattern for 6 rnds.
Rnds 13-18: Rep Rnds 1-6.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Note: Continue to change color every 6 rnds throughout shaping.
Rnd 1: *P14, p2tog, place marker; rep from * to last 16 sts, p14, p2tog – 75 sts rem at the end of the rnd.
Rnd 2: *(K1, p1) to 1 st before marker, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: *P to 2 sts before marker, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 70 sts.
Rnd 4: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 5: *P to 2 sts before marker, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 65 sts.
Rnds 6-25: Rep Rnds 2-5 – 15 sts at the end of Rnd 25.
Rnd 26: *K1, p1, k1; 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
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 stitches together
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)

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