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Free Knitting Pattern: School Colors Hat

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 80828AD
Rating: ****4.1 (based on 14 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Finished Circumference About 17 3/4 in. (45 cm).

PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids
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Color (A)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-180: Wool-Ease Yarn: Forest Green Heather
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Color (B)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-099: Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey Black
Mustard Eggplant Gold Avocado Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Denim Twist
Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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•  620-180 Wool-Ease Yarn: Forest Green Heather
$ 4.69  
Note: (A)
•  620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman
$ 4.69  
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

School Colors Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (knit every row).

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

Note: Carry color not in use along edge of work on wrong side.
With A, cast on 80 sts.
Rows 1-6: With A, knit.
Rows 7-12: With B, knit.
Rows 13-18: With A, knit.
Rows 19-22: With B, knit.
Rows 23-28: With A, knit.
Rows 29-30: With B, knit.
Row 31: With B, *k8, k2tog, rep from * across – 72 sts.
Row 32: With B, knit.
Row 33: With A, *k7, k2tog, rep from * across – 64 sts.
Row 34: With A, knit.
Row 35: With A, *k6, k2tog, rep from * across – 56 sts.
Row 36: With A, knit.
Row 37: With A, *k5, k2tog, rep from * across – 48 sts.
Row 38: With A, knit.
Row 39: With B, *k4, k2tog, rep from * across – 40 sts.
Row 40: With B, knit.
Row 41: With B, *k3, k2tog, rep from * across – 32 sts.
Row 42: With B, knit.
Row 43: With A, *k2, k2tog, rep from * across – 24 sts.
Row 44: With A, knit.
Row 45: With A, *k1, k2tog, rep from * across – 16 sts.
Row 46: With A, knit.
Row 47: With A, *k2tog, rep from * across – 8 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 12 in. (30.5 cm) tail. Thread tail through remaining 8 sts, pull together tightly, and sew back seam.

Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.1 (based on 14 reviews)
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School Colors Hat Reviewed by Tomo Cherish on 2011-07-13 ***
easy to make, great for school or favorite teams. garter stitch stretches but wool shrinks, consider using a different type of yarn. may take many tries, ii am partial to acrillic. not the nicest, but becomes soft and comfortable after washing.

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