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Free Knitting Pattern: Plush Cap

Lion Brand® Holiday Homespun® - Fun Fur®
Pattern #: 81034B
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference 21 in. (53 cm) slightly stretched


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Color (A)
Holiday Homespun®

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Color (B)
Fun Fur®

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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
Fun Fur®
Ivory White Soft Pink Flamingo Sapphire Red Tigers Eye Chocolate
Taupe Neon Orange Magenta Grape Onyx Black Neon Lemon Amber
Aquamarine Violet Lava Sandstone Confetti Tropical Mango Ginger
Café Cotton Candy Stripes South Beach Stripes Mexicana Stripes Copacabana Stripes Deep Sea Stripes
Holiday Homespun®
*Holiday Homespun (Article #791). 98% Acrylic, 2% Metallic Polyester; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (154yds/140m) pull skeins
*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)

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•  320-100 Fun Fur Yarn: White
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Note: (B)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Plush Cap

Lion Brand® Holiday Homespun® - Fun Fur®


8 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row) with 1 strand each of A and B held tog. 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

Beg at lower edge with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 44 sts.
Knit 6 rows. Cut B and continue with A only.
Knit 8 rows.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 6 in. (15 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Crown
Note: You will be working decreases to shape the top of the Hat.

Row 1: (K4, k2tog, k3, k2tog) 4 times – 36 sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Next Row: (K2, k2tog, k3, k2tog) 4 times – 28 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Next Row: (K2tog) across – 14 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Next Row: (K2tog) across – 7 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Weave tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Sew seam.

Place markers on side of Cap, 2 in. (5 cm) and 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) from seam.
With RS facing and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, pick up and k12 sts between markers.
Knit 11 rows.
Next Row: (K2tog) twice, k4, (k2tog) twice – 8 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Next Row: K2tog, k4, k2tog – 6 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Next Row: (K2tog) 3 times – 3 sts.
Slip rem 3 sts onto crochet hook, yarn over and draw through all 3 sts. Cut B.
With crochet hook and A only, chain 30. Fasten off.
Repeat for second Earflap.

With RS facing and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, pick up and k16 sts between the 2 Earflaps.
Knit 11 rows. Bind off.

Fold edge to RS and tack to front of Hat.

TASSELS (make 2)
Wrap B around 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) cardboard 20 times. Cut a 6 in. (15 cm) length of B and thread onto large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Cut a 6 in. (15 cm) length of B and wrap tightly around loops 1 in. (2.5 cm) below top knot to form Tassel neck. Knot securely; thread ends onto needle and weave ends to center of Tassel.
Trim Tassel ends evenly.
Sew a Tassel to end of each tie.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 6 reviews)
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Plush Cap Reviewed by Ann Kinderknecht on 2012-11-24 *****
Very cute hat and quick...not the best picture of it for the website, but I did it in gray with fun yarn of my choice....did have to use heavy yarn....made 3 so far...

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