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Home : Patterns : Lavish Fur Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Lavish Fur Hat

Lion Brand® Homespun® - Fun Fur®
Pattern #: 81036AD
Rating: ****3.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 21 in. (53 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 8, 2011)

Place markers on side of Hat, 2 in. (5 cm) and 4 6 1/2 in. (11.5 16.5 cm) from seam.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Color (A)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-312: Homespun Yarn: Edwardian
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Color (B)
Fun Fur®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 320-153: Fun Fur Yarn: Black
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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) 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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•  790-312 Homespun Yarn: Edwardian
$ 7.49  
Note: (A)
•  320-153 Fun Fur Yarn: Black
$ 4.99  
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  
Additional Materials
3 1/2 in. (9 cm) piece of cardboard

Lavish Fur Hat

Lion Brand® 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 at the end of this row.
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 Hat, 2 in. (5 cm) and 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) from seam.
With RS facing and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, pick up and k12 sts evenly spaced between markers.
Knit 11 rows.
Next Row: (K2tog) twice, k4, (k2tog) twice - 8 sts at the end of this row.
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 evenly spaced 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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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: ****3.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Lavish Fur Hat Reviewed by Christine Johnson on 2011-02-15 *
I am sad about how this hat turned out. It was so tight it took me 5 minutes to get it on my head. It felt terrible. I had to split the back open so it would fit over my head. The ear flaps are in the back of my head rather than being over the ears. Yes, I checked the gauge. Yes, I measured meticulously and even tore it out a couple times to start over. I was making it a project for a co-worker who is very kind to me. Now, she'll think she is my enemy.

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