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Home : Patterns : Longford Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Longford Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 90164AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 13 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Child, one size
Finished Circumference About 18 in. (45.5 cm). Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.


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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 640-099: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman
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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation Gemstone
Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia Mesquite
Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo Toucan
Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven Winter Sky
Camouflage Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon
Checkerboard Moonlight Hudson Bay
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon;
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman
$ 9.49  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)   $ 2.95  
Pom pom Maker   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 13 (9 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm)
Double pointed knitting needles size 13 (9 mm), (set of 4)

Longford Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


9 sts + 12 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) 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


M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

Earflaps are worked back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
With circular needle, cast on 3 sts.
Rows 1, 3 and 5 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: K1, (M1, k1) twice - 5 sts at end of row.
Row 4: K1, M1, k3, M1, k1 - 7 sts at end of row.
Row 6: K1, M1, k5, M1, k1 - 9 sts at end of row.
Row 7: Purl.
Slip sts to a holder.
Rep to make second earflap, but do not slip sts to a holder.
Next Row (RS): Knit across sts of second earflap, cast on 9 sts for back, k 9 earflap sts from holder - 27 sts at end of row.
Work 3 rows in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Next Row (RS): Knit across all sts, cast on 13 sts for front of Hat - 40 sts at end of row.
Being careful not to twist sts, join, to beg working in the rnd.
Place marker for beg of rnd.
Work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm) above earflaps.

Shape Crown
Change to double-pointed needles when there are too few sts to continue on circular needle.
Rnds 1, 3, and 7: Knit.
Rnd 2: (K3, k2tog) around - 32 sts at end of rnd.
Rnd 4: (K2, k2tog) around - 24 sts.
Rnd 6: (K1, k2tog) around - 16 sts.
Rnd 8: (K2tog) around - 8 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through rem sts, gather tog and fasten off.

From RS with crochet hook, join yarn with slip st anywhere along edge of Hat. Work slip st evenly spaced around entire edge. Fasten off.
Braid with Pompom
Cut 3 strands of yarn each 20 in. (51 cm) long. Hold strands together and fold in half. Use a crochet hook to draw fold through lower edge of earflap to make a loop. Pull ends through loop and tighten. Divide strands into 3 groups of 2 strands each and braid. Knot ends. Following package directions, make a small pom-pom. Tie pom-pom to end of Braid. Trim ends.
In same way, make a Braid and pom-pom on second earflap.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 13 reviews)
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Longford Hat Reviewed by Suzanne Edwards on 2015-01-06 *****
I made these hats for a children's Christmas party. They were a hit and made one every evening for a month. Will be making more for next year because they were so easy and popular.

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