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Home : Patterns : Fireworks Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Fireworks Hat

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern #: L0028AD
Rating: *****4.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 9 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Hat Circumference 16 (17 1/2, 19 1/2) in. (40.5 (44.5, 50) cm)
Note Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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This garter stitch hat is anything but simple with the bright multicolored Hometown USA yarn.
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Hometown USA®
Houston Cream Los Angeles Tan New York White Honolulu Pink Detroit Blue Charlotte Blue Washington Denim Fort Worth Blue
San Diego Navy Cincinnati Red Tampa Spice Billings Chocolate Green Bay Atlanta Apricot Syracuse Orange Tennessee Tango
Portsmouth Pumpkin Seattle Sea Mist Denver Rocky Mountain New Orleans French Berry Minneapolis Purple Portland Wine Dallas Grey Chicago Charcoal
Oakland Black Daytona Lemon Pittsburgh Yellow Madison Mustard Las Vegas Gold Key Lime Oklahoma City Green Savannah Sage
Grand Rapids Green Montpelier Peacock Galveston Green Napa Valley Pinot Monterey Lime Ocean Circus Phoenix Azalea
Jersey Gardens Lake Tahoe Blue Cheyenne Wild Iris Little Rock Granite Anchorage Ice El Paso Autumn Kansas City Wheat Santa Fe Tweed
Aspen Tweed Cambridge Tweed Cape Cod Tweed Neon Pink Neon Orange Neon Lemon Key West Pink Albuquerque Orange
Long Beach Lime Memphis Blues Bulldogs Jayhawks Ducks Tigers Cowboys Spartans
Boilermakers Gators Wildcats Razorbacks Wolverines Grizzlies
*Hometown USA (Article #135). Solids, Multis, Neons and Team: 100% Acrylic
Tweeds: 94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz. (142 g), 81 yd. (74 m)
Multis, Tweeds, Neons, and Team: 4 oz. (113 g), 64 yd. (59 m)

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Fireworks Hat

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®


9 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k 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

Cast on 36 (40, 44) sts.
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Rep Row 1 until piece measures 1 in. (2.5 cm) from beg.
Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8) in. (16.5 (19.5, 20.5) cm) from beg.
Next Row: (K2tog) across – 18 (20, 22) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: (K2tog) across – 9 (10, 11) sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail into large-eyed needle and thread through remaining sts, pull tightly to gather together. Knot securely.

Sew seam.
Following package directions, make a medium size pompom. Tie pompom to top of Hat.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.2 (based on 5 reviews)
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Fireworks Hat Reviewed by kate on 2011-11-27 ***
I just finished making this hat, with a few changes.

1) I used Oklahoma City Green and San Diego Navy in a stripe pattern.
2) I knitted this in the round.
3) I used a stockinette stitch instead of garter stitch.

I made this hat in the largest size to fit my 18-month-old twin boys (their heads are a little on the large side and I'd like this to fit them through the winter).

It's a very cute hat, but the length of the hat is WAY off. The circumference is perfect as written. However, unless you want this hat to cover their entire head and face, down to their chin, then knitting to an 8 inch length before beginning decreases is way, way too long. After finishing the hat (without fully knotting off the last round), I tried it on both of my boys, and it was way too long on both of them. So, I ended up unraveling the decreases and then maybe another two or so inches of length total.

At that point, I didn't really feel like doing the decreases again (and the length looked right), so I just tied it off at that point. The decreases might've made it a little bit tidier, but there are so few decrease rows that I don't know that it makes much difference overall.

I was thinking that I'd like to make two, one for each boy, but I'm not sure the end result was all that exciting. The pompon is cute, but I haven't decided if I want to add it yet.

Lastly, this is a really, REALLY thick hat! Great for winter, but it makes a very stiff, very dense fabric.

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