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Home : Patterns : Salt And Pepper Hat
 

Free Knitting Pattern
Salt And Pepper Hat

Lion Brand« Hometown USA«
Pattern #: L0349

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

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

CORRECTIONS: None

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*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)


You can also buy materials separately
 
MATERIALS QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  135-302 Hometown USA Yarn: Aspen Tweed balls $ 10.58  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers $ 2.49  
Pom pom Maker $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles size 13 (9 mm), set of 4
 
  

GAUGE: 9 sts = about 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.

NOTES:

Hat is worked in rnds, from lower edge upwards.

HAT
Cast on 40 sts loosely. Divide sts onto 3 needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep last rnd until piece measures about 6 in. (15 cm) from beg.
Next Rnd: *K19, kfb; rep from * once more - 42 sts at the end of this rnd.
Continue in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown
Next Rnd:
*K5, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 36 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K4, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 30 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 24 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 18 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 12 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: Knit.
Next Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 6 sts at the end of this rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

FINISHING
Pom-pom

Following package directions, make a large pom-pom. Tie pom-pom to top of Hat.
Weave in ends.


 

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)


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Pattern Average Rating: ***** (based on 6 reviews)
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Salt And Pepper Hat Reviewed by D O'Neil on 2014-01-30 *****
A great project for this beginner! I made a couple for Christmas gifts and plan to make many more. I love the Hometown yarn colors.
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