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Free Knitting Pattern: Basic Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L0410AD
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 15 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference: About 19 in. (48 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 640-502: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Mesquite
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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
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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•  640-502 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Mesquite
$ 9.49  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 15 [10 mm]   $ 5.95  
Pom pom Maker   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Basic Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


8 sts + 10 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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 38 sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Beginning with a purl row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 21 rows.
Next Row: *K2tog, repeat from * across – 19 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
Thread tail through remaining sts, pull tightly to gather and knot to secure.

Seam Hat.
Weave in ends.
Optional Pom-Pom
Following package instructions, make a pom-pom. Tie pom-pom to Hat. Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 15 reviews)
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Basic Hat Reviewed by Tina Breese on 2014-11-29 *****
This is an awesome toque. All my men will wear it! I knit it in the round and it was super fast!

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