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Home : Patterns : Two Ball Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Two Ball Hat

Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern #: L0561
Rating: ***2.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference 18 in. (48 cm)
Note: Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jun 23, 2011)


Cast on 80 sts. Divide sts onto 3 or 4 double pointed needles. Place marker for beg of rnd.

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Superwash Merino Cashmere

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Superwash Merino Cashmere
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*Superwash Merino Cashmere (Article #821). 72% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere    ; package size: 1.40oz/40.00 gr. (87yds/80m) pull skeins

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Two Ball Hat

Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere


18 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. 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 80 sts. Divide sts onto 3 or 4 double pointed 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, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-4: Purl.
Rnds 5-8: Knit.
Rnds 9-48: Rep Rnds 1-8 five more times until piece measures 6 in. (15 cm) from beg, ending with a Rnd 8.
Shape Top of Hat (crown)
Rnd 49:
*K2tog, k12, k2tog, place marker; rep from * to end of rnd - 70 sts at the end of this rnd.
Note: When working the following rnds, slip markers as you come to them.
Rnd 50: *K2tog, k10, k2tog; rep from * 4 around more times - 60 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 51: *K2tog, k8, k2tog; rep from * 4 around more times - 50 sts.
Rnd 52: *K2tog, k6, k2tog; rep from * 4 around more times - 40 sts.
Rnd 53: *K2tog, k4, k2tog; rep from * around 4 more times - 30 sts.
Rnd 54: *K2tog, k2, k2tog; rep from * around 4 more times - 20 sts.
Rnd 55: *K2tog; rep from * around - 10 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.


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

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: ***2.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Disappointing Reviewed by Versel Rush on 2011-12-20 **
Even at the correct gauge, this hat is simply too small or the woman in the picture has the world's smallest head. Very easy to knit but since the yarn skein is small, if you increase the size of the hat, you can run out of yarn easily. (And I have to order the yarn, it is not available anywhere.)

I start with circular needles and change to double pointed as it decreases.

I'm giving it 2 stars because it is cute.

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