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Free Crochet Pattern: Two Ball Crochet Hat

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Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern #: L0562
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 10 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.


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Superwash Merino Cashmere

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Superwash Merino Cashmere
Ebony Green Tea
*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 Crochet Hat

Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere


9 pattern reps = about 4 in. (10 cm). 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


1. The lower Band of Hat is worked back and forth in rows, then the last row is joined to the first row to form a ring. First rnd of Hat is worked across one long side of edge of Band.
2. Hat is worked in continuous rounds along one long edge of Band. Do not join and do not turn at end of rounds.


Ch 10.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 9 sc.
Rows 2-80: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Hold first and last row together, with sts aligned. To join Band, ch 1, turn, working through both thicknesses, slip st in each st across. Do not fasten off.
Rnd 1:
Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), working in ends of rows across long edge of Band, sk first 2 rows, *hdc in next row, ch 1, sk next row; rep from * around - 40 pattern reps at the end of this rnd. Place marker in last ch-1 sp for indicate end of rnd. Move marker up as work progresses.
Rnd 2: Hdc in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, *hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 2 until Hat measures 6 in. (15 cm) from lower edge of Band.
Top of Hat (crown)
Rnd 1:
*(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 7 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 35 pattern reps.
Rnd 2: *Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * around.
Rnd 3: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 6 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 30 pattern reps.
Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 5: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 5 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 25 pattern reps.
Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 7: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 20 pattern reps.
Rnd 8: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 15 pattern reps.
Rnd 9: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 2 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 10 pattern reps.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through sts of last rnd 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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ch(s) = chain(s) ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
sk = skip st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 10 reviews)
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Reviewed by Hannah on 2013-02-23 *****
I made a month or two ago and have had so many compliment on it. I have had no problems weaeing it since I wear it like shown in the picture. The only thing is: definetely make a bigger pom-pom.

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