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Home : Patterns : Comet Tail Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Comet Tail Hat

Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern #: L10593
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 19 in. (48.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.


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At once both a hat and a scarf, this project is knit from the bottom edge of the hat to the full length of the 'tail.' The finished product is a long tube with decreases to shape the hat portion.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 825-200: Amazing Yarn: Aurora
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*Amazing (Article #825). 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (147yds/135m) pull skeins

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Comet Tail Hat

Lion Brand® Amazing®


16 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (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


When knitting in the round on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles. The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using – this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical ‘tube’ of knitting.

Cast on 75 sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, having 19 sts on each of 3 needles and 18 sts on 4th needle. Place marker for beginning of rnd and 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.
Work in St st in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures about 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg.
Next Rnd: *K13, k2tog; rep from * around - 70 sts at the end of this rnd.
Knit 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K12, k2tog; rep from * around - 65 sts.
Knit 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K11, k2tog; rep from * around - 60 sts.
Knit 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K10, k2tog; rep from * around - 55 sts.
Knit 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K9, k2tog; rep from * around - 50 sts.
Knit 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K8, k2tog; rep from * around - 45 sts.
Knit 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K7, k2tog; rep from * around - 40 sts.
Knit 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K6, k2tog; rep from * around - 35 sts.
Knit 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K5, k2tog; rep from * around - 30 sts.
Knit 2 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around - 25 sts.

Continue in St st worked in the rnd until tail of Hat measures about 48 in. (122 cm).
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)

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