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Free Knitting Pattern: Solstice Hat

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Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L10598
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 20 in. (51 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Cozy and cuffed with plenty of stretch, this hat is the pattern to make for yourself or a loved on to keep warm on a chilly winter's day.
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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 640-131: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Grass
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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 Snapdragon Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation
Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia
Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Hoosiers
Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard
*Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists: 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 (Sequoia, Mesquite, Granite): 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  640-131 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Grass
   ball
$ 9.49  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 13 (9 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long
Double pointed knitting needles size 13 (9mm), set of 5
 

Solstice Hat

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

10 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in K2, p2 Rib, slightly stretched. 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

NOTES:

1. Hat is worked from lower edge up to crown (top of Hat).
2. Hat is worked in the round, beg with a circular needle, then changing to double pointed needles when beg decreases for crown (top of Hat).
3. If you prefer, the entire Hat can be worked on double pointed needles.

HAT
With circular needle, cast on 48 sts. 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 10 in. (25.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Rnd 1:
Change from circular needle to double pointed needles (dpns), as follows: With first dpn, (k2, p2) 3 times; with 2nd dpn, (k2, p2) 3 times; with 3rd dpn, (k2, p2) 3 times; with 4th dpn, (k2, p2) 3 times. Set the circular needle aside and work with dpns only. Remember to move you marker for the beg of the rnd to the dpn.
Rnd 2: *K2, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 36 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *K2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 24 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 5: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 12 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
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Solstice Hat Reviewed by Dorrie Ritchie on 2012-03-05 *****
GREAT! WENT SO FAST AND EASY TO KNIT.
THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUING PRACTICAL PATTERNS.

DORRIE, ST AUGUSTINE


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