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Home : Patterns : Big Dipper Hat
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Big Dipper Hat

Lion Brand« Homespun®
Pattern #: L10600
Rating: ***3.0 (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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Knit in cozy-soft Homespun, this cuffed hat has a thick brim to keep your ears and forehead toasty warm.
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Homespun®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-404: Homespun Yarn: Lagoon
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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
Homespun®
Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial
Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall
Gothic Prairie Barrington Nouveau Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft
Quartz Montana Sky Black Candy Apple Harvest Olive Barley Grape
Cream Golden Meadow Fiesta Plum Apple Green Lagoon Parfait
Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire Bourbon Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Marble
Amethyst Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Vintage Purple Haze Wisteria
Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo Abalone
Claret Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  790-404 Homespun Yarn: Lagoon
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$ 7.49  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8   $ 5.95  
Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 8   $ 5.75  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Big Dipper Hat

Lion Brand« Homespun®

GAUGE:

16 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in K2, p2 Rib. 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 rnd, beg with a circular needle, then changing to double-pointed needles when sts have been decreased.
3. When knitting in the rnd on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles. If you are working with a set of 4 dpn, your sts should be divided among 3 needles. If you are working with a set of 5 dpn, your sts should be divided among 4 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.
4. If you prefer, the entire Hat can be worked on double-pointed needles.

HAT
With circular needle, cast on 80 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.
Ribbing (worked in K2, p2 Rib)
Rnd 1:
*K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep last rnd until piece measures about 10 1/2 in. (26.5 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) 5 times; with 2nd dpn, (k2, p2) 5 times; with 3rd dpn, (k2, p2) 5 times; with 4th dpn, (k2, p2) 5 times. Set the circular needle aside and work with dpns only.
Rnd 2: *K2, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 60 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 - 40 sts.
Rnd 5: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 20 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn 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: ***3.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Reviewed by Anita on 2013-03-07 ****
I have been working with Homespun for many years, knitting prayer shawls with a group at my church. Although it can be difficult to work with, Homespun is so soft! I knit this hat using leftover bits in coordinating colors and it turned out very nice. The next time I have over 4 ounces of leftovers, I'll make it again.


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