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Home : Patterns : Easy Rib Knit Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Easy Rib Knit Hat

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern #: L20123
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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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.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 11, 2012)
Hat is reversible and can be worn with either side facing out!
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Hometown USA®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 135-170: Hometown USA Yarn: Las Vegas Gold
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*Hometown USA (Article #135). Solids, Multis, Neons and Twists: 100% Acrylic, 
Tweeds: 94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz. (142 g), 81 yd. (74 m)
Multis, Tweeds, Neons, and Twists: 4 oz. (113 g), 64 yd. (59 m)

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•  135-170 Hometown USA Yarn: Las Vegas Gold
$ 5.29  
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Easy Rib Knit Hat

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®


9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in rib pattern worked in the rnd using larger needles, 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


1. Hat is worked in the rnd on double pointed needles, beg at lower edge.
2. Hat is reversible and can be worn with either side facing out!

With smaller needles, cast on 44 sts. Divide sts onto 4 double pointed needles (12 sts on each of first 3 needles, 8 sts on 4th needle). 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: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd. Rep Rnd 1 until piece measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger needles.
Note: To change to larger needles, change one needle at a time as you work the next rnd.
Next Rnd:*K3, p1; 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)
Next Rnd:
*K3tog, p1; rep from * to end of rnd - 22 sts at the end of this rnd.
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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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k3tog = knit 3 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 5 reviews)
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Easy Rib Knit Hat Reviewed by Leigh Walters on 2014-02-09 *****
Just made four of these hats as gifts, I suggest knit to 8-1/2" then cast off, these knit up quick, yarn is chunky and soft, I finished them with the rib showing like the photo

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