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Home : Patterns : Brisbane Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Brisbane Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L20506
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 16 in. (41 cm), will stretch to fit a range of adult sizes.

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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 Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation Gemstone
Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia Mesquite
Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo Toucan
Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven Winter Sky
Camouflage Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon
Checkerboard Moonlight Hudson Bay
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 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, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman
$ 9.49  
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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

Brisbane Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


9 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern.

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.

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1. Hat is worked from lower edge up to crown (top of Hat).
2. Hat is worked in the round with a circular needle.

Cast on 32 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: *K3, p1; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: P1, *k1, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, end k1, p2.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until piece measures about 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
When working the next rnd, we found that the sts were so stretchy that they still fit around the circular needle. If this does not work for you, you may wish to change to double pointed needles.
Rnd 1: *K2tog, p2tog; rep from * to end of round - 16 sts at the end of this rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) 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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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Brisbane Hat Reviewed by Cassandra Ferguson on 2013-05-14 *****
Easy and fun to make. Pattern looks great too!

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