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Home : Patterns : Spotlight Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Spotlight Hat

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern #: L20652
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 18 in. (45.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

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This easy to knit hat uses a rib stitch in the round. Use alternating colors of Hometown USA® to create a variety of color combinations.

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Color (A)
Hometown USA®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 135-400: Hometown USA Yarn: Neon Pink
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Color (B)
Hometown USA®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 135-099: Hometown USA Yarn: Los Angeles Tan
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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
Hometown USA®
Houston Cream Los Angeles Tan New York White Honolulu Pink Detroit Blue Charlotte Blue Washington Denim Fort Worth Blue
San Diego Navy Cincinnati Red Tampa Spice Billings Chocolate Green Bay Atlanta Apricot Syracuse Orange Tennessee Tango
Portsmouth Pumpkin Seattle Sea Mist Denver Rocky Mountain New Orleans French Berry Minneapolis Purple Portland Wine Dallas Grey Chicago Charcoal
Oakland Black Daytona Lemon Pittsburgh Yellow Madison Mustard Las Vegas Gold Key Lime Oklahoma City Green Savannah Sage
Grand Rapids Green Montpelier Peacock Galveston Green Napa Valley Pinot Monterey Lime Ocean Circus Phoenix Azalea
Jersey Gardens Lake Tahoe Blue Cheyenne Wild Iris Little Rock Granite Anchorage Ice El Paso Autumn Kansas City Wheat Santa Fe Tweed
Aspen Tweed Cambridge Tweed Cape Cod Tweed Wichita Tweed Key Largo Tweed Big Sur Tweed Sioux City Tweed Neon Pink
Neon Orange Neon Lemon Key West Pink Albuquerque Orange Long Beach Lime Memphis Blues Bulldogs Jayhawks
Ducks Tigers Cowboys Spartans Boilermakers Gators Wildcats Razorbacks
Wolverines Grizzlies
*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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•  135-400 Hometown USA Yarn: Neon Pink
$ 5.29  
Note: (A)
•  135-099 Hometown USA Yarn: Los Angeles Tan
$ 5.29  
Note: (B)
Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 13   $ 8.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Spotlight Hat

Lion Brand® Hometown USA®


9 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (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


1. Hat is worked in rnds, beg at the lower edge.
2. Do not cut yarn between color changes; simply carry the unused color along the wrong side of your work.
3. Slipping the first st on Rnds 8 and 10 will help to prevent a 'jog' when changing color.

With A, loosely cast on 40 sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 10 sts on each 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: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Change to B.
Rnds 2-5: With B, rep Rnd 1 four times.
Change to St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd).
Rnd 6: With B, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 7: With A, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 8: Slip first st, then with A, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 9: With B, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 10: Slip first st, then with B, k to end of rnd.
Rnds 11-13: With B, knit.
Repeat Rnds 7-13 twice more.
Cut A.
Next Rnd: With B, *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 20 sts remain.
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
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Spotlight Hat Reviewed by norma lloyd on 2014-12-10 *****
easy to knit. Used 16" needle size 13

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