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Free Knitting Pattern: Simple Knit Hat

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L32214C
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes), Adult (Multiple Sizes)

Child S (Child M/L, Adult S/M, Adult L)
Finished Circumference About 16 (18, 20, 22) in. (40.5 (45.5, 51, 56) cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Finished Height About 7 (7 1/2, 10 1/2, 10 3/4) in. (18 (19, 26.5, 27.5) cm), height can be customized.


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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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 Flamingo
Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven
Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard
*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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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  640-123 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Oatmeal
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$ 9.49 1, 1, 1 
Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 13   $ 8.95  
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Simple Knit Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in rnds (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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (over an even number of sts)
Rnd 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds (over a multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1:
*K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds.

K3, p1 Rib worked in rnds (over a multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1 (RS):
*K3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K3, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:

1. This pattern is a recipe for making a custom hat. You choose your size and length, and which rib pattern you’d like.
2. Hat is worked in rnds on double pointed needles (dpns) beg at lower edge.
3. When knitting in the round on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the 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.


BASIC HAT
Cast on 36 (40, 44, 48) sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, placing 9 (10, 11, 12) 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.
Choose one of the Rib Patterns, and work until piece measures 1 1/2 (1 1/2, 2, 2) in. (4 (4, 5, 5) cm) from beg or desired length.
For our sample, we chose to use K3, p1 Rib worked in rnds.
Change to St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) until piece measures about 6 3/4 (7 1/2, 10 1/2, 10 1/2) in. (17 (18.5, 26, 26.5) cm) from beg or desired length.
Shape Crown (Top of Hat)
Decrease Rnd:
K2tog around – 18 (20, 22, 24) sts at the end of this rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn 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) 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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