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Free Knitting Pattern: Sweets Hat

Lion Brand® Modern Baby®
Pattern #: L40157
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large

Finished Circumference About 17 (19, 21) in. (43 (48, 53.5) cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

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.

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Knit this delicious, sweets-inspired scarf for your little sweetheart. Check out the matching scarfcardigan, and afghan for a complete set. Designed by Amy Bahrt.

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*Modern Baby (Article #924). 50% Acrylic, 50% Nylon; package size: 2.60oz/75.00 gr. (173yds/158m) pull skeins

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Sweets Hat

Lion Brand® Modern Baby®


20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

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


Surface Chain Stitch
Thread needle and bring from back to front through piece. *Hold short length of yarn on front forming a small loop. Insert needle back into where it last came out, do not pull tight. Bring needle back through work and through small loop; repeat from * until chain is desired length.

K1, p1 Rib (worked over an even number of sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.


1. Hat is worked flat, then seamed.
2. Charts are worked in intarsia colorwork. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section and twist yarns on WS to prevent holes. Do not carry color not in use across WS unless the distance is just a few sts. Before beginning, wind A into 5 balls.
3. When working from Charts, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), and read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.
4. When you see "– 12 sts" in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.

With smaller needles and A, cast on 88 (96, 104) sts.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 8 rows.
Begin Doily Chart
Next Row (RS):
Change to larger needles and St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Join B and work 8-st rep of Row 1 of Doily Chart across.
Continue in St st as established until all 5 rows of Doily Chart have been completed.
With A, purl 1 row.
Begin Sweets Charts
Next Row (RS):
With A, k12 (14, 16), work Row 1 of Cookie Chart across next 13 sts, k12 (14, 16) with A, work Row 1 of Cupcake Chart across next 13 sts, k12 (14, 16) with A, work Row 1 of Doughnut Chart across next 13 sts, k13 (15, 17) with A.
Work as established until all 17 rows of Cupcake Chart have been completed.
Note: When Cookie and Doughnut Charts are complete, continue in St st with A only over those sts.
With A only, continue in St st until piece measures 4 3/4 (5 1/2, 6 1/2) in. (12 (14, 16.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

For Sizes Medium and Large Only
Next Row (RS):
(K10 (11), k2tog) 8 times – you will have 88 (96) sts at the end of this row.
Purl next row.

For Size Large Only
Next Row (RS):
(K10, k2tog) 8 times – 88 sts.
Purl next row.

For All Sizes
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Dec Row 1 (RS):
(K9, k2tog) 8 times – 80 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Dec Row 3: (K8, k2tog) 8 times – 72 sts.
Dec Row 5: (K7, k2tog) 8 times – 64 sts.
Dec Row 7: (K6, k2tog) 8 times – 56 sts.
Dec Row 9: (K5, k2tog) 8 times – 48 sts.
Dec Row 11: (K4, k2tog) 8 times – 40 sts.
Dec Row 13: (K3, k2tog) 8 times – 32 sts.
Row 15: (K2tog) across – 16 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

With C, work surface chain st around outer edge of Cookie.
Chips (make 3, 1 in each in D, E and red yarn)
With crochet hook, chain 10.
Fasten off.
Coil chain into circle and sew to Cookie for chips.
With B, work surface chain st along top edge of Cupcake.
With crochet hook and red yarn, ch 20.
Fasten off.
Coil chain into circle and sew to top of Cupcake for cherry.
With D, work surface chain st around outer edge of Doughnut and doughnut hole. With colors as desired, embroider straight sts randomly on doughnut for sprinkles.
Seam sides to make Hat.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side

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