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Striped "Julia Roberts Stepmom" Hat Knitting PatternGale H. Coffey
Lamb's Pride Bulky
85% wool/15% mohair
125 yards/4 ounces
#97 - Rust (MC)
small amount #14 - Sunburst Gold (Color A)
small amount #79 - Blueboy (Color B)
small amount #62 - Amethyst (Color C)
One skein of each will result in four hats with different main colors.
Size 10½ US (6.5 mm) 16" circular needles
Size 10½ US (6.5 mm)double point needles
S/M (21 - 22")
M/L (22 - 23") Gauge:
14 sts and 16 rows =4" in St st Instructions
With MC and circular needles, CO 70 (76) sts. Join and knit 6 rows (1.5 inches).
Purl one row (to stop rolling of brim)
Knit 6 more rows of MC (1.5 inches).
Attach Color A and knit one row, then purl one row. Do not break yarn.
Attach Color B and knit one row. Break yarn.
With Color A knit one row and purl one row.
With MC knit 4 rows (1 inch).
Attach Color C and knit one row, then purl one row. Break yarn.
With MC knit 3 rows (¾ inch).
Attach Color B and knit one row, then purl one row. Do not break yarn.
Attach Color C and knit one row. Break yarn.
With Color B knit one row, then purl one row. Start Decreasing For Crown:
With MC, knit decreasing 6 (4) sts evenly spaced. 64 (72) sts.
Knit one round with MC.
With Color A knit one round, and purl one round. Size M/L only (Skip these rounds for size S/M):
With MC k7, k2tog around.
Knit 1 round even. For Both Sizes:
K6, k2tog around (56 sts).
Knit 1 round even.
K5, k2tog around (48 sts).
Knit 1 round even. Change to dpn on next round. K4, k2tog around (40 sts).
Knit 1 round even.
K3, k2tog around (32 sts).
K2, k2tog around (24 sts).
K1, k2tog around (16 sts).
K2tog around (8 sts). Leaving a 8" tail, break yarn and draw through remaining 8 sts. Weave in ends. This pattern is a good pattern to use up scraps you have, or buy an extra skein of yarn on your next sweater to make a matching cap. ©Gale H. Coffey
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