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Candy Cane Hat

Designed by Yuke Hong for Crystal Palace Yarns

Description:  This festive hat is sized for Child and Adult.  It features a basic k1 x p1 ribbed cuff and k2tog decreases.

Level:  Easy

Size:  Child (Adult)

Finished Measurements:  14 (20)" in circumference and approx. 13 (16)" tall with cuff turned up and excluding pom-pom.

Materials:

Gauge:  5 sts = 1" in St st on larger needle

Abbreviations:  BO- bind off; CC- contrasting color; CO- cast on; k- knit; k2tog- knit 2 sts together; MC- main color; p- purl, rnd(s)- round(s); st(s)- stitch(es); St st- stockinette stitch

Instructions:
With CC and smaller double-pointed (circular) needle, CO 72 (99) sts.  Join and work k1 x p1 rib for  4".  Change to larger double-pointed (circular) needle.

Main Body of Hat:
With MC, knit 7 rnds. 
Knit 1 rnd in CC.  
Knit 7 rnds in MC.

Begin Decrease:
Note:  If doing larger size, change to double-pointed needles when circumference becomes too narrow for circulars.
Dec Rnd:  With CC, *K6 (9), k2 tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Knit 7 rnds in MC.
Dec Rnd:  With CC, *K5 (8), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Knit 7 rnds in MC.
Dec Rnd:  With CC, *K4 (7), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Knit 7 rnds in MC.
Dec Rnd:  With CC, *K3 (6), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Knit 7 rnds in MC.
Dec Rnd:  With CC, *K2 (5), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Knit 7 rnds in MC.
Dec Rnd:  With CC, *K1 (4), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Knit 7 rnds in MC.
Dec Rnd:  With CC, K0 (3), k2tog; rep from 8 to end of rnd.
Knit 7 rnds in MC. 
This completes the Child's size. 

For the Adult size, continue below.
Dec Rnd:  With CC, *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Knit 7 rnds in MC.
Dec Rnd:  With CC, *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Knit 7 rnds in MC.
Dec Rnd:  With CC, *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [9 sts.]
Knit 7 rnds in MC.

For Both Sizes:  Sew up rem sts.

Pom-pom:
Wind CC around 3 fingers to desired thickness, or use pom-pom maker. 
Tie center tightly and trim.  Sew to top of hat.  Weave in all ends.

Pattern Copyright 2011 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share thispattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Mochi Plus or Plus Solid are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.
 
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November 2011