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Lion Kool Wool (50% merino wool/50% acrylic, 1.75oz/50g, 60yds/54m - discontinued) two skeins in Navy, less than one skein each in Claret and Charcoal
US10 (6mm) 16in (41cm) circular needle
US10 (6mm) double-pointed needles
14sts by 20rows = 4in (10cm) in stst
Child (Adult S, Adult L) = 19 (21, 23)in [48 (53, 58)cm] in circumference
Note: This pattern first creates a navy cap with claret diamonds. Then the diagonal charcoal lines are added with duplicate stitch.
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Cast on 66 (72, 78) sts with Navy on circ. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist.
Rnds 1-5: [k3, p3] around.
Rnds 6-7: knit around.
Rnds 8-9: [k3Navy, k1Claret, k2Navy] around.
Rnds 10-11: [k2N, k3C, k1N] around.
Rnds 12-13: [k1N, k5C] around.
Rnds 14-15: same as Rnds 10-11.
Rnds 16-17: same as Rnds 8-9.
With Navy, knit 1 (2, 3) rnds.
Switch to dpns.
Rnd 1: [k9 (10, 11), k2tog] 6 times – 60 (66, 72) sts.
Rnd 2 & all even rnds: knit even.
Rnd 3: [k8 (9, 10), k2tog] 6 times – 54 (60, 66) sts.
Rnd 5: [k7 (8, 9), k2tog] 6 times – 48 (54, 60) sts.
Continue to dec 6 sts every other rnd until 24 sts rem.
Next rnd: knit even. Next rnd: k2tog around – 12 sts.
Next rnd: knit even. Next rnd: k2tog around – 6 sts.
Cut yarn and thread through rem loops using tapestry needle. Pull tight and tie off. Use tapestry needle and Charcoal yarn to duplicate stitch diagonal lines according to chart. Weave in ends.
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