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Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (100% cotton, 2.5oz/70g, 120yds/109m) one ball each in Red, Hot Orange, and Sunshine
US7 (4.5mm) 16in (41cm) circular needle
US7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles
17sts by 23rows = 4in (10cm) in stst on US7 (4.5mm)
Child (Adult Small, Adult Large) = 15 (17.5, 20)in [38 (44, 51)cm] circumference;
To Fit = 18 (21, 24)in [48 (54, 61)cm] circumference
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With orange yarn and circ, CO 60 (72, 84) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Work 4 (4, 5) rnds in k2,p2 ribbing. Knit 11 (13, 15) rnds in stst. Join yellow and cut orange. Knit 14 (17, 20) rnds in stst.
Switch to dpns with 20 (24, 28) sts on each of 3 needles.
Rnd 1: [k8 (10, 12), k2tog] around - 54 (66, 78) sts.
Rnd 2: [k7 (9, 11), k2tog] around - 48 (60, 72) sts.
Rnd 3: [k6 (8, 10), k2tog] around - 42 (54, 66) sts.
Cont to dec 6 sts each rnd until 36 sts rem for all sizes.
Next rnd, [k1, k2tog] around - 24 sts.
Next rnd, [k2tog] around - 12 sts.
Next rnd, [k2tog] around - 6 sts.
Cut yarn and thread through rem loops using tapestry needle. Pull tight and tie off.
With red yarn and using one dpn, pick up 13 (15, 17) sts along ribbed edge wherever you like with RS facing, turn.
Row 1: sl1, p11 (13, 15), k1.
Row 2: sl1, k12 (14, 16).Rep last two rows 7 (8, 9) more times. BO all sts. Rep for second earflap on opposite side. Weave in ends. Make a pom-pom with all three colors and attach to top of hat.
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