Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® McCarren Park Ranger Hat

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by Lion Brand® Design Team

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® McCarren Park Ranger Hat

The Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® McCarren Park Ranger Hat has the soft feel of wool but is easy to care for - making it perfect for wearing all the time. If you don't like the color we've used, feel free tomake this project with your favorite color!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 10 sts (about 4 inch) to this knit this hat that will have a circumference of 20 inch and will stretch to a fit a range of sizes. Remember to check your gauge. 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. If it takes you less stitches and rows to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if it takes you more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Download template for knitting stitches and abbreviations not explained below. Notes: Hat is worked flat and then seamed. Knitted tail is worked on 2 double pointed needles.
  • 2
    Hat Cast on 49 sts. Row 1 (WS): *P2, k2; rep from * to last st, p1. Row 2: K1, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 4 inch from beg, end with a RS row. Note: End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row. Decrease Row (WS): *P2, k2tog; rep from * to last st, p1 – 37 sts at the end of this row. Next Row (RS): K1, *p1, k2; rep from * to end of row. Next Row: *P2, k1; rep from * to last st, p1. Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 8 inch from beg, end with a RS row. Shape Crown (Top of Hat) Row 1 (WS): *P1, p2tog; rep from * to last st, p1 – 25 sts. Rows 2-5: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 4 rows. Row 6: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 – 19 sts. Rows 7-9: Work in St st for 3 rows. Row 10: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 – 13 sts. Row 11: Purl. Row 12: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, k1 – 7 sts. Row 13: Purl. Row 14: Rep Row 12 – 4 sts. Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn. Slip remaining 4 sts onto one double-pointed needle. From RS and working with 2 double-pointed needles. *Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * until tail measures about 6 inch long. Bind off.
  • 3
    Finishing Sew side edges together for back seam. Following package directions, make 2 medium size pom poms. Tie one pom pom to end of tail and 2nd pom pom to middle of tail. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Yarn Crimson 104769691
  • Lion Brand® Knitting Needles U.S. 13/9.0 mm 104236761
  • Lion Brand® Pom Pom Makers 3 pc. 104239363
  • Lion Brand® Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • Double Pointed Knitting Needles Size 13
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