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Lyon Hat

August 13, 2009

When I sat down make boutique hats for Averyboo Arts Creativity Center for Kids in Long Beach, CA, I thought about the ways I could expand on the basic ear flap design that children love to wear.  I love using buttons for their function and form,  and here I decided to give them a purpose and make the ear flaps detachable.  The result, when worked in one of the many awesome self striping yarns out there, is a truly fun and unique hat.

I’ve made dozens of these – they are addicting!

Lyon Hat: FREE

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YARN (Each hat requires 2 skeins of one color)

• Noro Kureyon
[100% wool; 50g/108yd]
#149 Brown/Grey/Taupe

• Crystal Palace Yarns Mochi Plus
[80% Merino wool/20% Nylon; 50g/95yd]
#566 Feldspar

• di.Ve’ Teseo
[53% Wool, 47% Microfiber; 50g/98yds]
#32011 Strawberry Coulis

• Patons SWS
[70% Wool, 30% Soy; 80g/110yd]
#70117 Natural Denim

Six approx. 1-inch buttons or toggles

Set of five US size 8 (5mm) double-point needles
Set of five US size 10 (6mm) double-point needles

18 sts = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needles

Child, Adult Medium, Adult Large

Approx. 18, 20, 22 inches in circumference

Tips  For  This  Project:
• Use two smaller double-point needles (size 6 recommended) when working I-cord for tighter and neater-looking finished results.
• Larger buttons can be used by attaching them to the earflaps through the buttonholes in the ribbing (though the earflaps will no longer be detachable).


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