1 skein any worsted-weight yarn in main color (MC)
1 skein any worsted-weight yarn in contrasting color (CC)
1 US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle
1 set of four US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs
20 sts and 24 rows per 4" (10 cm)
Small-20" (51 cm)
Medium - 21Â¼" (54 cm)
Large - 22½" (57 cm)
Pattern written for small, larger sizes in parentheses.
With circular needle, cast on 90 (96, 102, 108) sts in main color [MC].
Join sts and place marker.
Work in k2,p2 ribbing for first 7 rounds.
K next 20 rounds.
Change to contrasting color [CC], k 3 rounds.
Change to MC, k 5 rounds.
Change to CC, k 3 rounds.
Change to MC, divide sts onto three DPN's.
Begin decreasing top of hat as follows:
Rnd 1: *k 13 (14, 15, 16), k2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: k
Rnd 3: *k 12 (13, 14, 15), k2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
Rnd 4: k
Rnd 5: *k 11 (12, 13, 14), k2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
Rnd 6: K
Repeat in this manner until 48 sts remain (16 stitches on each DPN), then decrease as follows:
Rnd 1: *k 6, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: *k 5, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
Continue decreasing in this manner until 6 stitches remain.
Pull the hat off of your DPNs, and draw tail end of yarn through the final 6 stitches.
Secure in a knot inside the hat.
Weave in ends.
MarimbaGrl03's pattern for knitting was taken with permission from marimbagrl03.livejournal.com.