Hat measures 20" [51 cm] circumference, unstretched. Hat will stretch to fit 21"-22" [53.5â€“56 cm] head
11 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 26 rows = 4" [20 cm] in Garter st (knit every row).
1. Hat is worked back & forth in rows beginning at lower edge. Side edges are sewn together for back seam.
2. Work stripes in the following color sequence: Work first row with A, 4 rows with B, 2 rows with A, 4 rows with B, work remainder of hat with A only. Do not cut yarn until instructed. Carry color not in use up the side of the piece.
With A, cast on 55 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit all sts.
Change to B.
Rows 2, 3, 4 & 5: Knit all sts.
Change to A.
Rows 6 & 7: Knit all sts.
Change to B.
Rows 8â€“11: Repeat Rows 2, 3, 4 & 5. Cut B.
Work remainder of hat with A only.
Knit every row until piece measures 5"
[12.5 cm] from beginning, end with a WS row.
SHAPE CROWN (top of hat):
Decrease Row 1 (right side): [K9, k2tog]
5 times â€” 50 sts.
Next Row & all WS rows: Knit all sts.
Decrease Row 2: [K8, k2tog] 5 times â€” 45 sts.
Decrease Row 3: [K7, k2tog] 5 times â€” 40 sts.
Decrease Row 4: [K6, k2tog] 5 times â€” 35 sts.
Decrease Row 5: [K5, k2tog] 5 times â€” 30 sts.
Decrease Row 6: [K4, k2tog] 5 times â€” 25 sts.
Decrease Row 7: [K3, k2tog] 5 times â€” 20 sts.
Decrease Row 8: [K2, k2tog] 5 times â€” 15 sts.
Decrease Row 9: [K1, k2tog] 5 times â€” 10 sts.
Decrease Row 10: [K2tog] 5 times â€” 5 sts.
Cut A, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches & remove stitches from needle. Pull to gather. Sew side edges together for back seam.
Weave in ends.
k2tog = knit next 2 sts together
st(s) = stitch(es)
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number
of times specified
WS = Wrong sides
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