18 sts = 4"; 24 rows = 4" in with larger needle in Stockinette Stitch. CHECK GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
Note: Change to double pointed needles when there are too few stitches for the circular needle.
Hat measures 21" in circumference
With smaller needles, cast on 100 sts. Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1 (Right side): (K2, P2) around.
Repeat Round 1 for pattern until piece measures approximately 2" from cast on edge.
With larger needle, knit around until piece measures approximately 7" from cast on edge.
Round 1: (K8, k2tog) around: 90 sts.
Round 2: Knit around.
Round 3: (K7, k2tog) around: 80 sts.
Round 4: Knit around.
Round 5: (K6, k2tog) around: 70 sts.
Round 6: Knit around.
Round 7: (K5, k2tog) around: 60 sts.
Round 8: Knit around.
Round 9: (K4, k2tog) around: 50 sts.
Round 10: Knit around.
Round 11: (K3, k2tog) around: 40 sts.
Round 12: (K2, k2tog) around: 30 sts.
Round 13: (K1, k2tog) around: 20 sts.
Round 14: K2tog around: 10 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 12" end. Thread yarn needle with end and weave through remaining stitches. Draw up firm; fasten securely.
K = knit
mm = millimeter
P = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
( ) = work directions in parentheses as indicated.