The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).
11 sts and 14 rows = 4" in stocking st
With MC, cast on 42 (46) sts.
Work 4 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (RS). Knit, inc 2 sts evenly across. 44 (48) sts.
Beg with a purl row, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 5 (6)", ending with a purl row.
Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K2 (0). (K2tog. K4) 7 (8) times. 37 (40) sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K2 (0). (K2tog. K3) 7 (8) times. 30 (32) sts.
5th row: K2 (0). (K2tog. K2) 7 (8) times. 23 (24) sts.
7th row: K2 (0). (K2tog. K1) 7 (8) times. 16 sts.
9th row: (K2tog) 8 times. 8 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts. Fasten securely. Sew back seam.
Large Pompom (make 1): Wind A around 4 fingers 60 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side loops. Trim to smooth round shape.
Small Pompom (make 2): Wind A around 2 fingers 50 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side loops. Trim to smooth round shape.
Twisted Cord: Cut 3 lengths of A 20" long. Taking all 3 strands tog, have someone hold one end or attach end to a hook. Twist strands to the right until they being to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog.
Attach 1 Small Pompom to each end of Cord. Measure 2" from one end of Cord and attach to top of Hat at this point. Attach Large Pompom to top of Hat.
Alt = Alternate(ing)
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Inc = Increase(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together