One size to fit average woman’s head.
20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.
With smaller circular needle and MC, cast on 92 sts. Join in rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker on first st for beg of rnd.
1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around. Rep last rnd of (K2. P2) ribbing for 2" [5 cm]. Change to larger circular needle and proceed:
Next rnd (Inc rnd): K2. Kfb. *K5. Kfb. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K4. Kfb. 108 sts. Beg working in Feather and Fan Pat:
1st and 2nd rnds: With MC, knit.
3rd rnd: With A, *(K2tog) 3 times. (yo. K1) 6 times. (K2tog) 3 times. Rep from * around.
4th rnd: Purl. These 4 rnds form Feather and Fan Pat. Cont in Feather and Fan Pat until work from beg measures approx 8-1/2" [21.5 cm], ending with a 4th rnd.
Next rnd: With MC, *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 90 sts.
Next rnd: Knit.
Next rnd: With A, *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 72 sts.
Next rnd: Purl. Change to double-pointed needles and proceed as follows:
Next rnd: With MC, *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 54 sts.
Next rnd: Knit.
Next rnd: With A, *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 36 sts.
Next rnd: Purl.
Next rnd: With MC, *K2tog. Rep from * around. 18 sts. Break yarn, leavinglong end. Draw end tightly through rem sts, secure.
Sew pompom on top of hat.
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ity)
K = Knit
Kfb = Knit into front and back of next stitch- increase made
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Yo = Yarn over