Skein worsted weight yarn (Ship Support is requesting drab (camo, browns, dark greens, black, etc) colors right now.
Size 8 (16") circular needle and set of double points or whatever size you need to get the gauge below.
Needle for sewing up the top
Gauge: 4 stitches to 1", 6 rows to 1"
Cast on 76 stitches. Join being careful not to twist your stitches.
Knit 2, Purl 2 around placing marker at the end of the row.
Repeat this row for 12 rows.
Row 1 and 2: Knit
Rows 3 and 4: K2, P2
Repeat the pattern row until the hat measures 7", ending with the two knit rows.
Row1: K2, P2 tog, repeat around
Row 2: K2, P1,
Row 3 and 4: Knit
Row 5: K2 tog, P1, repeat
Row 6: K1, P1
Row 7 and 8: Knit
Row 9: K1, K2tog, around, K last 2 stitches
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: K 2 tog
Row: 12: Knit
Repeat rows 11 and 12 until only 8 stitches remain and cut yarn leaving a 10" tail. Using large eyed sewing
needle run thread through remaining stitches and fasten off. Weave in ends and finish off.
To make a child's size hat:
Cast on 64 stitches and follow above knitting instructions until piece measures 6". Follow instructions then to
decrease and complete hat. For a new born cast on 48 or 52 stitches and follow instructions until piece measures 5",
then follow decrease instructions and finish.