Approx. 3 oz. worsted weight yarn
Size 8 (16") circular needles and set of double points, or whatever size is needed to get gauge
Large eyed needle for sewing up the top
Gauge: 4 stitches to 1", 6 rows to 1"
Cast on (64 Child's size), or 76 stitches ( adult) place marker and join together without twisting.
K2, P2 for 2 "
Begin patterns stitch as follows:
Row 1: Knit first two stitches together, leaving them on the needle, knit again in
the first stitch (one closest to the end of the left needle ) and drop both stitches off the needle, P 2, repeat around
Row 2: K2, P2
Rows 3 and 4: Knit
Repeat pattern stitch until piece measures (6" for a child) 7"(adult)
Row 1: K2 twisting , P2 together repeat around
Row 2: K2, P1 around
Row 3 and 4: Knit
Row 5: K2 tog, P1 around
Row 6: K1, P1 around
Row 7 and 8: Knit
Row 9: K2 tog, K1 around
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: K 2 tog
Row 12: K
Repeat rows 11 and 12 until 5 stitches remain. Cut yarn leaving a 10" tail. Run thread through the 5 stitches
and fasten off. Weave end into the inside of the hat and finish yarn ends.