We were so excited to see how the new Cascade Pacific Color Wave knits up that we whipped up this Simple RIbbed Toque -- and we liked what we saw! This will knit up in a couple of evenings and be ready for the cool weather and gift giving season.
Yarn: 1 ball of Cascade Pacific (or other worsted weight yarn - you will need approx. 200m for both sizes)
Needles: 4.5mm/40cm(16") circular and 4.5mm double pointed needles (entire hat can be knit on double points if desired)
Notions: stitch marker, tapestry needle
Sizes: Medium (women), large (men)
Cast on 100 (108) stitches loosely on circulars (can cast on with a larger needle to ensure a loose edge). Join in round being careful not to twist stitches. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round. Knit in a *K2, P2* ribbing for approximately 9" (22cm), up to 11" for men’s size. This length will allow you to roll the brim up for extra warmth over the ears. If you prefer a longer brim, knit a couple more inches.
(Switch to double pointed needles when there are not enough stitches to fit around circular needle)
First Decrease: *K2, P2tog*, repeat from * to * to the end of the round.
Next 5 rows: *K2, P1* ribbing.
Second Decrease: *K2tog, P1*, repeat from * to * to the end of the round.
Next 3 rows: knit *K1, P1* ribbing.
Third Decrease: *K2tog*, repeat from * to * the end of the row.
Last round: *SSK*, repeat around ending with a K1.
Cut yarn. With a tapestry needle, thread yarn through remaining stitches, draw them together tightly, and weave in the end on the inside of the hat. Remember, when weaving the first tail created from casting on, the brim will be turned up with the “wrong” side showing. Weave in the end on the “right” side so that it will not show.
K2tog or P2tog: Knit or purl two stitches together.
SSK: Slip a stitch as if to knit, slip another stitch as if to knit, insert left needle into the front of these 2 slipped stitches from left to right and K2tog.