Instructions are written for ages 2-4. Larger sizes (6-8, 10-12) are written in brackets ( ).
Materials: Worsted weight yarn 100 g/200 m Tapestry needle 4 mm needles: 16 inch circular Stitch marker 4.5 mm needles: 16 inch circular and double points
Terms used in this pattern: K - knit, P - purl, k2tog - knit 2 stitches together to decrease one stitch, st(s) - stitch(es), rnd - round
Cast on: On 4 mm circular needle, cast on 88 (100, 112) stitches and join in the round. Place marker at beginning of round.
Roll Up Brim: *K2P2* repeat from * to * all the way around. Continue ribbing for 3.5 (4, 4) inches.
Body of Hat:Change to 4.5 mm circular needle. Decrease evenly by k2tog 0 (0, 2) times on first round. 88 (100, 110) st remain. K even in stocking stitch until work from top of ribbing measures 3.5 (3.75, 4) inches.
Shape top: Change to 4.5 mm double point needles. 1st rnd: *K2tog, K9 (8, 9) sts. Rep from * to end of rnd. 80 (90, 100) sts in rnd. 2nd rnd: K even 3rd rnd; *K2tog, K8 (7, 8) sts. Rep from * to end of rnd. 4th rnd: K even 5th rnd: *K2tog, K7 (6, 7) sts. Rep from * to end of rnd. Continue decreasing in this manner (i.e.: there is 1 st less between decreases every alternate rnd) until K2tog, K1 round is complete. 16 (20. 20) st remain. Next rnd: K2tog all round. 8 (10, 10) sts remain. Break yarn. Thread end through remaining sts with tapestry needle. Draw up tightly and sew securely on wrong side. Weave in ends. Fold up brim 1.75 (2, 2 )inches.
Pattern from Have A Yarn Mahone Bay NS B0J 2E0 902-624-0569 www.haveayarn.ca
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