MC and smaller circular needle, CO 106
sts using Long Tail Cast On method. Place
marker (use marker which is different from
other markers) and join to begin working in
the round, being careful not to twist.
K 4 rounds.
P 1 round.
Increase Round: [K4, kfb] 20
times, k6. 126 sts.
Using larger needle, k 2 rounds.
Hat will be worked with larger needle from
Chart Round 1: Join CC, [work 14 sts of
Chart, place marker] 8 times, work 14 sts
of Chart once more.
The markers will help you keep track of
the charted pattern repeats.
Work Rounds 2-16 of Chart.
*Work Rounds 1-8 of Chart once more.
[For longer version, work Rounds 1-16 of
Chart once more.]
Note: Change to double-point needles when
Pull yarn tightly after working each decrease.
Round 1: [K12, k2tog] to end. 117
Even-numbered Rounds 2-20: K all sts.
Round 3: [K11, k2tog] to end. 108
Round 5: [K10, k2tog] to end. 99
Round 7: [K9, k2tog] to end. 90
Round 9: [K8, k2tog] to end. 81 sts.
Round 11: [K7, k2tog] to end. 72
Round 13: [K6, k2tog] to end. 63
Round 15: [K5, k2tog] to end. 54
Round 17: [K4, k2tog] to end. 45
Round 19: [K3, k2tog] to end. 36
Round 21: [K2, k2tog] to end. 27
Round 22: [K1, k2tog] to end. 18
Round 23: [K2tog] to end, removing markers.
Break yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail. Draw tail
through remaining sts and pull tight.
Sew in end. (Tip: If any small gaps remain
from rapid decreasing of last few rounds,
use this end to sew these gaps closed.)