Needles and yarn
Needle: US 8 / 5.0 mm
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool, Worsted / 10 ply, Wool
Gauge: 4.25stitches/1”, 17 stitches/ 4”
How much? 0.2 skeins = 95.6 yards (87.4m)
Finished Size: 21” circumference X 8” tall
This hat is designed with no purl stitches. It is a great first knitting project.
Cast on 90 stitches onto straight needles using a long tail cast on. Work in Garter Stitch for 5 rows (knit all rows). Place marker and join in round, taking care not to twist the stitches. Continue knitting in the round until the hat equals 6 inches from cast on edge.
As you work you decreases, the circumference of the hat will get smaller. When the circumference is too small to work comfortably, switch to 4 double pointed needles and continue to work the decreases.
For the next round work as follows:
*k15, place marker, repeat from * for entire round.
All remaining rounds are decrease rounds, and are worked as follows:
*k2tog, k to marker, repeat from * to end of round.
When only 12 sts remain, break yarn and weave tail through remaining sts.
Break the yarn leaving a 6-8 inch tail, thread onto a tapestry needle and weave through the remaining stitches, pull tight and weave in end, trim excess.
Brim – thread the end of the long tail cast on onto a tapestry needle. Stitch together the sides of the Garter Stitch brim and weave in the ends, trim excess.