Yarn: Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed DK (45% cotton/55% acrylic): 67 yds (each skein is 250 yds/100 g)
Needle: US size 4 circ
Pattern: improvised (Feel free to follow my directions below, but beware: I didn’t write this down while knitting it, so there may be errors. If you find any, please let me know and I’ll update the pattern.)
I cast on 72 stitches and joined to work in the round in the Magic Loop style.
Rounds 1-4: *p1 k4 p1* all the way around (12 repeats/round)
Round 5: *(p1 CF4 p1) p1 k4 p1* all the way around (6 repeats/round)
Round 6: *p1 k4 p1* all the way around (12 repeats/round)
Work 5 repeats of this 6-round pattern, for a total of 30 rounds from the cast-on row.
Then start the decreases.
Round 31: *(p1 K2tog k2 p1) p1 k4 p1* all the way around (6 repeats per round)… 66 stitches remain.
Round 32: *(p1 K3 p1) p1 k4 p1* all the way around (6 repeats per round)… 66 stitches remain.
Round 33: *(p1 k3 p1) p1 k1 k2tog k1 p1* all the way around (6 repeats per round)… 60 stitches remain.
Round 34: *(p1 k1 k2tog p1) p1 k3 p1* all the way around (12 repeats)… 54 stitches remain.
Round 35: *(p1 C2F p1) p1 k3 p1* all the way around (6 repeats)… 54 stitches remain.
Round 36: *(p1 k2 p1) p1 k1 k2tog p1* all the way around (6 repeats)… 48 stitches remain.
I shifted the stitches on my circular needle so that the two purl stitches were next to each other on the needles.
Round 37: *p2 tog, k2* all the way around (12 repeats)… 36 stitches remain.
Round 38: *p1 k2tog* all the way around (12 repeats)… 24 stitches remain.
Round 39: *slip 1 stitch as if to knit, k1, psso* around… 12 stitches remain.
Cut 5-6 inch tail, thread onto tapestry needle. Weave cut tail through the live stitches and pull tight to close hole at top of hat. Run the thread through the tightened loops one time around, then push the needle/thread through to inside of the hat. Then tie a knot on the inside of the hat and weave in the remaining tail. Weave in any other ends.
Note: the red behind the weave of the hat is the ball of yarn I stuffed inside the hat to round it out a little. The orange flecks are part of the yarn.