Crystal Palace Yarns - free pattern - Knit
Level: Easy/Intermediate (k2tog & ssk decreases, double yo's, working in the rnd)
Size: Adult Medium (~19" circumference at edge, 22" circumference at widest point, 10" high)
Gauge: 4½ sts=1 inch over pattern stitch (~ 4 sts=1" over St st) on larger needles
Abbreviations: beg- beginning; CO- cast on; k- knit; k2tog- knit 2 stitches together to decrease by one stitch; p- purl; rep- repeat; rnd- round; ssk- slip 1 stitch knitwise onto right needle, slip 2nd stitch knitwise onto right needle, slip both stitches back onto left needle and knit them together (decreases by one); st(s)- stitch(es); yo- yarn over
With smaller circular needles, CO 72 sts. Place marker to mark beg of rnd. Join and work k1 x p1 rib for 10 rnds. Change to larger circular needles.
Next Rnd: *K1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Inc Rnd: *K1, (k1, p1) in yo, k1; rep from * to end of rnd. [96 sts]
Rnd 1: *ssk, yo twice, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *K1, (k1, p1) in double yo, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until hat measures 8", ending with a Rnd 2.
Begin Crown Dec:
Dec Rnd: *ssk, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [72 sts]
Next 2 nrds: K.
Dec Rnd: *k1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. [48 sts]
Next 2 rnds: K.
Dec Rnd: K2tog around. [24 sts]
Next rnd: K
Dec Rnd: K2tog around. [12 sts]
Cut yarn, leaving a 6"-8" tail. Thread yarn sewing needles and draw yarn through rem sts. Secure on inside of hat and weave in all ends.