A simple hat requiring only knit and purl skills, it is quick and can be knit with either an aran weight or double strands of sport weight yarn. Fits a 22″ head.
200 yards sport weight yarn (the pictured hat was made with handspun merino/silk blend for the darker blue, and handspun merino for the lighter blue)
US size 9 16″ circular needle
US size 9 DPNs or second US 9 circular for closing in top
K = Knit
SD = Seed stitch
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
CO = Cast on
CO 70 st holding two strands of sport weight yarn together, join in the round being careful not to twist the stitches, place marker to mark beginning of row.
Entire hat is worked with double strand.
K next 20 rows.
Join color 2 if desired and work 5 rows of SD, carry the primary color by twisting with the secondary color at the beginning of each row.
Cut secondary color.
K next 10 rows with primary color.
Decrease for top as follows:
Row 1: *K8, K2tog* repeat to end of row
Row 2, 4, 6, 8: K around
Row 3: *K7, K2tog* repeat to end of row
Row 5: *K6, K2tog* repeat to end of row
Row 7: *K5, K2tog* repeat to end of row.
Row 9: *K4, K2tog* repeat to end of row.
Row 10: *K3, K2tog* repeat to end of row.
Rows 11 and 12: *K2tog* repeat to end of row.
Cut yarn leaving a 10″ tail. Thread tail through tapestry needle and pull through remaining stitches, pull tight and secure.