Another hat pattern

A friend passed some yarn on to me for the purpose of knitting hats for Boxes of Hope. One ball was soft and fluffy. After two false starts (fortunately it was easy to unravel) I made a hat by a different method.

Hat before stitching seam

Hat before stitching seam

With 6.5mm needles cast on 12 sts. and knit until the yarn runs out. Pull back one row and cast off. (If there is plenty of yarn knit to the circumference of child’s head.)

With smooth yarn and 4mm needles pick up stitches along one side. I picked up 69sts.  K. 1 row. P. 1 row.

Next row (K. 21 K 2 tog.) 3 times. (66 sts.)

Finished hat

Finished hat

P.1 row.

Next row (K. 9 K. 2 tog.) 6 times. (60 sts.)

Next row (P. 2 tog. P. 8) 6 times. (54 sts.)

Next row (K. 7 K. 2 tog.) 6 times. (48 sts.)

Next row (P. 2 tog. P. 6) 6 times. (42 sts.)

Next row (K. 5. K. 2 tog.) 6 times. (36 sts.)

Next row (P. 2 tog. P. 4) 6 times. (30 sts.)

Next row (K. 3 K. 2 tog.) 6 times. (24 sts.)

Next row (P. 2 tog. P. 2) 6 times. (18 sts.)

Next row (K. 1 K. 2 tog.) 6 times. (12 sts.)

Next row P. 2 tog. 6 times. (6 sts.)

Fasten off. Join seam by over-sewing using the smooth yarn.