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Note: This hat is knit on circular needles to avoid the seam. When the stitches get too few to keep on the circular needle, switch to the double pointed needles for your decreases. If you want, you can knit this hat on straight needles, remembering that you will have a seam.

Materials One skein worsted weight yarn. Size 7 or 8 16-inch circular needle and one set of pointed needles. One stitch marker and one large eye needle to sew the hat together.
Size S (M, L)
Cast on 76(84, 88) stitches making sure they are not tightly cast on. Place a marker and join the stitches in a round, making sure not to twist the stitches.

Knit 2, purl 2 for two inches (or however long you like a brim)

Knit is stockinette stitch until the hat measures 7(7 Ĺ, 8) inches from the beginning cast on stitches.

Shape top - Round 1: *Knit 5, knit 2 together * - repeat from * around (if your stitch count is off and you donít end with K2, donít worry. It will work out fine)

Round 2 and all even rows: Knit around

Round 3: *Knit 4, knit 2 together * - repeat from * around

Round 5: *Knit 3, knit 2 together * - repeat from * around

Round 7: *Knit 2, knit 2 together * - repeat from * around

Round 9: *Knit 1, knit 2 together * - repeat from * around

Round 11: K 2 together around

Cut yarn, leaving a 10-inch tail. Use the sewing needle to weave the top together, pulling stitches firmly to close the hole.

Have a technical question? Ask Mary! (mary@caretoknit.org)

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