Winter ready hats
Main Color (MC) Aran (50008) 1 ball
Contrast A Red (50707) 1 ball
Set of four sizes U.S. 13 (9 mm) and U.S. 15 (10 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Child 2/4 yrs (Child 6/8 yrs – Adult)
9 sts and 12 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.
With A and set of smaller needles, cast on 30 (38-46) sts.
Divide sts onto 3 needles.
Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd for (K1. P1) ribbing until work from beg measures 2½ (3-4)" [6 (7.5-10) cm].
With MC and set of larger needles, knit in rnds until work from beg measures 6 (7-9)" [15 (18-23) cm].
1st rnd: [K3 (4-5). K2tog] 6 times. K0 (2-4). 24 (32-40) sts.
2nd rnd: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K1 (2-3). K2tog. Rep from * around. 16 (24-32) sts.
Sizes 6/8 yrs and Adult only:
4th rnd: Knit.
5th rnd: *K(1-2). K2tog.
Rep from * around. (16-24) sts.
Size Adult only:
6th rnd: Knit.
7th rnd: *K1. K2tog.
Rep from * around. 16 sts.
Next rnd: (K2tog) 8 times.
Break yarn, leaving a long end.
Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly.
Wind A around 4 fingers approx 40 (50-60) times.
Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center.
Cut through each side of loops.
Trim to a smooth round shape.
Attach to top of Hat.