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FINISHED SIZE: 19 CIRCUMFERENCE
YARN: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
NEEDLES: Size 6 or 7 (4.5 mm) set of 4 or 5 double pointed (dpn).
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle
21 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St at worked in the rnd.
CO 96 sts. Place marker (pm) and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Work Rnds 1-6 of rib pattern K1P1. Change to St st (knit all sts every rnd) and work even until piece measures 5 ¾ from CO.
Shape Crown: Decrease as follows:
Rnd1: *K7 (8), k2tog;rep from * to end of rnd – 64 (81) sts rem.
Rnd3: K6 (7), k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 56 (72) sts rem
Rnd 4 Knit – Cont to dec every other rnd in this manner, working 1 less st between decs each dec rnd until you’ve worked a rnd of k4 , k2 tog, (50) sts rem. Decs every rnd, working 1 less at between decs until you’ve worked a rnd od k1, k2tog – (30) sts rem.
Next rnd: *K2tog; rep from * – 8 (10) sts rem. Break yarn, thread tail on a tapestry
needle, draw through rem sts, pull tight, and secure to WS of hat. Weave in loose ends.
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