Friday, 21 November 2014
Size: fits average woman's head (by which I mean, it fits me)
Materials: 50g Abakan, 100g aran (if you want a longer furry turnback, you'll need 100g Abakan)
5.5mm x 40cm circular needles, 5.5dpns
Cast on 60 stitches loosely, using the circular needle and the Abakan. Join into a circle and mark the start of the round.
Knit and knit and knit until your ball of Abakan is all used up. If you're using two balls for a longer brim then knit till your two balls are all gone or the brim's as long as you want it to be.
Break off the Abakan and join in the aran wool.
Work a knit row followed by a purl row for a total of 6 rows.
Work in k2, p2 rib, starting with k2, until hat measures 10" (or length required) from cast on edge.
Start decreasing as follows, transferring stitches to dpns when necessary:
Round 1: *k2, p2, k2, p2tog, rpt from * to last 4 stitches, k2, p2
Round 2: work stitches as presented
Round 3: k2, p2tog, *k2, p1, k2, p2tog, rpt from * to end
Round 4: work stitches as presented
Round 5: *k2tog, p1, k2, p1, rpt to last 3 stitches, k2tog, p1
Round 6: k1, p1, k2tog, *p1, k1, p1, k2tog, rpt from * to last 3 stitches, p1, k1, p1
Round 7: k2tog all the way round.
Thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight. Sew in ends. Turn back fur brim.