Fits 20” circumference, but fairly stretchy
A: Valeria di Roma Angora in Peach (100% angora), one 10g ball (55 yds)
B: Rowan Cashsoft DK in Cream (57% extra fine merino, 33% microfibre, 10% cashmere), one 50g ball (130m/142 yards)
Size 6 16” circular needle
Size 6 double-point needles
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 6 stitches/inch (either yarn), 8 rows/inch
With circular needle and A, cast on 102 stitches. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist. (k1, p1) around for 16 rows (about 1 3/4 inches). Switch to B. Knit 4 rows in stockinette stitch.
Row 1: k1, *yo, k2tog, k4 to last 6 stitches; end yo, k2tog, k3
Row 2: knit
Row 3: *yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2 around
Row 4: knit
Row 5: Repeat row 1.
Knit in stockinette until hat measures 7” from cast-on edge. Begin decreases, switching to double-pointed needles when there are too few stitches.
Row 1: k4, k2tog around
Rows 2-4: knit
Row 5: k3, k2tog around
Rows 6-7: knit
Row 8: k2, k2tog around
Rows 9-10: knit
Row 11: k1, k2tog around
Row 12: knit
Row 13: k2tog around
Row 14: knit
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. With tapestry needle, draw yarn through remaining stitches twice. Pull snug. Weave in ends. Wear with brim down to cover ears or turn up on warmer days.