GETTING STARTED: Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.
CO-cast on; k-knit; p-purl; pm-place marker; rep-repeat; rnd(s)-round(s); st(s)-stitch(es)
SIZES:One size: to fit adult woman 22-23" (56-58 cm) head circumference
- #4 worsted weight yarn: we used Red Heart® Super Saver (100% acrylic), 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m) – 1 skein #985 Urban Camo
- Boye® circular knitting needles US size 8 (5 mm) 16" (41 cm) , or size needed to obtain gauge
- Boye® double point knitting needles US size 8 (5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
- 12 Stitch markers
- Boye® hand sewing tapestry needle
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20 sts & 28 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch. To save time, take time to check gauge.
M1: With the left needle tip, lift strand between needles from front to back; knit the lifted loop through the back loop to twist the stitch—1 st increased.
Ssk: Slip the next two stitches, one at a time, as if to knit; insert the LH needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together—1 st decreased.
With circular needle, CO 88 sts. Pm and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist.
Rnds 1-8: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Rnd 10: *K2, M1; rep from * around—132 sts. Work even in stockinette st (knit every rnd) until piece measures 5" (13 cm) from cast-on edge, or desired length. Note: Additional length creates additional "slouch".
Next rnd: *K11, pm; rep from * around.
Decrease rnd: *Knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker; rep from * around—12 sts decreased.
Next rnd: Knit. Rep the previous two rnds, switching to double-point needles when necessary, until 11 sts remain.
Next rnd: (Ssk) 5 times, k1—6 sts.
Cut yarn leaving 12" (30.5 cm) tail. Thread tail onto yarn needle and through remaining sts. Pull tight to close and fasten off securely. Weave in all ends.