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Everybody's Hat , a stylish-yet-comfy, easy-to-knit unisex hat for the whole family.  Everybody wants one!

We use Dale of Norway's 100% wool Ara yarn, an incredibly soft, painted bulky yarn which comes in the coolest blends of colors and is available through KidsKnits.com at the best price on the planet!

 

Note: The styling of this hat is very versatile: you can wear it with the bottom edge rolled up a bit, as pictured, or you can pull it all the way down, in case you want to be blizzard-proof.  The decreases form a neat-looking spiral on top.

Sizes:  Infant (Youth, Adult)

Yarn:  2-50 g balls of Dale of Norway's "Ara" 100% virgin wool. 

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Needles: One set of size 10 1/2 US (6.5mm) double-pointed needles, or the size necessary to obtain the correct gauge, below.

Gauge: 13 stitches and 18 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch

Abbreviations:  CO = cast on; K = knit; K2tog = knit 2 stitches together; P = purl; rd(s) = rounds; rep = repeat; st(s) = stitches.

Hat Instructions:

CO 60 (66, 72) sts distributed on 4 double-pointed needles.  Place marker.  Taking care not to twist CO sts, join work circularly and P1 rd, K1 rd, P1 rd to form garter st ridge.  Work in stockinette st (K all sts circularly) until work measures 3 1/2 ( 4, 4 1/2)" from beginning.

Top Shaping:

Adult size only: *K 10 sts, K2tog, rep from * to end. K 2 rds.

Adult and youth sizes only: *K 9 sts, K2tog, rep from * to end.  K 2 rds.

All sizes: 

*K 8 sts, K2tog, rep from * to end.  K 2 rds.

*K 7 sts, K2tog, rep from * to end.  K 1 rd.

*K 6 sts, K2tog, rep from * to end.  K 1 rd.

*K 5 sts, K2tog, rep from * to end.  K 1 rd.

*K 4 sts, K2tog, rep from * to end. 

*K 3 sts, K2tog, rep from * to end. 

*K 2 sts, K2tog, rep from * to end. 

*K 1 st, K2tog, rep from * to end.

*K2tog, rep from * until only a few sts are left on needles.  Break off yarn, pull yarn through remaining sts, gather sts tightly together.  Pull yarn to inside of hat and tie off.  Bestow with hugs and kisses upon the head of your choice.

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