(AKA The Hand Grenade Hat)
Yarn: 1 skein of Vanna’s Choice, 3oz/85g 145 yd /133 m, Color: Rose mist
(you should have just enough yarn left to make the little pom pom)
Needle: Size 6/4.0 mm 16” double pointed circular needles.
Cast on 88 stitches
Rows 1-8: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.
Increase row: *K2, M1; repeat from * to end of row (132 stitches).
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: *K2 P2; repeat from * around.
Row 4: *K2 P2; repeat from * around.
Repeat rows 1-4 above 10 times, 40 rows.
Decrease for crown:
Row 1: Remove marker, k1, replace marker, this is the new beginning of round, *SSK, K2tog; repeat from * around, 66 sts.
Row 2: Knit around.
Row 3: *K2tog; repeat from * around, 33 sts.
Row 4: Knit around.
Row 5: *K2tog* around until 1 st remains, drop the marker, and knit the remaining stitch and the stitch after the needle together. 16 sts.
Row 6: K16
Row 7: K2tog 8 times, 8 stitches.
Break yarn, thread the yarn through the remaining 8 stitches, and pull taut. Weave in ends. Block as desired
Pattern © 2014 Knits From The Owl Underground