Lion Brand« Wool-Ease« Thick & Quick«
10 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in K2, p2 Rib, slightly stretched.
K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds (worked over a multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds.
K2, p2 Rib worked back and forth in rows (worked over a multiple of 4 sts)
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.
1. Hat is worked from lower edge up to crown (top of Hat).
2. Hat is worked in the round, beg with a circular needle, then changing to double pointed needles when beg decreases for crown (top of Hat).
3. If you prefer, the entire Hat can be worked on double pointed needles.
4. Scarf is worked on circular needle back and forth in rows as if working on straight needles.
With circular needle, cast on 48 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work in k2, p2 Rib worked in rnds until piece measures about 10 in. (25.5 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Rnd 1: Change from circular needle to double pointed needles (dpns), as follows: With first dpn, (k2, p2) 3 times; with 2nd dpn, (k2, p2) 3 times; with 3rd dpn, (k2, p2) 3 times; with 4th dpn, (k2, p2) 3 times. Set the circular needle aside and work with dpns only. Remember to move the marker for the beg of the rnd to the dpn.
Rnd 2: *K2, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 36 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *K2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 24 sts.
Rnd 5: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 12 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
With circular needle, cast on 22 sts Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, work in K2, p2 Rib worked in rows until piece measures about 60 in. (152.5 cm) from beg. Bind off.
Weave in ends.