Cast on 72 sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 18 sts on each needle. Place marker for beg of rnd.Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: *P3, k3; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 until piece measures about 6 in. (15 cm) from beg.
Next Rnd: P1, p2tog, k3; rep from * around – 60 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next 12 Rnds: P2, k3; rep from * around.
Next Rnd: *P2tog, k3; rep from * around – 48 sts.
Next 6 Rnds: *P1, k3; rep from * around.
Next Rnd: *K2tog, k2; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Knit 3 rnds.
Next Rnd: *K2tog around – 18 sts.
Next Rnd: Rep last rnd – 9 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
Following package instructions, make a large pom-pom. Tie pom-pom to Hat.
Weave in ends.