Star Cotton Knit Hat

SUPPLIES: Star Classic Elite Yarn 1 skein, Size 7 – 16” circular needles, Size 7 double point needles for decreases, Yarn/tapestry needle, Stitch marker

Cast on 80 stitches, place marker, join, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 1 ½ inches.

Work in stockinette stitch (knit every row) until the whole piece measures 6 inches from cast on.  (4 ½ inches for chemo hats)

Decrease as follows, switching to double point needles when it gets small enough to be too tight on circular needles.

Round 1 (K2tog, K8) eight times; 72 stitches.

Round 2 Knit all stitches.

Round 3 (K2tog, K7) eight times; 64 stitches.

Round 4 Knit all stitches.

Round 5 (K2tog, K6) eight times; 56 stitches.

Round 6 Knit all stitches.

Round 7 (K2tog, K5) eight times; 48 stitches.

Round 8 Knit all stitches.

Round 9 (K2tog, K4) eight times; 40 stitches.

Round 10 Knit all stitches.

Round 11 (K2tog, K3) eight times; 32 stitches.

Round 12 Knit all stitches.

Round 13 (K2tog, K2) eight times; 24 stitches.

Round 14 Knit all stitches.

Round 15 (K2tog, K1) eight times; 16 stitches.

Round 16 Knit all stitches.

Round 17 (K2tog) eight times; 8 stitches.

Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch tail.

With yarn needle, thread the tail through the remaining 8 stitches; tighten to finish.

Weave in ends.