Size10 and 11 knitting needles, 1 3 ounce skein of chunky weight yarn, and a sewing needle for yarn.
Cast on 70 stitches on the size 11 needles. K2, P2 ribbing for 9 inches.
Change to size 10 needles and knit 1 row, purl 1 row for 5 inches of stockinette st. (The hat will measure 14 inches from top to bottom.)
On a right side row, K2 tog across entire row.
Next row (wrong side) purl across. Repeat these 2 rows twice more. Cut yarn, leaving a tail 36 inches long.
Thread the yarn needle with the tail of the yarn and draw the yarn through the remaining sts on the size 10 needle twice. Seam down the side of the hat. (Hint: Remember to reverse the seam for the cuff.) Weave the remaining yarn into the seam for about 2 inches and trim. Fold up the brim of the hat. A small pom-pom may be added to the top of the cap.
Messmerland Advanced-Beginner Knitting Pattern ©2007. Messmerland Patterns are free; not for commercial use.