Remember to move your yarn to the outside before your next Knit 2
Do your next Knit 2, then move the yarn back to the inside for Purl 2 Yarn moved inside for p2 k2 p2 k2
Do your next Purl 2, then move the yarn back to the outside for Knit 2 Yarn moved to outside for k2 p2 k2 p2 k2
So Remember Before k2, yarn must be on the OUTSIDE Before p2, yarn must be on the INSIDE In case you do forget and end up with extra stitches, don’t worry, it isn’t a big deal. It is more important to keep all the stitches so the hat doesn’t unravel
Your hat should look like this after Row 1 of alternating Knit 2 Purl 2 Hint: your last 2 stitches should have been k2
Row 2: a continuation of Row 1. So this row begins with PURL 2 KNIT 2 Move to inside for p2 Hint: this row will end with Purl 2. k2 p2
Repeat Row 1 and 2 three more times. The hat should be 1 inch length.
Row 9: this row will be ENTIRELY KNIT Remember the yarn is on the outside
Row 10: this will be ENTIRELY PURL Remember the yarn is on the inside
Continue repeating Rows 9 and 10. The next one is entirely Knit Yarn Outside
Then the next row is entirely Purl Yarn Inside
Continue repeating Rows 9 and 10 until the hat is 6-7 inches total. Hint: the length will depend on who will wear it.
The next row is ENTIRELY Knit Two Together. Hint: to k2tog, insert the needle through 2 stitches instead of 1 and Knit as normal
By Knitting Two Together, this will reduce your stitches amount by 1/2 k2tog
Your hat should look like this, with a total of 47 stitches. Hint: in case you had more/less than 94 stitches, k2tog until complete. If there is an odd number, Knit the last stitch by itself
The next row is ONLY Purl. DO NOT p2tog Hint: you will still have 47 stitches after this row
For the next row, Knit 2 Together. This will reduce your stitches by ½ again Hint: for the last stitch of your 47, Knit it by itself
Your hat should look like this with 24 stitches left.
The next row is ONLY Purl. DO NOT p2tog Hint: you will still have 24 stitches after this row
For the next row, Knit 2 Together. This will reduce your stitches by ½ again. Hint: if you have an odd #, simply Knit the last stitch by itself.
Your hat should look like this with 12 stitches left.
For the final row, Purl 2 Together. This will reduce your stitches by ½ Hint: to p2tog, insert the needle through two stitches then Purl as normal
Your hat should look like this with 6 stitches left.
To finish the hat, cut the attached end so that 10 inches remain.
Using a bobby-pin or large sewing needle, weave the yarn through the stitches.
Now remove the needles and tighten the string that you weaved through.
From the inside of the hat, knot the string near the top and cut off the remaining yarn.
Using the original tail and a bobby-pin or sewing needle, seam the two edges
On the side without the tail, weave the yarn through a horizontal stitch. Hint: horizontal stitches can be found behind the outside pattern by stretching the sides
Now weave the yarn through a horizontal stitch on the other side. Continue alternating sides and moving upwards.
Once you pass the rim, continue weaving through horizontal stitches. Hint: when you reach this point you must choose whether to weave through the Vs or s. For symmetry, you must go through the same on each side. V
Once the entire hat is seamed, weave the yarn through the inside and knot until secure. Cut off the remaining tail. knot seam
Now enjoy your hat!Or donate it to the Cancer Patients of St. Pete’s All Children’s Hospital