By Aina Tonjes
2 sk. Mochi chunky,
nds sz. 10 ½ 16” circulars and dpns. 1 stitch marker. Tapestry needle.
C.O. 60 sts. Join, being careful not to twist.
Rows 1-4: K3, P1 rib
R5: *K5, KFB* repeat ‘til end of row (70 sts)
R6: * K1, YO, K5, s2kp, K5,YO * ‘til end of row.
R7: K all
Repeat rows 6 and 7 until the hat is 6” from cast on edge (measure it relaxed and unstretched) End after working Row7 pattern.
R1: * K1, YO, K3, k2tog, s2kp, k2tog, K3, YO * Repeat ‘til end of row.
R2 and all even rows: K all
R3: * K1, YO, K2, k2tog, s2kp, k2tog, K2, YO*
R5: * K1, YO, K1, k2tog, s2kp, k2tog, K1, YO*
R7: * K1, YO, k2tog, s2kp, k2tog, YO*
R9: * K1, k2tog* ‘til end of row
R11: K2tog all
R12: K all.
Cut yarn, pull it through the remaining stitches using the tapestry needle. Block gently.
CO: cast on; K- knit, P- purl, KFB – knit front and back of the same stitch; YO – yarn over; s2kp: slip 2 stitches together (as if to knit two together), knit 1 stitch, pass the two slipped stitches over the knit stitch. K2tog – knit 2 stitches together.