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You will need 2 colors of 3-weight yarn and size US 6 needles, or some other combination listed below.
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
Using Color B, cast on 110 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.
Work Brim: Using Color B
Row 1: *k3, p2*; repeat around
Repeat Row 1 until your work measures about 2 inches, or longer if you prefer, in length.
Work Pattern: all stitches are knit stitches. The numbers and letter refer to color: In the model Color A is cream and B is green.
Row 1: *1A, 3B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around
Row 2: *1B, 3A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A*; repeat around
Row 3: *1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 2A*; repeat around
Row 4: * 1B, 3A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A*; repeat around
Row 5: *1A, 3B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around
Row 6: *1B, 3A, 1B, 1A, 3B, 1A*; repeat around
Row 7: *1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around
Row 8: *2A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around
Row 9: *1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 3A, 1B*; repeat around
Row 10: *1B, 3A, 1B, 1A, 3B, 1A*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 -10 until piece is about 7 to 7.5 inches in length.
Work Crown: Using Color B: use dpn’s when needed
Row 1: knit all stitches
Repeat Row 1 until piece is about 8 inches in length.
Work Crown Decrease in Color B:
Row 1: *k8, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 2: *k7, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k6, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5: *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6: *k3, k2tog *; repeat around
Row 7: *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 8: *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 9: *k2tog *; repeat around
Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail. Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure. Weave in ends and share.
If using 6-weight yarn, use size 13 needles and cast on 50.
If using 5-weight yarn, use size 10.5 needles and cast on 70.
If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 90.
If using 2-weight yarn, use size 4 needles and cast on 130.
This pattern is worked over 10 stitches. Adjust accordingly for size differences.