Is that a long enough name for a pattern? Anyway, this hat uses a little less than one ball of Noro Kureyon. I wanted to come up with a hat pattern that would use that one odd ball I always have laying around, but have the hat be long enough to cover the ears (I'm not a big fan of beanies). Plus, the pattern stitch is very stretchy... although the finished diameter of the hat is 17", it stretches comfortably around my 22" noggin (I have a verry large head).
Dimensions: 7.5" from center of crown to base of scalloped brim. 17" diameter- but can accomodate a wide range of head sizes (see above).
Yarn: 1 ball Noro Kureyon (hat shown in color #159 )
Needles: 1 16" or 20" circular in 5 mm (US#8). Set of 5 dpn in same size.
Gauge: 5 st/inch and 8 rows/inch in stockinette stitch.
Using long-tail CO, loosely cast on 72 sts
Join, taking care not to twist
Rnds 1&4: purl
Rnd 2: knit
Rnd 3: *(k2tog) two times, (yo,k1) four times, (k2tog) two times* rep from * to * to end of rnd
Rnds 5&6: knit
Rnd 7: as Rnd 3
Rnd 8: purl
Repeat rnds 5-8 a total of 9 times.
Knit two rnds
Decrease for crown:
Rnd 1: *k7, k2tog* rep from *to* to end of round (64 sts rem)
Rnd 2: knit
Rnd 3: *k6, k2tog* rep from *to* to end of round (56 sts rem)
Rnd 4: knit
Continue as established, decreasing 8 sts every other rnd until 8 sts rem. Draw yarn through the remaining stitches and fasten off. Block lightly.