A reversible adult topper, cleverly inspired by twisted nursery caps.
Approximately 20” around x 10½” high
1 Hank each Berroco Flicker (50 grs), #3307 Rothbart (A) and #3312 Odile (B)
16” Length circular knitting needle, size 9 (5.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
1 St marker
20 sts = 4”; 28 rnds = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Pattern Stitch (Multiple of 3 sts)
Rnd 1: * K1, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, rep from * around.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep these 2 rnds for Pat St.
With circular needle, using A, cast on 100 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Knit 3 rnds. Work even in k2, p2 ribbing until piece measures 4½" from beg. K the next rnd, dec 19 sts around – 81 sts. Work even in Pat St until piece measures 10½" from beg, end with Rnd 2. Change to B and work even in St st (k EVERY rnd) until piece measures 19 1/2" from beg. K the next rnd, inc 19 sts around – 100 sts. Work even in k1, p1, ribbing until piece measures 22½" from beg. Bind off.
Turn hat inside out. Holding piece in both hands, twist gently 3 times. Keeping piece twisted, turn right side out, then fold A section over B section so that A section is outside. Sew bound-off edge of B section to beg of ribbing on A section, leaving 3 rows of St st at beg free. Hat should now have a folded top edge as in photo. Top of hat is actually open, but will be covered by the folds.