Contrasting colors add sophistication to Annatto, a fur like cap knit in cozy and plush, Berroco Nanuk.
Approximately 21" around x 9" high (not including pompom)
1 Ball each Berroco Nanuk (50 grs), #5434 Sledge (A) and #5403 Narwhal (B)
1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 10 (6.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
1 St marker
12 sts = 4"; 18 rnds = 4" in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
With dpn's, using A, cast on 63 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Work even in St st (k EVERY rnd) for 2½". Change to B and work even until piece measures 7½" from beg.
Shape Top: Dec Rnd 1: * K5, k2 tog, rep from * around - 54 sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 2: * K4, k2 tog, rep from * around - 45 sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 3: * K3, k2 tog, rep from * around - 36 sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 4: * K2, k2 tog, rep from * around - 27 sts. Knit 1 rnd.
Dec Rnd 5: K1, (k2 tog) 13 times - 14 sts. Break off yarn, leaving an 8" long end. Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needles. Pull up tightly and secure. Fasten off.
Using A, make a 3" diameter pompom and sew to top of hat.