NB: There is no turn up with this pattern but if you require one then rib 4 inches (10 cm) instead of 2 inches (5 cm) and remember to sew the rib on outside of hat when joining sides for turn up.
1 pair UK Size 4 Needles (6mm) US Size 10
Use same needles throughout
Approximately 30 grammes (US 30 grams) of Double Knitting Yarn (8 Ply) Pink with a small amount of Lilac or colour sof your choice.
k: Knit; p: Purl; yfwd: yarn forward; sl: slip; ybk: yarn back; st.st.: Stocking Stitch; in: inches; cm: centimetres; tog: together; rep: repeat; st.:stitch; sts.: stitches; rem: remaining: beg.: beginning; p/u: pick up; tbl: through the back of the loop
Stocking Stitch: 1st row knit, 2nd row purl; yarn foward: bring yarn towards you; sl 1: slip next stitch onto right needle without knitting it; yarn back: put yarn away from you; p/u & k tbl: p/u & k1 tbl: pick up horizontal thread between stitch just knitted and next stitch & knit it through the back of the loop;
Using Pink: Cast on 82 sts
1st Row (optional): Knit into the back of each stitch
Work 7 Rows (or 2 in, 5 cm) in k1, p1 Rib
Next Row: k1, p/u & k1 tbl, p1, k1, p/u & k1 tbl, p1* k1, p1* rep from * to * until last 2 sts, k1, p/u & k1 tbl, p1 (83sts)
Row 1: using pink: k2, *sl 1 purlwise, k5 *, rep from * to * until last 3 sts, sl 1, k2
Row 2: using pink: p slipping the sl sts of previous row
Row 3: using lilac: *k5, sl 1 purlwise* rep from * to * until last 5 sts, k5
Row 4: using lilac: *k5, yfwd, sl 1 purlwise, ybk* rep from * to * until last 5 sts, k5
These last four rows form the two-colour pattern.
Repeat the last four rows until work measures 6 inches (15cm) from beg.
Using pink and working in st.st.:
Row 1:k2 tog, k5, k2tog, *k6, k2tog*, rep from * to * until end (72 sts rem)
Row 2: p
Row 3: (k5, k2tog), rep to end (62 sts rem)
Row 4: p
Row 5: (k4, k2 tog), rep to end (52 sts rem)
Row 6: p
Row 7: (k3, k2 tog), rep. to end (42 sts rem)
Row 8: p
Row 9: (k2, k2 tog), rep to end (32 sts rem)
Row 10: p
Row 11: (k1, k2 tog), rep to end (22 sts rem)
Row 12: p
Leaving a long tail for sew up, cut wool and thread tail through rem 22 sts. Pull up tight and turn Inside out. Secure by stitching but don't cut the thread. Using rem tail sew sides tog neatly and fasten off. Turn Right Side out.