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) Brown with a small amunt of Light Blue or coloursof 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
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
Using Brown: Cast on 80 sts
1st Row (optional): Knit into the back of each stitch
Work 8 Rows (or 2 in, 5 cm) in k1, p1 Rib
Row 1: using brown: *yfwd, sl 1 purlwise, ybk, k1 *, rep from * to * until end
Row 2: using brown: *ybk, sl 1 purlwise, yfwd, p1*, rep from * to * until end
Row 3: using light blue: as row 1
Row 4: using light blue: as row 2
These last four rows form the two-colour pattern.
Repeat the last four rows until work measures 6 inches (15cm) from beg.
Using brown and working in st.st.:
Row 1: (k6, k2tog), rep to end (70 sts rem)
Row 2: p
Row 3: (k5, k2tog), rep to end (60 sts rem)
Row 4: p
Row 5: (k4, k2 tog), rep to end (50 sts rem)
Row 6: p
Row 7: (k3, k2 tog), rep. to end (40 sts rem)
Row 8: p
Row 9: (k2, k2 tog), rep to end (30 sts rem)
Row 10: p
Row 11: (k1, k2 tog), rep to end (20 sts rem)
Row 12: p
Leaving a long tail for sew up, cut wool and thread tail through rem 20 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.