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I designed this to work with some attractive, sparkly yarn that I found in the craft aisle of my local Walmart. (Bernat Satin Sparkle, if anyone is wondering! Caron Simply Soft Party also works well.) It’s a long beanie, with about 2″ of ribbing and a series of garter ridge rows to give the hat it texture.

-Gauge of 24 sts per 4″ and 32 rows per 4″ using US size 7 (4.5mm) circulars. The yarn is worsted weight, but not a heavy worsted.
-Beanie should fit most adults/late teens, as it is very stretchy.

Brim
Cast on 120 sts to US size 7 (4.5mm) circulars. Join in the round. Place st marker to mark the beginning of the round. Knit two by two ribbing for 12 rounds.

Body
Knit as follows till piece measures 9″ from cast on edge.
Rows 1 to 7: knit to end
Row 8: purl to end

Crown Shaping
Place st markers after every 15th st. Begin decreasing as follows.
Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7: (k to 2 before marker, k2tog) to end
Rows 2, 4, and 6: knit to end
Row 8: purl to end
Cut yarn, weave twice through live sts. Weave in all loose ends.

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