US 8, 16″ circular needles

US 7 double-pointed needles

Katia Cotton-Merino (70% cotton / 30% wool)

Steps for hat (US 8, 16″ circular):

  • CO 56/64/72/80 (Sizes: 0-3 mo / 3-6 mo / 6-12 m / 12m+)  (Size 12m+ shown)
  • Rounds 1-5: *k1,p1* repeating to end
  • 15/20/25/28 rounds of k
  • Start decreasing:
    • R1: *k6, k2tog* repeating to end of round
    • R2: k (k on all even rounds)
    • R3: *k5, k2tog* repeating to end
    • R4: k
    • R5: *k4, k2tog* repeating to end
    • R6: k
    • R7: *k3, k2tog* repeating to end
    • R8: k
    • R9: *k2, k2tog* repeating to end
    • R10: k
    • R11: *k1, k2tog* repeating to end
    • R12: k
    • R13: k2tog

Steps for ears (US 7 double-pointed or straight needles):

Back side of each ear:

  • CO 12 sts in backside color (dark shown)
  • R1: k (knit in tail)
  • R2: p
  • R3: k
  • R4: p
    • R5: k, dec first 2 sts
    • R6: p, dec first 2 sts
  • Repeat rows 5 and 6 until 5 sts are left, then bind off

Front side of each ear:

  • CO 10 (do not knit in tail) and do the same pattern as back side

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