Here is the pattern for Bob’s hat. It is meant to fit an average male head, but I didn’t pack extra yarn in my carry-on, so I’m modifying it for you all to make a better length.
Size 5 16″ round needles and dpn’s
Worsted weight yarn (I use Lion Brand Wool-ease in Blue Mist)
Term: MiniCable Knit into 2nd stitch on left needle and without taking stitch off needle knit into 1st stitch, then take them both off the needle. You’ll have a little cable. There are a variety of explanations here too.
C/O 104 sts loosely. Join.
Knit in a k2, p2 rib for 2″
MiniCable Round: MiniCable the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Knit 4 rounds, Repeat until hat is 8″ high (9 for men)
Begin Decrease. While decreasing continue to follow minicable pattern whenever possible. Divide sts evenly on 4 needles (26 sts on each needle). K2 tog at the beginning and end of each section. Continue until 8 sts are left, thread yarn through sts and close off.
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