For my sister's roommate, I worked up a quick beanie on a Saturday trip to the Indiana Dunes. While my friend drove, I used my own head as a template for this hat. It turned out to have a little point at the top, which Kobe says is perfect to fit the ponytail he wears at the top of his head. I think it looks a little like the cap of an acorn. I worked on it a little more after we hiked the Three Dune challenge, for a total craft time of 4 hours. Click below for the instructions.
Materials: US K 10.5/6.5 mm hook. Worsted weight yarn like Caron Simply Soft. Gauge is not critical for this pattern.
One Size Fits Most. The hat is stretchy, but if the recipient has a larger or smaller head than usual, ±3 chains. It is worked in the round, which means a sl st to end each row and ch1 to start a new one. Start at the brim and work up to the pointy crown.
First row: Join ends, then SC around.
Second Row: *FPDC, BPDC, work from * around.
Work sc tfl for about 4.5” or 15 rows.
1: Decrease every 8th stitch.
2: Sc tfl.
3: Decrease every 7th stitch.
4: Sc tfl.
5: Decrease every 6th stitch.
6: Sc tfl.
7: Decrease every 5th stitch.
8: Sc tfl.
9: Decrease every 4th stitch.
10: Sc tfl.
11: Decrease every 4th stitch.
12: Decrease every 3rd stitch
13: Decrease every 2nd stitch.
14: For the final row, sc 2 together for all remaining stitches but do not take off the hook as you work. Pull yarn through all stitches on the hook and slip knot together.
Weave in ends.