To fit head circumference: 56cm (22in)
Cast-on edge to crown: 20cm (8in)
Rooster Almerino DK (DK weight; 50% baby alpaca, 50% merino wool; 112m/124yds per 50g ball)
A Caviar (206); 1 x 50g ball
B Starfish (218); 1 x 50g ball
C Cornish (201); 1 x 50g ball
NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
1 set 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 40cm long
1 set 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) double-pointed needles (DPNs)
28 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over patt
With circular needles and yarn A cast on 144 sts. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the sts. Place marker to indicate the beg of round.
Round 1: *K2, P2; rep from* to end. Continue in rib for 7 more rnds.
Rounds 9 and 10: Knitusingyarn A.
Round 11: Work row 1 of the chart. The chart is repeated 9 times on a round.
Continue working the chart, reading all rows from right to left, and decreasing as indicated. When you have too few sts to go around the circular needles, change to DPNs.
When the chart is completed there are 18 sts remaining. Cut the yarn and thread it through the remaining sts. Pass the end through the hole in the middle and pull tight on the wrong side.
Fasten all loose ends and carefully block the hat to measurements, following any instructions on the ball band.