WHAT YOU'LL NEED
To Fit Head (approx) cm: 56 (Size 'Lady'), 59 (Size 'Man')
14 sts and 19 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 6.50mm needles.
Using 6.50mm needles, cast on 69 (77) sts.
1st row (WS when brim is turned back) - K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st.
2nd row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Last 2 rows form rib. Cont in rib until work measures 21 (23) cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row.
1st row (RS) - Rib 5, * sl 1, K2tog, psso, rib 5, rep from * to end ... 53 (59) sts. Work 3 rows rib.
5th row - Rib 5, * sl 1, K2tog, psso, rib 3, rep from * to end ... 37 (41) sts. Work 3 rows rib.
9th row - Rib 1, * sl 1, K2tog, psso, rib 1, rep from * to end ... 19 (21) sts. Work 3 rows rib.
13th row - Rib 1, * sl 1, K2tog, psso, rib 1, rep from * to last 2 (1) st/s, rib 2 (1) ... 10 (11) sts.
Break off yarn leaving a long end. Thread yarn through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.
DO NOT PRESS. Using mattress st, join side edges tog, reversing seam for 7cm from cast on edge for brim. Turn back brim.