WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
To fit head (approx) cm: 52-54 (Child), 56-58 (Adult)
8 sts to 10 cm in width over garter st, using 6.50mm needles.
Using 6.50mm needles, cast on 37 (43) sts.
Beg 1 x 1 rib - 1st row (RS) - K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.
2nd row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Rep 1st and 2nd rows until work measures 6 cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row.
Work in garter st until work measures 13 (15) cm from beg, working last row on WS.
Shape Crown - 1st row - K1, * K2tog, K4, rep from * to end ... 31 (36) sts.
2nd row - Knit.
3rd row - K1, * K2tog, K3, rep from * to end ... 25 (29) sts.
4th row - Knit.
5th row - K1, * K2tog, K2, rep from * to end ... 19 (22) sts.
6th row - Knit.
7th row - K1, * K2tog, K1, rep from * to end ... 13 (15) sts.
8th row- Knit.
9th row - K1 * K2tog, rep from * to end ... 7 (8) sts.
Break off yarn leaving a long end. Run end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.
DO NOT PRESS. Using half mattress st seam, join side edges together to form centre back seam.