150g of 8 ply yarn
4mm 40cm circular
5 Stitch markers
pm: place marker
SSK: slip, slip, knit
Gauge: 22sts / 10 cm in stockingette
Using the circular needle, cast on 120 stitches. Join to work in the round, place the marker and work 25cm of 3x2 rib (knit3, purl 2).
Bind off 45 sts at the start of the next round and work 11 rows of rib back and forth on the remaining stitches.
Cast on 45 stitches and rejoin to work again in the round.
Work a futher 8cm of rib.
Continuing with the rib, work 26 sts, SSK, pm, work 28 sts, SSK, pm, work 28 sts, SSK, pm, work 28 sts, SSK, pm, p2.
Continue in the rib performing the SSK on the last two sts before each of the placed markers. Continue this until there are 12 sts left. Cut yarn and thread through remining sts.
This also makes a great knights helmet for a little boy if you are interested and also pulls back over the head to make a neck warmer or easily allow you to eat!
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