Another hat for the Guardian Angels and I thought I would share the pattern.
Materials: 60m of 8ply yarn
Equipment: 4mm dpns and optional 30cm circular
Size: 30cm circumference unstretched to 40cm fully stretched. The rib gives a longer lasting hat as does the fold up brim.
Gauge: 22sts / 10cm
Cast on 72 sts, join to work in the round (remember not to twist those stitches).
Round 1: [k4, p4] repeat to end.
Work this round for 30cms.
Round 1: [k4, p2, p2tog] repeat to end
Rounds 2 and 3: [k4, p3] repeat to end
Round 4: [k4, p1, p2tog] repeat to end
Rounds 5 and 6: [k4, p2] repeat to end
Round 6: [k4, p2tog] repeat to end
Rounds 7 and 8: [k4, p1] repeat to end
Round 9: [k3, k2tog] repeat to end
Rounds 10 and 11: k all stitches
Flower Cast Off:
k1, bind off 4 sts, [k2, bind off 4 sts] repeat to end. At this point there should be 12 stitches left. Cut your yarn and thread through the remaining stitches being sure NOT TO PULL THEM TOO TIGHT!!! Secure the yarn and weave in ends. The enthusiastic might like to embroider some nice leaves next to the petals too.