Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), decrease (dec), knit (K), knit 2 together (k2tog), purl (P), purl 3 together (p3tog), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), slip (sl), stitch (st), stockinette stitch (st st), yarn over (yo)
Beanie is worked in the round in one piece from lower rib to top decreases at crown.
A row counter is useful for keeping track of rounds in pattern.
Knit 2 together (k2tog): Knit two stitches together as one (1 st decreased)
Purl 3 together (p3tog): Purl three stitches together as one (2 sts decreased)
To work yarn over (yo) between a knit stitch & a purl stitch: take yarn under and over right needle to back of work, then bring yarn to front of work between needle tips, in position to purl next stitch.
To work yarn over (yo) between a purl stitch & a knit stitch: take yarn over right needle to back of work, in position to knit next stitch.
With smaller circular needle, CO 78 loosely. Join for knitting in the round, being careful that stitches are not twisted on needle. Place marker to note beginning of rounds.
Rnds 1-6: *K1, P1, rep from * around (78)
Change to larger circular needle.
Begin hat body pattern:
Rnds 1-2: K.
Rnd 3: K1, *yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, k1; rep from * around, ending last rep yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo.
Rnd 4: K.
Rep Rnds 1-4 of hat body until piece measures approximately 7" from cast-on edge, ending with Rnd 4.
Begin crown decreases (Note: change to dpns when sts no longer fit comfortably on circular needle):
Rnd 1: K (78)
Rnd 2 (dec rnd): *K2tog, rep from * around (39)
Rnd 3 (dec rnd): *P3tog, rep from * around (13)
Rnd 4 (dec rnd): K1, *k2tog, rep from * around (7)
Cut yarn, leaving 8" tail. Thread tail through tapestry needle, gather rem sts tog and pull gently to close. Weave in all tails.