This is the quintessential winter hat. Ribbed brim folded up for extra warmth around the ears and stockinette body - updated with a roomy gathered top for a loose fit and knit with a kettle-dyed merino wool.
One size - 19.5 inch circumference fits most adults.
Loop Studio Plus [100% superwash merino wool; 200 yds / 113g]: 1 hank. Shown in Charcoal.
16-inch US 8 circular needle and 8-inch US 8 double pointed needles.
4.5sts = 1 inch in stockinette stitch.
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together as one
CO 88sts. Place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist.
Round 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Rep round 1 until work measures 6 inches.
Round 1: Knit.
Rep round 1 until work measures 11 inches.
Round 1: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Round 2 and all even rounds: Knit.
Round 3: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Round 5: *K2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Round 7: *K2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch tail. Thread through darning needle, pull through remaining stitches, and draw closed. Bring tail to wrong side and weave in. Weave in cast on tail.