Materials:50 gms Worsted weight cotton yarn
Size US 8 (5mm) circular needles, 16" and set of 4 double point needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
17 sts and 24 rows in 4" square
Sizes 3 mos. (6 mos, 12 mos, 2t-4t).
CO 108 (120, 132, 144). Join in a round being careful not to twist the stitches, place marker to mark beginning of the round. Work lace pattern (below) 2 times, or stop at desired length.Work rounds 1 and 2 one more time.
Rd 1: *(k2tog) 2 times, (M1, k1) 4 times, (ssk) 2 times.Repeat from *around.
Rds 2 -4: Knit even.
Body of Hat
*K3tog, k2tog, k2, ssk, k3tog tbl.Repeat from * around.End number of stitches, 54 (60, 66, 72).
Work Stockinette stitch (knit even) until hat measures 2 (2", 3", 3 ½") not counting brim.
Place markers every 9 (10, 11, 12) sts, 6 markers total.
*Knit to within 2 sts of the st marker, k2tog, slip marker.Repeat from *around to first marker.
Knit next round even.
Repeat last 2 rounds until 6 sts remain.Cut yarn, draw through sts with a tapestry needle, weave in ends.
Fold hat in half and mark the halfway points (use a safety pin) where the brim meets the body of the hat. Pick up 4 sts at one marker and work an I-cord for about 5" .Do the same on the other side.
k = knit
p = purl
tbl = through the back loop
ssk = slip, slip, knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
M1 = Make one (pick up strand between stitches, knit into the back)
yo = yarn over.