Size: 19" circumference - to fit an average woman's head, although the original has been claimed by a seven-year-old boy
Yarn: any three worsted weight yarns – I used Lion Brand Solid in Rose (MC1), Lemongrass (MC2) and Pearl Gray (CC).
Needles: US size 7 circular/double-pointed needles (or size needed to get gauge)
Notions: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge: 19 st/24 rows = 4" in st st
With MC1, CO 96 st. Join for working in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Work 10 rounds of k2, p1 ribbing.
Work 6 rounds of st st.
Work color chart over next 15 rounds (6 pattern repeats fit around hat).
Using MC2, work 2 rounds of st st.
On the next round, (pm, k24) 4 times.
Round 1: (slm, ssk, k to 2 st before marker, k2tog) 4 times.
Round 2: Knit.
Repeat these two rounds until 20 st remain.
Repeat Round 1 every round until 8 st remain.
Break yarn. Thread yarn through remaining st and pull tight.
Weave in ends. Block gently.