This pattern is worked from the band ribbing up to top, using two strands of yarn at the same time. It is a simple pattern that only uses knit an purl stitches so it works up quickly! The pattern works up as a circular tube with the top open to be gathered/cinched closed to create the texture at the top. The pattern can be increased/decreased with multiples of 4 sts. See sizing chart below for correct sizing.
Sizing and Gauge:
This pattern is written for a Medium Adult and the pattern can be increased/decreased with multiples of 2 sts. Work up a swatch and see sizing chart below to adjust for sizing.
Gauge: 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm): 12sts, 16rows
· 2 colours of your choice, Medium weight 
Fairy tale (pink)
· US 11 / 8.0mm circular knitting needles, with 9in cord
· Tapestry needle
· Pom maker
With two strands of Color A: Cast on 56 sts. Continue in rounds using a stitch market to mark the beginning of the round.
Round 1-5: *K1, P1* Repeat around
Round 1: *K3, p1* repeat around
Round 2: K2, p1 *k3, p1* repeat around to last st, k
Round 3: K1, p1 *k3, p1* repeat around To last 2 sts, k
Round 4: P1 *k3, p1* repeat to last 3 sts, k2, p1
Repeat round 1-4 to desired length. Bind off leaving a long tail that will be used to cinch the top closed.
Begin closing the hat:
Turn the hat inside-out. Using the tail, sew a loose running stitch across the top of the hat. Cinch it tight to close the hat and weave in the end well and firmly. Turn back right-side out. Weave in ends.
Create and attach pom: see link below on step-by-step instructions: