By CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)
Cast on 68 sts
Row one: K2, P2, K2 across line, ending with P2.
Rows 2 to row 6: Repeat Row 1.
Row 7: Knit across
Row 8: Purl across
Repeat these 2 rows until hat is 9 1/2″ (24cm) from the start and, ending with a purl row.
1st decrease row- K2 together across the row.
Next row: Purl
Next row: K2 together across
Last row: Purl across.
Cut a 12″ (30 cm) length of yarn, thread a yarn needle.
Carefully pull the last row of knitting from the needle and thread the needle through every stitch. Pull tightly then whip stitch the seam shut.
Add an optional Pom Pom or flower to the beanie and it is complete.