St. John's Wort Knit Hat Pattern

 
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Materials
1skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn (1 skein = 106 yds) or another super bulky weight yarn (color shown is glacier)
16” 10.0mm Circular Knitting Needle
1 Stitch Marker
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Gauge:
4” = 11 STS & 14 Rows in St. John’s Wort pattern (note that length doesn’t matter as much because you’ll just continue the pattern until a certain length)

Finished Measurements: 16” circumference (measured from the outside) and about 9.75” long

 Abbreviations
CO = Cast On
K = Knit
PSSO = Pass a Slipped Stitch Over
P = Purl
SL = Slip
ST = Stitch
STS = Stitches
YO = Yarn Over

Instructions:
CO 48 STS and join in in the round, being careful not to twist.  Place a marker to note the beginning/end of round

Row 1: [K1, P1] to end
Repeat Row 1 5 more times.

Begin St. John’s Wort Stitch pattern in the round
Row 1: [SL1, K2, PSSO, K3] to end
Row 2: [K1, YO, K4] to end
Row 3: [K3, SL1, K2, PSSO] to end
Row 4: [K4, YO, K1] to end

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 9” long, making sure to end on a Row 1 or Row 3. 
Next Row: [K2TOG] to end.

When pattern reaches 9.5” long, ending on a round 1 or 3 row, K2TOG to the end, to cut number of STS in half.

Cut yarn, leaving about a 10” tail, and weave tail through remaining loops.  Pull tight and tie off, closing top of hat.  Attach pompom.

 
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