Knitting loom: 48-peg large gauge loom, and 24-peg large gauge loom. Sample used KB Looms Chunky loom (orange and mint)
Yarn: Approx 90 yards of super bulky merino wool yarn. Malabrigo Rasta in Natural and Sunset were used in samples.
Optional: Faux fur pom pom
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.
k2tog=knit two stitches together (a decrease), right slanting
ssk=slip, slip, knit together (a decrease), left slanting
Cast on 48 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.
Round 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 9: *k2tog, yo, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 10: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 11: *yo, ssk, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Round 12: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep from Rnd 9-12.
Rep Rnd 12: until item measures approx 7 inches from cast on edge.
Using tapestry needle and a piece of scrap yarn, transfer all the stitches to the piece of scrap yarn.
Place the stitches from the scrap yarn onto the 24-peg loom, two stitches per peg.
Next 3 rnds: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Bind off with gather removal method. Weave ends in. Block lightly. Secure faux pom pom to the top of the hat.