A little nagging goes a long way. Happy Blogiversary Norma.
48 Stitch Ken's Dulaan Hat (adapted from the Harlot's 30 stitch hat)
Yarn: White Buffalo 6 ply - Canadian wool in honor of Ken and Stephanie (discontinued)
Needles: Size 13US, 9mm straights and dpns for I-cord
Gauge: 9.5 sts per 10cm/4"
Cast on 48 stitches. This isn't quite as funny as Stephanie's 30 stitches. Sorry.
Knit 1 row.
next row: K1, P1 across
following row: knit the purls and purl the knit sts.
Right side: Knit across
Wrong side: K1, purl to last st, K1
Repeat these two rows until for 12-16 rows or until hat is approximately 5-6" long. I have two different sizes, a shorty that took 12 rows and a longer, ear-covering one that took 16. End with a wrong side (purl) row, ready to start a right side row.
Decrease Rows (repeat from * to *)
Row 1: K3, *K2tog, K3*
Row 2: K1, P1, *P2tog, P2* end K1
Row 3: K1, K2tog across, K1
Row 4: K1, purl across, K1
Row 5: K1, K2tog 7x, K1
Row 6: K1, P2tog 4x (5 sts)
Row 7: K1, K2tog 2x (3 sts)
Switch to dpns (I used size 11s because that's all I had in large dpns and it worked fine) and work I-cord for 4-5". End off I-cord, sew up back seam, and weave in ends.
And for the record, if you're using White Buffalo yarn, I got two hats out of one 8 oz wheel thingy.