Pixie Hat

Yarn: 2 skeins Moda Dea Sassy Stripes
Gauge: 6 st./in.
Needles: as needed to get gauge.  I knit very loosely, so I used a size 1, but YMMV.

Tip-up knitting directions*:
Cast on 8 st.; knit.
Divide onto 4 dpns; join.
Knit 4 rows (in the round).
Increase 1 stitch at the end of every needle, every third round, until # of stitches equals the circumference of the head it needs to fit (__ st./in. x __ inches = __ total stitches).  In this case, the total # of st. = 

Knit for another 5"; bind off and weave in the end.

Make a tassel; fasten to point of hat.

Brim-down knitting directions:
Cast on # of stitches to fit head. (__ st./in. x __ inches = __ total stitches).
Knit even for 4-5".
Decrease 1 stitch at the end of every needle every third round until there are 8 st. left.
Break yarn; bind off (thread end of yarn through remaining stitches and tie off).

Make tassel and attach to end of hat.

*Tip-up knitting -- starting off at the tip can be fiddly because there are so few stitches to knit, but it has the advantage that you don't need to do a gauge swatch -- you can just knit until you have enough stitches to measure your gauge, then figure out how many more stitches you need to get the correct circumference.



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