MATERIALS: FLEISHER'S BULKY FLEECE or BEAR BRAND BULKY-KNIT or BOTANY KWILTEE, 2, 2 oz. skeins, or FLEISHER'S, BEAR BRAND or BOTANY SUPER SPUN ORLON SAYELLE, 2, 2 oz. skeins.
KNITTING NEEDLES: 1 pair "Boye" Needles, Size 10½—or size you require to knit to gauge given below.
GAUGE: 4 sts = 1 inch; 11 rows = 2 inches
Cast on 66 sts for lower edge.
QUAKER ST PATTERN—Purl Rib—wrong side—K 1 row, p 1 row, k 1 row, p 1 row, k 1 row.
Knit Rib—right side—K 1 row, p 1 row, k 1 row, p 1 row, k 1 row.
Repeat purl rib and knit rib once more; repeat purl rib again. There will be 3 purl ribs and 2 knit ribs on right side. Work stockinette st—k 1 row, p 1 row —for 4 rows, end with p row.
First dec. row—right side—K 1, * k 2 tog., k 11; repeat from * to end; 61 sts. Work 3 rows even.
2nd dec. row—K 1, * k 2 tog., k 10; repeat from * to end; 56 sts. Work 3 rows even.
Continue to dec. 5 sts every 4th row 9 times more; always k 1 at beg. of each dec. row and having 1 st less between decs, and at end of each successive dec. row, end with 11th dec. row; 11 sts. K 1 row, p 1 row for 5 rows for a purl rib at top of cap. Break yarn, leaving an 18-in. end. Draw end through remaining 11 sts leaving sts on strand of yarn.
FINISHING—Block. Draw up yarn pulling 11 sts at top of cap tightly tog. Fasten securely. Sew side edges tog. for back seam matching ribs.
Wind small ball of yarn 1 in. in diameter and insert in purl rib at top of cap. Thread a 12-in. piece of yarn in needle and run yarn around last dec. row below purl rib. Draw up tightly and wind yarn twice around just below purl rib and tie securely. Fasten off.
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