MATERIALS: FLEISHER'S or BEAR BRAND GIGANTIC or BOTANY COLOSSAL, 3, 2 oz. skeins.
KNITTING NEEDLES: 1 pair "Boye" 14-inch Needles, Size 15—or size you require to knit to gauge given below.
GAUGE: 5 sts = 2 inches
Cast on 56 sts.
Row 1—right side—* K 1, p 1; repeat from * to end. Repeat this row for ribbing for 10 ins., end with row worked on wrong side.
First dec. row—right side—Slip, k and pass, * k 1, k 2 tog., p 1, slip, k and pass; repeat from * to end; 37 sts.
Next row—P 1, * k 1, p 1; repeat from * to end. Continue ribbing in this way for 2 rows more.
2nd dec. row—right side—K 1, * k 2 tog., p 1, slip, k and pass, k 1; repeat from * to end; 25 sts.
Next row—P 2, * k 1, p 3; repeat from *, end k 1, p 2.
3rd dec. row—right side—* K 2 tog.; repeat from * to within 1 st of end, k 1; 13 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 24-in. end.
FINISHING—Run end through all sts and slip sts from needle. Draw up tight and run yarn through all sts again. Sew side edges tog., sewing through st at end of every row. Block, stretching to 11 ins. in width—22 ins. around—or desired headsize. Trim top with sequins as illustrated, if desired.
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