Kikukat Hat (Chunky Beanie)
Sizes: Adult small (medium, large)
Yarn: 1 skein (100 g) Feza Bogeta (pictured), Plymouth Grandiosa (may need more than 1 skein if using this yarn), Lion Hometown USA, Lion Wool Ease Thick & Quick, or any bulky yarn
Needles: #10 1/2 16-inch circular, #11 16-inch circular or #13 16-inch circular
Other materials: tapestry needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 10 sts to 4" in stockinette stitch
Stitches used: knit (K), purl(P), knit 2 stitches together (K2tog)
Ribbing: Cast on 48 (52, 54) stitches, Place marker and join. *K1, P1*, repeat from ** across row. Work in ribbing for 1 1/2".
Body: Knit all rows until 6"-7" from beginning. Note: If using Plymouth Grandiosa, stop at 5 3/4" from beginning (unless you have more than 1 skein of yarn). You will need about 5-6 yards of yarn left at this point to complete the hat.
Decrease Row 1 (for small and large sizes): *K4, K2tog* repeat ** across row
Decrease Row 1 (for medium size): K2, *K4, K2tog* repeat ** across row
Decrease Row 2 (for small and large sizes): *K3, K2tog* repeat ** across row
Decrease Row 2 (for medium size): K2, *K3, K2tog* repeat ** across row
Decrease Row 3 (all sizes): *K2, K2tog* repeat ** across row
Decrease Row 4 (all sizes): *K1, K2tog* repeat ** across row
Cut yarn to 8" and pull through remaining stitches with a tapestry needle.
Note: I like to do ribbing in a smaller needle. I found that using #11 needle will yield the correct gauge with most bulky yarns, therefore I would do the ribbing portion with #10 1/2 and switch to #11 for the body and decreasing rows. Some bulky yarns (Feza Bogeta) need #13 needles for correct gauge, therefore the ribbing should be done with #11 needles.