SEAFARER'S KNIT CAP INSTRUCTIONS

Using #5 Needles, cast on 108 stitches. Knit 2, Purl 2, for four inches (ribbing). Then knit 1 row, purl 1 row ( s t o c k i n e t t e s t i t c h ) f o r a n additional 4 inches. Decrease for top of hat as follows: Material: Middle Weight Sport Yarn. Gauge: 5-6 sts make 1 inch.

Row 1: K16, K2 together twice, K32, K2 together twice, K32, K2 together twice, K16

Row 2: P15, P2 together twice, P30, P2 together twice, P30, P2 together twice, P15

Row 3: K14, K2 together twice, K28, K2 together twice, K28, K2 together twice, K14

Row 4: P13, P2 together twice, P26, P2 together twice, P26, P2 together twice, P13

Row 5: K12, K2 together twice, K24, K2 together twice, K24, K2 together twice, K12

Row 6: P11, P2 together twice, P22, P2 together twice, P22, P2 together twice, P11

Row 7: K10, K2 together twice, K20, K2 together twice, K20, K2 together twice, K10

Row 8: P9, P2 together twice, P18, P2 together twice, P18, P2 together twice, P9

Row 9: K8, K2 together twice, K16, K2 together twice, K16, K2 together twice, K8

Row 10: P7, P2 together twice, P14, P2 together twice, P14, P2 together twice, P7

Row 11: K6, K2 together twice, K12, K2 together twice, K12, K2 together twice, K6

Row 12: P5, P2 together twice, P10, P2 together twice, P10, P2 together twice, P5

Row 13: K4, K2 together twice, K8, K2 together twice, K8, K2 together twice, K4

Row 14: P3, P2 together twice, P6, P2 together twice, P6, P2 together twice, P3

Row 15: K16, K2 together twice, K32, K2 together twice, K32, K2 together twice, K16

Leave 20” of yarn. Draw up remaining stitches on needle and sew back seam of hat.

HELMET (BALACLAVA)

Materials: 5oz. of 4ply yarn, any dark color Four double pointed No. 3 needles (3mm.) Gauge: 5 ½ sts. make 1 inch Using two needles, cast onto one of them 28 sts and work back and forth in plain knitting, increasing 1 st. each end of needle every other row, until there are 48 sts on needle. Work even until piece measures 7 inches from the beginning. Break thread, leave sts. on needle. Make another piece like this.

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Now knit 32 sts onto one needle from second piece, knit 16 sts from this same piece onto second needle and also 16 sts from first piece. Knit the remaining 32 sts from first piece onto 3rd needle. Join these 96 sts in a circle, working round and round in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 3 inches.

Next row: k12 sts, sl next 24 sts off onto thread for face opening, and k 1 st from 3rd needle onto second needle. Work round and round in ribbing of k 2, p 2, for 1 ½ inches. Bind off loosely.

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