PATTERN ONLY. NOT FINISHED HAT. Tools and Materials • US size 6 circular needles, and size 8 circular needles (whatever length you’re most comfortable with, I used 14”) - you’ll be knitting in the round – I used the smaller needles for the brim then switched to larger for the body to make sure the pattern remained stretchy since there are large sections of solid color • US size 8 DPNs (4 of them) • worsted weight yarn in desired colors – referred to as background color and pattern color • yarn needle • crochet hook (optional, for weaving in ends) • stitch marker (optional) Abbreviations/Skills Needed • k: knit • p: purl • k1p1: knit 1 purl 1 • k2tog: knit 2 together (decrease) • st/sts: stitch/stitches • rnd/rnds: round/rounds • CO: cast on Gauge: about 5 sts/in, 5 rows/in Finished hat measures approx. 11” tall and 9” across when lying flat using the needles above. Change needle-sizes and/or yarn weights to make slight adjustments to the size. This isn’t an insanely difficult hat, but I do recommend you have experience with colorwork, grabbing your floats, tension, etc. It’s a good beginner hat for a knitter looking for a nice colorwork starter project!