Originally Posted by Pemby
"pattern for hat:
With smaller circular needle, cast on 71 stitches. Knit in seed stitch pattern for 1”, knitting 2 stitches together at the end of the last stitch – 70 stitches. Change to larger needles and knit until hat measures 5” from cast on edge.
First decrease round: Place a marker to mark the beginning of the round." That is it - no more to the pattern!
You can decrease by knitting 8sts, k2tog around. That'll give you a decrease every 10sts 7times. Knit the next round. On round 3 knit 7, k2tog around and again knit the next round without decreases. Continue to alternate a decrease round with one less st between k2tog's on each round and a knit round until you have 14sts. Then k2tog all around, cut the yarn leaving ~8" tail, thread on a tapistry needle and weave through the sts on the needle, pull tight, knot the thread on the inside of the hat and weave in the end.
You'll probably have to switch to double pointed needles or use a longer needle and magic loop as you decrease because you'll have so few sts on the needle.