Here's the pattern for the Pink Pigtails Hat.
I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Watermellon.
Size 5 and 7 circular needles and size 7 dpns.
This hat is knit with a hemmed edge
. Work St st for the desired length of the facing. (In this pattern I knit 5 rnds for the facing and used the picot edge) For the picot edge, work a turning round of *k2tog, yo; repeat from *. For a straight edge, work a turning round by purling all sts. Work the same number of rounds as in the facing, then fold facing along turning round to inside of hat, and attach as follows: Pick up the edge of the first cast-on st and knit this together with the first st on the needle. continue around in this manner, working the edge of the corresponding cast-on stitch together with the st on the needle.
With size US 5 circ needles CO 74sts place marker and join in round
Knit 5 rounds
Turning round: see above for directions
Knit 5 rounds
Change to US 7 circ needle.
Continue to knit each round until hat measures 10cm from bottom edge.
Start Pigtail holes:
BO 4sts, K 29 sts, BO 4 sts, K 37 sts. break yarn
Now you're going to work the front and back of the hat as 'flat knitting'.
Start with the front 29 sts and work 3 rows of St st, break yarn
Work the last 37 sts in the same manner.
Your last row you knit should leave you at the beginning of the round where you bound off the first 4 sts.
I needed very small pigtail holes, so I knit TWO rounds. Make sure to make the sts which close off the pigtail holes very tight so there isn't a huge gap.
Dec rnd 1: dec 2 sts evenly spaced
(If you need large holes for the pigtails to fit through: CO 4 sts, K29, CO 4 sts, K37... then knit 1 round even.
Dec rnd 1: dec 10 sts evenlys paced)
K 2 rnds
Dec Rnd 2: *K2, K2tog; repeat from *
K 1 rnd
Dec Rnd 3: *K1, K2tog: repeat from *
Dec Rnd 4, 5 & 6: *K2tog; repeat from *
You should end up with 4 sts, break yarn, thread tail through rem sts, pull tight, and fasten to the inside.
Weave in lose ends.
Now we have to go back and add the little turtle necks that the pigtails come out of.
Using 5 dpns
Pick up 4 sts on each side of the pigtail hole. One DPN for each side.
(to make this easier I used a crochet hook the same size as my dps to pick-up the sts and then transfered those sts to my DPN. It worked like a charm!)
Join, and knit St st for 12-16 rows depending upon how long you want the turtlenecks to be. I did 12 rows on the one pictured.
Weave in ends
Since the turtlenecks are in St st they will naturally roll at the top, and that's what we want!
I hope I didn't miss any instructions
If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or leave a comment on my blog!