I fell in love with this yarn last year, but the gold sold out before I had a chance to get some. When it went on sale in the spring I jumped at the chance to get some for my best friend's Christmas hat. This was a super fast knit and the yarn is a dream to work with. If you like your hats to fully cover your ears you may want to knit the longer version. This one is the first option and it's maybe a smidge short.
Materials: 1.5 balls Lang Lanalux, 5mm dpns & 16" circulars, place marker, darning needle
Finished size: Women's average
Cast on 94 sts
Join and knit 7 rounds k1, p1 rib in the round
Row 8: *K2, M1* repeat to end of round. 141sts total.
Knit in the round until piece measures 5" from cast on edge. For a slouchier hat or a larger head, knit for 5.5" or 6" instead.
Next round: *K4, K2tog* repeat until 3sts from end of round, K3
Knit 5 rounds plain
Next round: *K3, K2tog* repeat until 3sts from end of round, K3
Knit 4 rounds plain
Next row: *K2, K2tog* repeat until 3sts from the end, K1, K2tog
Knit 2 rows plain
Next round: *K1, K2tog* repeat until 2sts from end of round, K2tog
Next round: *K2tog* repeat to end of round
Next row: *K2tog* repeat to end of round
Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.