Corrected pattern from December 2006 newsltter:

Babetta’s Big Hair Hat

This hat was designed to fit over my big head covered with big hair. Using the smaller needles you can get a snugger fitting hat with the same pattern.


1 100 gr hank Transitions, Silver Thaw or Kochoron from NORO, 1 marker, tapestry needle, and a cable needle Size 11 16” circulars and size 11 DPNs for oversized version or Size 10 16” circulars and size 10 DPNs for a snug fitting hat.

Cast on 72 stitches on smaller needle, place marker, connect in the round and work k2, p2 rib for 3 inches
 Round1- *k2, p2 CB2 back,p2,k2 (p1,k1) 6times, repeat from * 2 more times
Round 2- *k2, p2, k4, p2, k2 (k1, p1) 6 times, repeat from * 2 more times
Round 3- *k2, p2, k4, p2, k2 (p1, k1) 6 times, repeat from * 2 more times
Round 4- repeat round 2.  Work rows 1 – 4, 3 more times, 4 more times for
small version .
CB2 back-slip 2 sts onto cable needle, hold to back, knit next 2 sts, knit 2 sts on cable needle.
   Decreasing- k2tog in the middle of the cable section and k2tog in the middle of the seed stitch section for 5 rounds while continuing in pattern in other stitches, 42 stitches. Next round k2, k2tog around ending with k2, 32 stitches. Last round k2tog around, 16 stitches, and leaving a 10” tail cut yarn and thread through tapestry needle, draw through remaining stitches and weave in ends.
  If you use Transitions you should find the Angora section of the hank to start the hat to have a fuzzy band.