Noro hat

When I was in Vienna in december 2004, I saw hats like these being sold in the Christmas Markets. I kept thinking how great a hat like this would look in Noro Kureyon, which I had in my stash. At home, I couldn't find a pattern to make one, so I designed this one.

I used Noro Kureyon nr. 92 and 4.5mm needles (if I recall correctly). It took a little more than one ball.
Gauge: 4.5 spi

Cast on 95 sts loosely, join in a round.

Straight part
Worked in alternating bands of 4 rows knit, 4 rows purl
1-8: k (8 rnds)
9-12: p (4 rdns)
13-16: k (4 rnds)
17-20: p (4 rdns)
21-24: k (4 rnds)
25-28: p (4 rdns)
29-32: k (4 rnds)
33-36: p (4 rdns)
37-40: k (4 rnds)
41-44: p (4 rdns)

Shape crown
Continue the knit/purl bands, but start decreasing in every second knit round in the knit band.
45: k
46: (k7, k2tog, k8, k2tog) 5 times (85 sts left)
47-48: k
49-52: p (4 rnds)
53: k
54: (k6, k2tog, k7, k2tog) 5 times (75 sts left)
55-56: k
57-60: p (4 rnds)
61: k
62: (k5, k2tog, k6, k2tog) 5 times (65 sts left)
63-64: k
65-68: p (4 rnds)
69: k
70: (k4, k2tog, k5, k2tog) 5times (55 sts left)
71-72: k
73-76: p (4 rnds)
77: k
78: (k3, k2tog, k4, k2tog) 5times (45 sts left)
79-80: k
81-84: p (4 rnds)
85: k
86: (k2, k2tog, k3, k2tog) 5 times (35 sts left)
87-88: k
89-92: p (4 rnds)
93: k
94: (k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog) 5 times (25 sts left)
95-96: k
97-100: p (4 rnds)
101: k
102: (k1, k2tog) 12 times, k1 (13sts left)
103: k
104: (k2tog) 6 times, k 1 (7 sts left)

Break yarn and draw through the 7 sts that are left. Work in yarn ends.

Finished! Enjoy your Noro hat!

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