To fit average sized head of 10 to 11 yrs [Teen:Adult].
Alt alternate, P purl, K knit, Rep repeat, St(s) stitch(es), Ws wrong side, Rs Right side, Patt pattern, Tog together and 0 0 stitches.
1 Set of 4mm Knitting Needles.
1 Set of 5mm Knitting Needles.
1 Ball of Sirdar Supersoft Aran 100g ball, Shade Sliver Grey 821 and
10g Oddment of same yarn in a Contrast shade for Edging, (Used Sirdar Supersoft Aran Shade Kingfisher 898).
Pattern Tension- 17sts by 26 rows by 10cm to 10cm, (4in).
Stocking Stitch Tension- 18sts by 24 rows to 10cm, (4in).
Rib Tension 20sts by 24 rows to 10cm, (4in).
SUMMER SEED HAT
Using 4mm needles and thumb method cast on 82 [94:102] sts.
1st Row. * P2, k2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
2nd Row. * K2, p2, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
These 2 rows will now be referred to as 2×2 rib.
Work in 2×2 rib for 8 [10:10]cm, (3¼ [4:4]in), ending with a 1st row.
Next Row. P4 [1:5], p2tog, (p7, p2tog) 8 [10:10] times, p4 [1:5] . 73 [83:91] sts.
Change to 5mm needles and proceed as follows:-
1st Row. Knit.
2nd Row. Purl.
These 2 rows will now be referred to as st-st (stocking stitch).
Work 4 rows more in st-st.
Proceed as follows:-
1st Row. K1 * p1, k1, rep from * to end.
2nd Row. K1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end.
Repeat 1st and 2nd rows 2 times more.
7th Row. Knit.
8th Row. Purl.
The last 8 rows set patt.
Working in patt as set continue until hat measures 18 [20:20]cm, (7 [8:8]in), ending with ws [rs:ws] row.
For 2nd size only
Next Row. Patt , patt2tog, (patt , patt2tog)  times, patt .  sts.
For all 3 sizes
1st Row. K1, (k2tog, k4) 12 [13:15] times. 61 [66:76] sts.
2nd every alt Row. Purl.
3rd Row. K1, (k2tog, k3) 12 [13:15] times. 49 [53:61] sts.
5th Row. K1, (k2tog, k2) 12 [13:15] times. 37 [40:46] sts.
7th Row. K1, (k2tog, k1) 12 [13:15] times. 25 [27:31] sts.
9th Row. K1, (k2tog)12 [13:15] times. 13 [14:16] sts.
10th Row. K1 [0:0], (k2tog) 6 [7:8] times. 7 [7:8] sts.
Break off yarn and thread yarn through remaining 7 [7:8] sts, draw up tightly and fasten. off. Leaving enough yarn for sewing up.
EDGING- With ws facing, using a 4mm needle and Contrast yarn pick up and knit 71 [79:87] sts evenly along cast on edge.
Next Row. Knit.
Next Row. Cast off 3 sts, * slip st back onto left hand needle and knit into st 3 times, cast off 3 sts, rep from * to end. Fasten off.
SEWING UP- Using the length of yarn at center of hat, sew down side seam reversing sewing for the last 4 [5:5]cm, (1½ [2:2]in).