One skein of Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. colorway Dustweaver (90 yards super bulky yarn)
US 11 - 8.0 mm 16" circular needle or dpns
US 13 - 9.0 mm 16" circular needle or dpns
US 13 - 9.0 mm dpns
With smaller needle CO 44
Continue K2, P2 ribbing for 11 rows, or 2 inches
Switch to larger needle
K1, P1 until last st, purl front and back of last st. You should now have 45 sts on your needle.
Next rnd: P1, K1
Next rnd: K1, P1
Repeat last two rounds until hat measures 7.5-7.75 inches from CO edge. You can continue and make it longer if you would like a slouchy hat.
Rnd 1: p3tog, k1. Repeat all the way around and purl the last stitch.
Rnd 2: P1, K1, repeating until end of round
Repeat these two rounds until only a few stitches remain, switching to dpns when necessary.
Break yarn and thread through remaining live stitches on your needle, pull tight to close the hat up. W
eave in ends.
There was plenty of yarn leftover to make a pom pom, so you can make one and add it if you like. I went with a faux fur pom pom I found at my local yarn shop.