Head circumference: 22″
Yarn: 2 skeins Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends
Needles: US 7 / 4.5 mm (circular and dpns)
Gauge: 8 sts / 2 in
Cast on 72 sts in a round.
K4, P4 for five rows.
P2tog, *YO, P2tog* to end of round (71 sts).
The pattern is worked with 72 sts, which is one more stitch than is on the needles (71 sts), therefore there is no start. The beginning of the round continuously moves one st to the left.
*YO, K2tog* 36 times (one past the beginning of the previous round).
*YO, P2tog* 36 times (one past the beginning of the previous round).
EDIT: I have added asterisks to clarify. For every decrease there is a yarn over.
Repeat the last two rows until the piece measures approximately 8 in from the end of the ribbing.
K2tog 35 times (36 sts).
*Slip two stitches together knitwise, K1, PSSO* 12 times (12 sts).
Cut a length of tail, weave it through remaining live sts, pull tight.
Sew in all tails.