Loes van der Eijk - Jester
Innocent Smoothies Big Knit Hat Pattern Jester To make life easy the P2togs are always in the purl rows of the White stripes

Cast on 28 st. in Red
Rows 1 - 4: Red rib stitch (knit one, purl one)
Rows 5 - 6: Red stocking stitch
Rows 7 - 8: White stocking stitch
Rows 9 - 10: Red stocking stitch
Row 11: White knit
Row 12: White [P3, P2tog] repeat till the end of the row (23 st)
Rows 13 – 14: Red stocking stitch
Row 15: White knit
Row 16: White [P2, P2tog] rpt to the end of row but purl the last 3st. (18 st)
Row 17: Red K9 and transfer the remaining 9 stitches to a stitch holder
Row 18: Red purl
Row 19: White knit
Row 20: White P2tog, purl till the end of the row (8 st)
Rows 21 – 22: Red stocking stitch
Row 19: White knit
Row 20: White P2tog, purl till the end of the row (7 st)
Rows 21 – 22: Red stocking stitch
Row 23: White knit
Row 24: White P2tog, purl till the end of the row (6 st)
Rows 25 – 26: Red stocking stitch
Rows 27 – 28: White stocking stitch
Rows 29 – 30: Red stocking stitch
Rows 31 – 42: Continue like this (stocking stitch, 2 rows each in White and Red) until you have 10 White stripes (three in the hat plus seven in the ‘tail’)
Rows 43 – 44: Red stocking stitch
Row 45: White knit
Row 46: White P1, P2tog, P2tog, P1 (4 st)
Rows 47-48: Red Stocking stitch
B&T
Finish the other side in the same way. (starting with row 17)
Sew up and decorate with bells, knots and/or pompoms