Designed by: Melynda Pomeroy
16” circular US 7 needles
Approximately 110 yards worsted weight yarn
Cast on 72 stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist. Mark the beginning of round.
Knit 2, purl 2 around, then continue this rib pattern until work measures 6”
Round 1: Maintain rib for 24 stitches, then bind off 24 stitches, rib the remaining 24 stitches.
Round 2: Maintain rib for 24 stitches, cast on 24 stitches, rib remaining 24 stitches.
Maintain established rib (ribbing the newly cast on stitches above the face opening as well) for 3-3½” or as long as needed to fit the intended wearer.
Knit 7, knit 2 together around
Knit 6, Knit 2 together around
Continue in this manner, knitting one less stitch before the decrease every round. When you have 6 stitches remaining, break yarn and pull through live stitches.
Weave in ends.