tomato baby beanie
On circular needles CO 72 sts
Place marker to indicate the beginning of the round & join, being careful not to twist
Knit in the rnd evenly for 25 rounds.
round 26: * K1, K9 * around;
round 27: * K3, K5 * around;
round 28: * K5, K3 * around;
round 29: * K7, K1 * around;
round 30: * K9, K1 * around.
decrease for crown:
round 31: *K6, SSK* repeat around (63)
round 32: *K5, SSK * repeat around (54)
round 33: *K4, SSK* repeat around (45)
round 34: *K3, SSK* repeat around (36)
round 35: *K2, SSK* repeat around (27)
round 36: *K1, SSK* repeat around (16)
round 37: *SSK* repeat around (9)
round 38-43: Knit remaining 9 sts
round 44: K2tog around
Thanks to Dances in Garden for the following correction:
Round 26: K1, K7 around
Round 30: K7, K1 around (a repeat of row 29)
Pull tail to inside & shape stem.