from “Guide to Knitting for the Services” by the Australian Comforts Fund, 1940
2 oz. of 4-ply wool.
Four UK No. 10/3.25mm/US 3 knitting needles.
Cast on 96 stitches (for 22 inch head).
Knit 2 plain, 2 purl for 5 inches for head band.
Next row: (K2tog, k28, k2tog) three times
Next row: (K2tog, k26, k2tog) three times
Next row: (K2tog, k24, k2tog) three times
Continue decreasing in this manner until you reach
Next row: (K2tog, k10, k2tog) four times
Draw the thread through these 36 stitches and end off.
The original publication of this pattern is in the public domain, however this updated and clarified version is copyright Sarah Bradberry May 30th 2012. All rights reserved.