It was too easy. I am so going to knit these in every color and find excuses to wear them daily.
As usual, I looked at a few patterns to determine what kind of yarn I wanted to use, and how many cast ons I'd need to achieve the look I wanted. With a worsted weight yarn, and size 7 and size 10 circular needles, here's what I ended up doing...
CO 88 stitches onto the smaller needles and join in the round. Add a stitch marker.
K2, P2 in the round, slipping the marker as you go until your rim is as long as you want it to be. Mine is about an inch long @ 10 rows.
Knit two rows, picking up two more stitches at the end of the second row, so you have 90 stitches.
Purl the next row, switching to the larger needles.
Knit one row.
Purl one row.
Knit 10 rows.
Repeat sequence until hat is desired length. I wanted extra slouch, so mine is about 10 inches long.
On a purl row, *P2Tog, P7. Repeat * one round
Next row, Knit one round
Next row, *P2Tog, P6. Repeat * one round
Knit 5 rounds
Next row *K2tog, K2. Repeat *one round
Next row *K2tog, K1. Repeat *one round
Next row K2tog one round, then cut yarn leaving about a 5 inch tail.
Use tapestry needle to pull the tail through remaining stitches.
Knot it and weave in ends.
I hope that made sense. Happy Knitting!