With 5mm(US 8) needles and C, cast on 86(98) sts. 1st rib row K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end. 2nd rib row P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end. These 2 rows set the rib. Rep 1st rib row. Change to M.
Cont in rib until work measures 4cm/l^in, ending with a 1st rib row.
Change to 4^mm(US 7) needles.
Work in rib for a further 4cm/lJ4in.
Change to 5mm(US 8) needles and cont in rib until hat measures 18(20)cm/7(8)in from cast on edge, ending with a 2nd rib row.
7th row Kl, * p3tog, kl; rep from * to last 2(0) sts, pl(0), kl(0).
Break yarn, thread end through rem 12(13) sts, pull up and secure.
Join seam, reversing seam on last 4cm/lMin.
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