Base Using yarn A, cast on 3 sts, leaving a 10 in. (25 cm) tail. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: Kfb, k to last st, kfb. (5 sts) Rep last 2 rows five more times. (15 sts)
First Ear Hole Row 13: K3 bind off next 10 sts, k last st. Row 14: K2, cast on 10 sts, k3. (The 3 st side is the front of the hat.)
Middle Section Knit 16 rows.
Second Ear Hole Row 31: K3, bind off next 10 sts, k last st. Row 32: K2, cast on 10 sts, k3. Row 33: Knit. Row 34: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. (13 sts) Rep last 2 rows five more times. (3 sts) Bind off, leaving a 10 in (25 cm) tail.
Braided Trim Cut 3 x 36 in. (91 cm) pieces from both yarn A and B (6 strands total). Holding strands together, knot approximately 1 in. (2.5 cm) from top. Holding pairs of strands together, braid a 3-ply braid until trim measures 26 in. (66 cm). Knot, and trim tassel lengths. Stitch to the front edge of the base, using cast on and bind off tails to sew into place. Center trim to the center of the hat. You should be left with approximately 7½ in. (19 cm) ties on both sides. Weave tails into the underside of the hat and snip. Make a 1 in. (2.5 cm) pom pom from yarn A and B, and attach it to the center of the base.
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