Use knitting needles size 8 and 10 (2 each)
Cast on 80 stitches on size #8 needles
K1, P1 for 1 3/4 inches.
Change to size #10 knitting needles.
ROW 1: Purl.
ROW 2: Knit 1, Purl 1 across.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until cap measures 6 inches from beginning.
1st row: *p2, p2tog* across.
2nd and all even numbered rows: *k1, p1* across.
3rd row: *p1, p2tog* across.
5th row: repeat 1st row.
7th row: repeat 3rd row.
9th row: *p2tog* across.
Break off yarn leaving 18 inch tail. Draw yarn through remaining sts. Remove needle and pull tight. Fasten off on wrong side of cap. Sew seam.
(Note: Top shaping instructions were updated 5/31/2010)