1 pair of 3.75mm needles
1 pair of 4mm needles
1 pair 3.25 mm needles
20g of DK self patterning yarn (coloured oddments may also be used, in which case allow sufficient of one colour for top and bottom rib).
Hat elastic (optional).
Band (Make 1):
Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 70 st .
Row 1: [K1,P1] repeat to end
Repeat row 1 a further 3 times (4 rows worked)
Change to 4 mm needles and work 8 rows in stocking stitch starting with a knit row.
Change to 3.25mm needles
Next row:[K1,P1] repeat to end
Repeat this row a further 3 times (4 rows worked)
Cast off in rib keeping continuity of pattern.
Join the sides together and sew in any tail ends. If required thread some elastic around the top and bottom edges.