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Approx 750 yards light weight DK yarn
Needles: one pair #5 (3 3/4 mm) DP needles (and circular needle
if desired)or size to obtain gauge

GAUGE: 6 sts = 1"

With 2 needles, cast on 48 sts. K each row in garter st. for 7".
Leave on needles. With 2 other needles, wotk another piece
exactly the same way.  Join, using 4 needles and working in the
round  (48 sts on 1st needle, 24 sts on 2nd and 3rd needle OR
work on circular needle). Place a marker at the joining and carry
marker throughout.  Work 4 1/2" in K 2, P 2 rib. Now starting at
marker, K 2, P 2, K 2, P 2, K 1, bind off 80 sts. K 1, P 2, K 2,
repeat across in established rib, turn and work back and forth
for 1 1/2". Cast on 30 sts over those bound off sts, and work in
established rib for 3". Change to stockinette st. Starting at
marker, K 6, *K 2 tog., K 30, repeat from * around. K 1 round
even. K 5, *K 2 tog., K 29, repeat from * around. K 1 round even.
Continue to dec. every other round, working 1 st. less between
decs until 24 sts. remain. Slip 12 sts onto 2 needles and
kitchener sts. tog.

This pattern was adapted from  Bernat's Handicrafter (Vol. XIII,
No. 3): WARTIME HANDKNITS. Copyright 1942, Emile Bernat & Sons
Co., Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

Esther S. Bozak
URL: http://www.cs.oswego.edu/~ebozak/knit/troop-kniting/bernat/helmet1.html