Knitting a last minute hat that needs just a little something to be more interesting? Try some funky Icord on the top!
Co 3 sts provisionally.
Work 15 rows icord. Set aside needle. Do not break yarn.
With 3rd needle, pick up sts from provisional cast on. Work 15 rows icord. Set aside needle. Do not break yarn.
Set the 3rd needles aside stitches aside and move yarn back to first needle. Work 15 rows icord. Icord topper is now finished. When you weave in the tail, use it to tack down the icord as needed.
PS- if you want to work a pointy top like shown above, this is how it was done:
Join in the round. K3, pm, k3, pm. [2 markers placed, 6 sts]
Inc Round: *Kfb, k to m, sm** around. [2 sts inc per round.]
Rep Inc Round until 60 sts (less for smaller sizes…)
Then place m halfway between each marker (15 sts between m, 4 markers)
Inc Round:* Kfb, k to m, sm** around. [4 sts inc per round.]
Repeat Inc Round until desired number of stitches.
Hint: You can find out how many total stitches you need by multiplying the number of stitches per inch by the desired size. I.e. if I wanted a hat that was 20 inches around and was getting 4 stitches/inch: 20*4=80, so I would keep increasing until I had 80 stitches.