Step 1: Well You Gotta Know How to Knit
Furthermore, this Instructable is for people who know how to knit and has been knitting for some time. This project is really easy so a noob can easily do this.
Step 2: Yarn and Needles
Step 3: Casting on and Knitting
Knitting: I don't want to write the knitting jargon not only to confuse noobs but they confuse me too.
Knit one and purl one until the end of the row. That's it.
Then when you knit the other row make sure you knit the purled stitches and purl the knitted stitches.
Do this until the hat is about 5 to 6 inches long. Then remove the stitches by taking two off each end. You do this by taking two loops and knit (or purl) instead of one. So that when you are finished with that row, row X, will have 68 instead of 70 stitches.
Remove the stitches every four to five rows until the hat is about 8-9 inches complete. I wanted my hat to be a little short, like Zissou so I left it about 8 inches long.
Cast off the hat and you should have a hat that looks like a bell shape.
Step 4: Finishing the Hat.
With a yarn needle, stitch the hat together with you desired size. For me, it was a little too big so I just overlapped the layer and stitched it.
To get the pinch, push in two sides from the top of the hat and stitch them together inside.
Wear and enjoy, Zissou intern.