Cast on 78 st; divide 26 on each of the three needles.
Work a simple k2; p2 (or whatever tickles your fancy) ribbing until it measured about 2 inches.
k until the piece measured approximately 5 inches (use your own discretion on this one).
round 1: k2tog the first st on each needle;k to end; rep
round 2: k
Continue round 1 and 2 until you have just 3 stitches (1 per needle) left.
cast off together and secured on the inside of the hat