Thursday, March 15, 2012


Many thanks to Virginia in WA for testing this pattern.

12-15 inches

Worsted weight yarn approximately 1.5 ounces
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) double point needles
Cable needle or one of the above double point needles
Tapestry needle

Approximately 16 sts = 4 inches

1.  Read instructions all the way through before beginning cap.
2.  This cap matches the sleep sack here.
3.  3/17/12 Now that I have made several of these caps, I think I like the K1, P1 ribbing better.  Give it a go and decide which you like best.


C4B: Slip next 2 sts purl wise to cable needle (or double point needle) and hold to back of work, K2, K2 from cable needle.

With 16 inch needle, cast on 48 sts. Join and work in the round.

Place marker to denote beginning of round.

Rounds 1-5:  *K2, P2.  Repeat from * around.  (48 sts)

Switch to cable pattern.

Rounds 6-7: K4, P2.  Repeat from * around to marker.  (48 sts)

Round 8: *C4B, P2.  Repeat from * around to marker. (48 sts)

Rounds 9-11: K4, P2.  Repeat from * around to marker.  (48 sts)

Repeat rounds 6-11, until cap is approximately 5 inches from cast on edge.   Try to end with round 11.

Begin decreases:  Switch to double points when necessary.

Dec Round 1: *K4, P2tog.  Repeat from * to marker. (40 sts)

Dec Round 2: *K4, P1.  Repeat from * to marker. (40 sts)

Dec Round 3: *place 2 sts on cable needle as if to C4B, K2, K2tog off cable needle.  P1.  Repeat from * around to marker. (32 sts)

Dec Round 4: *K3, P1.  Repeat from * to marker. (32 sts)

Dec Round 5: *K1, K2tog, P1. Repeat from * to marker. (24 sts)

Dec Round 6: *K2tog, P1. Repeat from * to marker. (16 sts)

Dec Round 7: *K2tog.  Repeat from * to marker. (8 sts)

Cut yarn, weave end through remaining 8 sts. Draw tight and weave in end.

do you not have to cable to the front as well as the back? Thanks for the awesome pattern!
No, the cables all go the same direction.
If I wanted to make this in a bigger size should I just go up in needle size or should I try increasing the number of stitches ? I need it for a 20 inch head.
I would cast on more stitches in increments of 6. 66 might be enough stitches, I'm not sure.
Could I knit this on straight needles then sew the back of it?
Then you would have to translate the rounds into rows and it would be easier to just find a pattern that is written to be knit flat.

Or take up the challenge and buy yourself double points and work it as written.
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