Friday, April 20, 2012

RUFFLE BRIM CAP


Sizes:  (14-16)  (15-18)  inches

MATERIALS:
Simply Soft worsted weight (4) yarn approximately 1.25 (1.5) ounces
US size 8 (5.0 mm) 29 inch circular knitting needle 
US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle 
US size 8 (5.0 mm) double point needles
Tapestry needle
Marker

GAUGE:
9 sts = 2 inches

NOTES:
1.  Read instructions all the way through before beginning cap.
2.  Cast on and first row is worked on a longer circular because it’s easier to see if the stitches are twisted. I used a 29 inch, but you can use a 24 or even the 16 inch, but it will be much harder to tell if you have a twist.  Work a few stitches of row 1 and check one more time to be sure your stitches aren’t twisted.  Ask me why…
3.  When switching to the shorter needles don’t transfer them, just knit them off the longer needle with the shorter one.
4.  Added 5/4/12:  Some people are having trouble with the brim rolling up too much.  There are a couple things you can try to cure this.  a. cast on with a larger needle.  b. Work a round of purls between rounds 1 and 2.  

INSTRUCTIONS: 
With longer circular needle, cast on 180 (198) sts. 

Place marker, join and work in the round.

Rounds 1-2:  K. (180, 198 sts) 

Round 3:  *K1, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (120, 132 sts)

Round 4:  K.  (120, 132 sts) 

This is where I switch to working with the 16 inch needle.

Round 5:  *K1, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (80, 88 sts)

Round 6:  K.  (80, 88 sts) 

Round 7:  *K2, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 66 sts)

Round 8:  K.  (60, 66 sts) 

Round 9: *K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (30, 33 sts)

Round 10:  *P1, insert left needle under the bar between the stitch just knit and the next stitch. lift and purl that stitch.  Repeat from * around.  Be sure to do that last lift and purl.  (60, 66 sts)

Round 11-13:  K.  (60, 66 sts) 

Round 14: *K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (30, 33 sts)

Round 15:  *P1, insert left needle under the bar between the stitch just knit and the next stitch lift and purl that stitch.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 66 sts)

Knit until cap measures 5. (5.5) inches from cast on edge.

Begin crown decreases:  Switch to double points when necessary.

Dec Round 1 (larger size only):  *K 9, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (60 sts)

Dec Round 2 (larger size only):  K.  (60 sts)

Remaining instructions are for both sizes.

Dec Round 3:  *K 8, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (54 sts)

Dec Round 4:  K.  (54 sts)

Dec Round 5:  *K 7, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (48 sts)

Dec Round 6:  K.  (48 sts)

Dec Round 7:  *K 6, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (42 sts)

This is where I switch to working with the double point needles.

Dec Round 8:  K.  (42 sts)

Dec Round 9:  *K5, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (36 sts)

Dec Round 10:  *K4, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (30 sts)

Dec Round 11:  *K3, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (24 sts)

Dec Round 12:  *K2, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (18 sts)

Dec Round 13:  *K1, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (12 sts)

Dec Round 14:  *K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (6 sts)

Cut yarn, weave end through remaining 6 sts. Draw tight and weave in ends. 


Comments:
I would love to see this as a crochet project. Is that possible?
 
Sorry, not at this time.
 
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