Friday, June 22, 2012

SCALLOP EDGE CAP



Thank you, Virginia for testing this pattern.

SIZES:  16 (18) inches

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight (4) yarn less than 1.5 ounces
US size 9 (5.5 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US size 9 (5.5 mm) double point needles
Tapestry needle
Marker

GAUGE:  15 sts = 4 inches

NOTES:
  1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning cap.
  2. Yarn used Red Heart Fiesta Pink (discontinued color).
  3. You can use your preferred method for knitting small diameter items.  I like double points, but you may use two circulars or one long circular as well.

SPECIAL STITCH:
Drop stitch gather stitch = DSGS:  Drop the next stitch on the left needle, and unravel it all the way down including the cast on round.  This will form a column of ladders. With the right hand needle go from front to back under the ladders.  Wrap the working yarn around the needle in the back, and bring the newly formed loop to the front and top edge, gathering the ladders.  Place this new loop on the left hand needle.  Knit this loop as a regular stitch, gathering up the ladders into a scallop.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cast on 56 (64) sts with size 9 circular needle. Join and work in the round.

Place marker to designate beginning of round.

Round 1:  K.  (56, 64 sts)

Round 2:  P.  (56, 64 sts)

Round 3:  K.  (56, 64 sts)

Round 4:  P.  (56, 64 sts)

Round 5:  K4, DSGS.  *K7, DSGS.  Repeat from * around.  K3.  (56, 64 sts)

Note: There will be 7 (8) scallops.
 
Knit every round until cap measures 4 (4.5) inches from cast on edge.

Begin decreases:  Switch to double points when necessary.

Dec Round 1 (larger size only):  *K16, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (60 sts)

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

Dec Round 3 (larger size only):  *K8, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (54 sts)

Dec Round 4 (larger size only):  K. (54 sts)

Dec Round 1 (smaller size only):  *K26, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (54 sts)

Dec Round 2 (smaller size only):  K. (54 sts)


Remaining instructions are for both sizes.

Dec Round 3 (5):  *K7, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (48 sts)

Dec Round 4 (6):  K.  (48 sts)

Dec Round 5 (7):  *K6, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (42 sts)

Dec Round 6 (8):  K.  (42 sts)

Dec Round 7 (9):  *K5, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (36 sts)

Dec Round 8 (10):  *K4, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (30 sts)

Dec Round 9 (11):  *K3, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (24 sts)

Dec Round 10 (12):  *K2, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (18 sts)

Dec Round 11 (13):  *K1, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (12 sts)


Dec Round 12 (14):  *K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (6 sts)

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


Comments:
Hi there - Another Bellinghamster here- stumbled over from "Hooked on Crochet" and enjoyed looking through your blog - I'm impressed with all your patterns! Good work!

I'll bookmark your blog and be back to visit. Tina
 
Just love this pattern. Made one in a light purple for my neice. Will be making one for my granddaughter.
 
I'm struggling with the dsgs. Do you have a visual of the technique please?
 
Sorry I do not.
 
The directions say to repeat every round until cap measures 4(4.5) inches from cast on edge. That includes the round where you scallop also? The picture does not look like there is 4 inches of scalloping. Love the pattern and want to do it correctly for my granddaughter. Thank you!!
Eileen
 
The direction say to knit not repeat until the cap measures 4 (4.5) inches.
 
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