Monday, September 03, 2012

FOLD UP CUFF CAP


FOLD UP CUFF CAP IN FOUR SIZES

SIZES:  Baby 12-14, Child 14-16, Tween 15-18, Adult 18–21 inches

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn approximately 1.25 (1.50, 1.75, 2.00) ounces
US size 10 (6 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US size 10 (6 mm) double point needles
Tapestry needle
Marker

NOTES:
  1. Read instructions through before beginning.
  2. Use size 9 (5.5) needles for the light weight worsted yarn, like Pound of Love, Simply Soft and Caron Jumbo Prints.
  3. The cap in photo was knit with Red Heart Super Saver in Heartfelt.

INSTRUCTIONS:
With 16 inch needle, cast on 48, (52, 60, 64) sts. Join and work in the round.

Place marker to designate beginning of round.

Round 1:  *K2, P2.   Repeat from * to marker.  (48, 52, 60, 64 sts)

Repeat round 1 until cap measures 3, (3.5, 4, 4.5) inches from cast on edge.

Next round:
(Baby’s only):  K to marker.  (48 sts)
(Child’s only):  K11, M1, K28, M1, K to marker.  (54 sts)
(Tween’s only):  K to marker.  (60 sts)
(Adult’s only):  K15, M1, K31, M1, K to marker.  (66 sts)

Knit every round until cap measures 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5) inches from cast on edge.

Begin decreases:  Switch to double points when necessary.

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

Dec Round 2 (Adult’s size only):  K.  (60 sts)

Dec Round 3 (Tween and Adult’s sizes only):  *K 8, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (54 sts)

Dec Round 4 (Tween and Adult’s sizes only):  K.  (54 sts)

Dec Round 5 (Child, Tween and Adult’s sizes only):  *K 7, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (48 sts)

Dec Round 6 (Child, Tween and Adult’s sizes only):  K.  (48 sts)

All sizes:

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

This is where I switch to double points.

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 end.

Weave in beginning end on the right side, so that when the cuff is turned up it doesn’t show.

Comments:
wish this was in crochet. really love the hat.
 
Wow, liked your creation.
 
hi...my name is Karen and I want to thank you for this pattern. I'm working on a charity project for next fall/winter. So far, I have completed 92 of these hats in all sizes. (In fact, I went up to a 72 st. cast on/5" cuff for a larger adult size). This is the best stash buster project EVER! Wisconsin winters are brutal and these hats will be given to shelters and churches in the neediest area of the city.
Keep knitting!
 
HI, i just have a quick question...where you have M1 written..do I take that to mean put a marker there? I'm confused a bit. I do hats for sailors and this would be an excellent easy pattern for what I do. Thanks so much.
 
M1 = make one.
 
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