Monday, October 15, 2012


SIZES:  Baby 12-14

Worsted weight yarn approximately 1 ounce
US size 10 (6 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US size 10 (6 mm) double point needles
Tapestry needle

  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 Caron Jumbo Prints in Baby Rainbow.
  4. This cap is worked from the wrong side.  It is turn right side out before the last 6 sts are pulled tight.

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

Place marker to designate beginning of round.

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

Repeat round 1 until cap measures 1 inch from cast on edge.

Next 3 rounds: *K5, P1.  Repeat from * around.   (48 sts)

Next 3 rounds: K2, P1.  *K5, P1.  Repeat from * around to 3 sts before marker.  K3.  (48 sts)

Repeat these 6 rounds until cap measures 5 inches from cast on edge.  

Begin decreases:  Switch to double points when necessary.

Dec Round 1:  *K6, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (42 sts)

This is where I switch to double points.

Dec Round 2:  *K5, K2tog.   Repeat from * around.  (36 sts)

Dec Round 3:  *K4, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (30 sts)

Dec Round 4:  *K3, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (24 sts)

Dec Round 7:  *K2, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (18 sts)

Dec Round 8:  *K1, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (12 sts)

Dec Round 9:  *K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (6 sts)

Cut yarn, weave end through remaining 6 sts. Before you draw tight and weave in end turn right side out.

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