By Charlene Schurch
Caps are amazing knitting projects--small and transportable, supplying simply the right combination of problem and straightforwardness. From the elemental watch cap to fanciful multicoloured and textured creations, knitters should be enticed by means of the fascinating variety of fashion and approach: double-, triple-, and quadruple-thicknesses for heat and climate resistance; hats with earflaps, decorative cuffs, and jester's tassles; or even embellishes to hold from the Christmas tree.
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Additional resources for Hats On! 31 Warm and Winsome Caps for Knitters
Pickup Row (RS): Work L panel as set, PM, turn work 90 degrees, then pick up and knit 60 (64, 66, 68, 68, 72, 72, 74, 84, 88, 88, 104, 112, 124, 132, 144), evenly spaced, along edge of collar (approximately 1 stitch in every row), PM, then work R panel. com Increase Row (RS): work panel, slip marker, (k2, m1) to marker, work panel. [124 (130, 133, 136, 136, 146, 146, 149, 170, 176, 180, 204, 216, 234, 246, 264) sts] Setup row (WS): work panel, slip marker, p1, m1p, PM, p25 (26, 26, 26, 26, 28, 28, 29, 35, 35, 34, 43, 45, 49, 51, 55) sts, PM, p38 (42, 45, 48 ,48, 50, 50, 51, 54, 60, 62, 68, 76, 86, 94, 104) sts, PM, p25 (26, 26, 26, 26, 28, 28, 29, 35, 35, 34, 43, 45, 49, 51, 55) sts, PM, m1p, p1, slip marker, work panel.
Adult L: Work rounds 13-24 of chart B once, work rounds 1-24 once, then work rounds 1-12 once more. This is a total of 24 (40, 36, 36, 48) rounds. decreases: switch to dpns when necessary. Baby: [p1, work chart C] around Toddler: [p1, k1, p1, work chart C] around Child and Adult S/M): [p1, work chart E] around Adult L: [p1, k1, p1, work chart E] around Work to end of round 15 (15, 23, 23, 23) of chart C (C, E, E, E). [10 (20, 8, 10, 20) sts] Next Round: ssk around [5 (10, 4, 5, 10) sts] Break yarn, thread tail through remaining sts and pull tight to close top of hat.
First WS row: k4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8), purl to last 3 sts, k3 garter & lace panel: once established, the garter & lace panels continue as set throughout collar, yoke, and body. ‘Work panel’ means continue working the garter & lace panel as established. right side of collar: Using the R panel chart for your size, work a total of 30 (32, 34, 34, 34, 36, 36, 38, 42, 44, 44, 52, 56, 62, 66, 72) rows of chart, ending with a WS row. Place sts on hold and break yarn. left side of collar: Unpick provisional cast on and place sts back on needles.