This cozy, unisex cap in six sizes (XXS to XL) is worked in the round from peak to brim and does double-duty as a swatch for the Champlain Pullover! The colorwork crown is a simple slip-stitch pattern, set in a field of cushy textured rib with a vintage vibe. Pick any array of light/medium/dark shades to combine and you’re off to the races—the simple stitchwork knits up quickly into a delicious accessory, great for colorwork newbies.
This pattern is both written and charted and can be transferred to your Ravelry Library upon request.
Samples shown in Kent DK; size S (dark version) in Mussel Shell, Beachglass, and Driftwood and size M (lighter version) in Tidepool, Beachglass, and Kelp
Kent DK, Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport, Chebris Sport, or any DK/heavy sport yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, elasticity, or yardage requirement.
12(14, 16, 18, 20, 22) inches in brim circumference (unstretched), to fit heads measuring up to 16(18, 20, 23, 25, 27) inches around
Yardage for XXS(XS, S, M, L, XL):
Color A (shown in Kent DK, Tidepool and Mussel Shell): 110(125, 140, 160, 180, 205) yards
Color B (shown in Kent DK, Beachglass): 20(25, 30, 30, 35, 40) yards
Color C (shown in Kent DK, Kelp and Driftwood): 20(25, 30, 30, 35, 40) yards
20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in rib pattern on gauge needle (knit flat and blocked)
21 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in color pattern on largest needle (knit flat and blocked)
size 7US(4.5 mm) circular needles and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 8US(5.0 mm) circular needles for colorwork section (or .5 mm larger than gauge needle)
size 5US(3.75 mm) circular needles for brim (or .75 mm smaller than gauge needle)