This lightweight cap in three sizes (small/medium/large), features a reversible vertical lace and cable motif, allowing it to be worn long and slouchy or with a rolled or folded brim. Delicate and airy, it will tame hair on temperate but windy days; the openwork pattern shows off the halo of a fine luxury yarn, while still providing a surprising amount of warmth. The easy to knit pattern, worked entirely in the round makes an excellent first lace or cable project and a very portable knit to keep or give as a gift.
Shown here: size medium in The Cashmere Co-op Chambery, color Natural
Yak + Silk Lace, Modern Deco Lace, Shetlandia Fingering, Jacob Fingering, Kent Lace, , Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, or any light fingering yarn with about 200 yards/ounce. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
16(18, 20) inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 20(22, 24) inches around
200(250, 300) yards
26 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (knit flat, unblocked; fabric will be relaxed)
size 4US (3.5 mm) 16- or 24-inch circular needles (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 2US (2.75 mm) 16-inch circular needle for brim (or .75 mm smaller than gauge needle)