This soft stocking cap in nine sizes knits up quickly in sport or light DK yarn to fit just about any family member, including the wee babes. Worked entirely in simple knit/purl sts and decreases, the texture mix can easily be varied from one to another. For maximum slouch and minimum weight, choose a very softly spun yarn composed of fine fibers. For snug fit, go down one size.
Sample shown in Stone Soup DK
Suggested Yarns: Modern Deco Sport, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport, Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, Kent DK, or any soft sport or DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
14(15.5, 16.5, 18, 19.5, 21, 22.5, 23.5, 25) inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 16(17.5, 18.5, 20, 21.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5, 27) inches around
120(150, 180, 200, 230, 260, 280, 300, 330) yards
23 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (knit flat; unblocked
size 4US (3.5mm) circular needles for brim (or one size larger than body needle)
size 5US (3.75mm) circular needles for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
1 set DPNs in same size as body needle
Note: smallest sizes will require the use of DPNs throughout; 16-inch circular needles can be used for middle sizes and 24-inch circulars for sizes above 19.5 inches