A light, warm cap will keep you cozy once the fall winds begin to howl and this playfully textured cap in five sizes (XS/S/M/L/XL) is a delicious example. Worked entirely in the round, the easy to work knit/purl panels are framed by cables along each side. The fun, unisex design works up speedily in springy sport weight yarn for a gift that will appeal to any member of the family. This project travels well and is a good choice for knitters new to cable stitch work.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Bare Naked Wools Cooper Sport, Better Breakfast Fingering yarn, or Chebris Sport, Mountain Meadow Wools Cody Sport, Roubaix Wool Co. CVM-Romeldale Millspun Yarn, Briar Rose Fibers Nate’s Yarn, Marr Haven Organic Mule Spun Sport, Morehouse Farm Merino 2-ply, O-Wool Classic 2-ply, New Zealand Yarn Company Élan Organic Merino, Henry’s Attic Gaia Organic Merino Sport, or any springy sport/heavy fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge
14(15.5, 17, 19, 22) inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 16.5(18, 19.5, 22, 25) inches around
125(150, 175, 225, 275) yards
24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat; unblocked)
size 3US (3.25 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 1US (2.25 mm) 16- inch circular needle for ribbing (or 1 mm smaller than gauge needle)