A soft stocking cap in four sizes (XS/S/M/L) in a houndstooth textured fabric with buttoned brim. Feminine in a pastel colorway, this cap easily transitions to a menswear favorite when knit in a neutral or undyed shade. Choosing a luster wool yarn or a blend with some silk will enhance the hat’s subtle texture. This project is a relaxing knit, perfect for a beginner—or spectator knitting for the more experienced—that produces a sophisticated finished look.
Substituting yarn and/or needles will result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK or Better Breakfast DK, Sincere Sheep Luminous, Indigodragonfly Polwarth Silk, Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia, Knitted Wit Polwarth Shimmer, Woolen Rabbit Emma, Cosmic Fibers Yarn Ara Polwarth, Knit Picks Gloss DK, Posh Yarn Sylvia DK, Zitron Noblesse, Blackberry Ridge Silk Blend Sport Weight, or any soft DK/light worsted yarn that knits to pattern gaugeFinished Size: 15.5(17, 19.5, 21) inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 19.5(21, 22.5, 24) inches aroundYarn requirements: 175(200, 250, 275)
Buttons: 1 flat button that is 1 inch in diameter
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needlesNeedles: