This handsome stocking cap in five sizes (XS/S/M/L/XL) lends just the right finishing touch to any outfit, from urban bike commuter to maxi skirt and suede boots. The mainstay of its cozy, grandpa texture is a classic thermal rib stitch, defined by ribbed cables at each side. The reversible fabric can be rolled up at the brim for a snug fit or worn flat for a slouchy look. Either way, this good looking cap forms a nice cozy cocoon around the head and ears.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may produce an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup, Better Breakfast DK, Confection, or Kent DK, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Mountain Meadow Wools Jackson, Briar Rose Fibers Wistful or Charity, Spirit Trail Holda, Elsa Wool Company Woolen-Spun Worsted Weight Cormo, Beaverslide McTaggart Tweeds & Heathers, or any springy DK/light worsted yarn that knits to pattern gauge
13(15, 17, 19, 21) inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 18(20, 22, 24, 26) inches around
100(125, 175, 225, 275) yards
19 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (unblocked)
size 7US (4.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 4US (3.5 mm) for brim (or three sizes smaller than gauge needle)