In Chinese mythology, the sky ladder connects heaven and earth, enabling gods and humans to travel between the two. The “ladder” may take the form of a high mountain, mythical tree, tower, rainbow, or cobweb. This sweet cap, in eight sizes (newborn, 3, 9, 18 mos, 2T, 4T, and adult S, L), coordinates with a Sky Ladder scarf, wrap, or blanket. Natural yarn colors enhance the finer details in the cable and lace textures throughout. The cap is knit completely in the round and makes good use of smaller yarn quantities. To learn more about the design process of Sky Cap, read the blog.
Shown here in Stone Soup DK, color Pumice
Matching Motif: Sky Ladder
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Confection Sport, Targhee Tango Sport, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport, Chebris Sport, Shetlandia Sport, Better Breakfast DK, Kent DK, or any springy sport/light DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
12(13, 14, 15, 16,17, 18, 20) inches around bottom band
100(110, 120, 130, 150, 175, 225, 275) yards
24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles
size 6US (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 3US (3.25 mm) 16-inch circular needle for brim (or three sizes smaller than gauge needle)
cable needle same size or smaller than brim needle
Smallest size hats will require the use of DPNs throughout construction.