A soft, slouchy cap in five sizes (XS/S/M/L/XL), with bands of airy openwork that provide texture as well as a little ventilation in temperate weather. Worked completely in the round, the garter stitch brim offers a snug fit below to keep the cap in place, but gives way to softly slumping volume above for tucking up long hair; length is easily adjusted if desired.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Confection Sport, or Kent DK, Ecobutterfly Organics Pakucho Organic Cotton Sport, Peru Naturtex Partners Pakucho Organic Cotton Sport, Pierrot Yarns Organic Cotton (Chuboso), Daruma Café Baby Organic, Vreseis Ltd Fox Fibre Baby Weight, Studio June Springy Sport, indigodragonfly Octobaa, Classic Elite Yarns Allegoro, Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton, Appalachian Baby Design Organic Cotton, Katia Eco Cotton, Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Sport, or any sport yarn with approximately 80 yards/ounce
16.5(18, 19.5, 21, 22.5) inches in circumference at brim to fit heads measuring up to19.5(21, 22.5, 24, 25.5) inches around
125(150, 200, 250, 300) yards
22 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (knit flat; unblocked)
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 .75 mm smaller than gauge needle)