This lightweight cap in three sizes (small/medium/large), features a reversible vertical lace and cable motif, allowing it to be worn long and slouchy or with a rolled or folded brim. Delicate and airy, it will tame hair on temperate but windy days; the openwork pattern shows off the halo of a fine luxury yarn, while still providing a surprising amount of warmth. The easy to knit pattern, worked entirely in the round makes an excellent first lace or cable project and a very portable knit to keep or give as a gift.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity. Suggested Yarns:
The Cashmere Co-op Chambery or Mink Lace, Bare Naked Wools Chebris Lace, Red Barn Yarn Mink, Still River Mill Yakaboo, Kaalund Yarns Mink, Color City Norka, Windy Valley Musk Ox Pure Qiviuk or Qiviuk Luxury Blend, Taiga Yarns Winter’s Tale, monika design Super Yak, Sunshine Yarns Silk Cashmere 2ply, Buffalo Wool Company Tracks or Sexy, sweetgeorgia CashSilk Lace, Natural Fantasy Superyak Melange, or any light fingering yarn with about 200 yards/ounce Finished Size: 16(18, 20) inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 20(22, 24) inches aroundYarn Requirements: 200(250, 300) yards Gauge: 26 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (knit flat, unblocked; fabric will be relaxed)Needles: size 4US (3.5 mm) 16- or 24-inch circular needles (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 2US (2.75 mm) 16-inch circular needle for brim (or .75 mm smaller than gauge needle)