Learn how to knit a cap


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Description information
Version number: 1
Designer: Maja Karlsson
Translator: Carol Huebscher Rhoades
Photo: Bianca Brandon-Cox

SIZE One size: Women’s

Length: approx. 9 in / 23 cm
Circumference: approx. 21¼ in / 54 cm

YARN Alpacka Solo (100% alpaca), 183 yd/167 m / 50 g, CYCA #2 sport)
Alternate Yarn: Järbo Garn group 3 or CYCA #2 (Note that the amount needed will vary depending on the yarn choice)

YARN AMOUNT Approx. 50 g color 29120 Cherry Blossom Pink
NEEDLES U. S. sizes 2.5 and 4 / 3 and 3.5 mm: 16 in / 40 cm circulars + set of 5 dpn in U. S. size 4 / 3.5 mm
GAUGE Approx. 24 sts and 31 rounds in stockinette on larger size needles = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm. Adjust needle size to obtain gauge if necessary.


Make 1 = M1: Pick up the strand between two stitches with the left needle tip inserted from front to back and knit into back loop.

With smaller size circular, cast on 120 stitches. For a looser edge, cast on over both needle tips held together. Carefully remove extra needle and then join, being careful not to twist cast-on row.
Work around in k1, p1 ribbing for 2 in / 5 cm.

Change to larger size circular: Increase 10 stitches evenly spaced around: *K12, M1*; repeat * to * a total of 10 times = 130 stitches.
Continue around in stockinette (knit all rounds) until cap is 8 in / 20 cm long from cast-on.

NOTE Change to dpn when stitches no longer fit around circular.
Decrease Rnd 1: *K4, sl 1 knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over, k3*; repeat from * to * around = 104 sts remain.
Knit 1 rnd.
Decrease Rnd 2: *K3, sl 1 knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over, k2*; repeat from * to * around = 78 sts remain.
Knit 1 rnd.
Decrease Rnd 3: *K2, sl 1 knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over, k1*; repeat from * to * around = 52 sts remain.
Knit 1 rnd.
Decrease Rnd 4: *K1, sl 1 knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over*; repeat from * to * around = 26 sts remain.
Knit 1 rnd.
Decrease Rnd 5: *K2tog*; repeat * to * around = 13 sts remain.
Cut yarn. Draw end through remaining sts; tighten. Weave in all ends neatly on WS.

Your cap is now finished!

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Yarn alternative: Please be aware that the gauge (tension), yarn quantity and the shape of the work varies if you use another yarn (even in the same yarn group).
To avoid problems: Read entirely through the pattern before you begin. 
Gauge (tension): Always knit/crochet a gauge swatch according to the recommendations. If you get a different gauge, try with a smaller or larger needle size. If the gauge isn't correct the work may be a different shape and size.
To make it easier to follow the instructions, use a colored pencil or highlighter to mark your size.
Chart: To make it easier to follow the chart, use a ruler under the on-going row.
Tips för hand dyed yarn: Make sure you have enough yarn to complete your project. The colors may vary from time to time. To get a smooth color mix, you can alternate between two skeins: knit two rows from one and two rows from another skein.

alt=alternately, approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, BO=bind off, cc=contrasting color, cn=cable needle, CO=cast on, col=color, cont=continue, dec=decrease, dpn(s)=double-pointed needles, fl=front loop, g st=garter stitch, inc=increase, k1f&b=knit in front and back loop of same stitch, k=knit (stitch), k2tog=knit two stitches together (right-slanting decrease), kw=knitwise, LH=left hand needle, m=marker, mm=millimeters, mc=main color, p=purl (stitch), patt=pattern, pm=place marker, pw=purlwise, rep=repeat, rnd(s)=round/rounds, RH=right hand needle, RM=remove marker, RS=right side, sl=slip, sl m=slip marker, ssk=slip, slip, knit, st(s)=stitches, St st=stockinette/stocking stitch, tog=together, WS=wrong side, wyib=with yarn in back, wyif=with yarn in front, yo=yarn over

approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, ch=chain stitch, col=color, cont=continue, dc=double crochet, dec=decrease, dtr=double treble crochet, fl=front loop, hdc=half double crochet, htr=half treble crochet, inc=increase, m=marker, mc=main color, rep=repeat, rnd/rnds=round/rounds, RS=right side, sc=single crochet, sl st=slip stitch, sts=stitches, tog=together, tr=treble crochet, tr tr=triple treble crochet, WS=wrong side, yo=yarn over

The range of movement for the garments in our patterns varies depending on the garment type, shape and design. In order to find the right size, we recommend that you first measure all measurements directly on the body, according to the tables below. Then you decide the size of the garment yourself, based on how much movement you want the garment to have.

Chest (a), waist (b) and hips (c) are measured around the body. 
Children's clothing is measured in centilong (cl),which is the same as the childs length. 
Premature = Children born before the week of pregnancy 38.

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