This warm winter cap in five sizes (XS/S/M/L/XL) is worked with a single cable detail to showcase a rustic, earthy yarn. Since this piece knits up super fast on larger needles, it is good vehicle for chunky handspun or slubby yarns, special fibers, or learning to cable. Knit in a softly spun wool, cotton, or exotic fiber blend to get the right drape for the slouchy look pictured here.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Kent Worsted or Confection Worsted, Snow Leopard Trust Handspun Mongolian Camel, Lobster Pot Yarns Baby Camel, Shilasdair handspun baby camel, Natural Fantasy Baby Camel, Lotus handspun baby camel, Makalu Yarns Baby Camel 8-Ply, Jones & Vandermeer Clever Camel, Mirasol Yarn Miski, Katia Miski, or any worsted/aran weight yarn with 32 to 40 yards per ounce that knits to pattern gauge.
Finished Size: 14(16, 18, 20, 22) inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 17(19, 21, 23, 25) inches around (blocked)
Yarn requirements: 100(125, 150, 175, 200) yards
Gauge: 14 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (washed and laid flat to dry)
Needles: size 10US (6.0 mm) for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 8US (5.0 mm) for brim (or two sizes smaller than body needle)