Skip to main content

Honey Cap : the Pattern.

You need:
150 m (160 yards) DK weight yarn, such as Garnstudio Drops Cotton Merino (120 m or 131 yards per 50g)
Photographed in the color #15 Mustard.

For ribbing: size 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles, 40 cm (16”) long
For the pattern: size 4.0 mm (US 6) circular needles, 40 cm (16”) long + DPNs in the same size.
Also one extra DPN in the same size to use as a cable needle (CN)

22 stitches and 30 rows = 10 cm (2”) in stockinette stitch with 4.0 mm needles

To comfortably fit average adult head sizes (50-60 cm or 20-24”). Length from bottom to top 21 cm (8 ⅟4 “)

The hat is knitted circularly from the bottom up.

Ribbed brim:
Cast on 112 stitches on the smaller needles (3.5mm) using the long-tail CO method. Join in round placing a marker to indicate the beginning of the round (BOR). Be careful not to twist the stitches.

Ribbing round: *k 1 tbl, p 1* to the end of the round.
Continue as established until the brim measures 3 cm (about 1 ⅕”) from the cast-on edge.
Next round: Change to the bigger needles (4.0mm) and purl all the stitches until end of the round.

Charted section:
Setup round 1: *k 1, m 1, k 8, m 1, k 1, p 1, k 4, p 1, k 3, m 1, k 3, p 1, k 4, p 1*; repeat *-* 3 more times. (12 sts increased, 124 sts now on the needles.)
Setup round 2: *k 12, p 1, k 4, p 1, k 7, p 1, k 4, p 1* 4 times

Begin the charted section. Work rounds 1-4 of the chart a total of 10 times. Note that the pattern repeats 4 times every round. If you want a longer cap (a slouchier version) you can work these rounds 3-4 more times.

Repeat rounds 1-2 of the chart one more time. The work should now measure 15 cm (6 inches) from the cast-on edge.

EDIT: I've added a written pattern of the charted section, you can find it here!

Shaping the crown:
Follow the chart for crown shaping (rounds 5-23). Pattern repeats 4 times every round. Change to magic loop method or DPNs when necessary. At the end of the chart you should have 24 sts on the needles.
Round 24: k until the end of the round
Round 25: k2tog until end of the round (12 sts left)

Cut the yarn and thread it through the remaining live stitches using a tapestry needle. Pull the yarn to snugly close the gap and weave it neatly to the inside of the hat. Weave in all the other remaining yarn tails as well.

Knitting abbreviations used in the instructions

DPN = Double pointed needle(s)
CN = Cable needle
k = knit
p = purl
k tbl = knit stitch through back loop
m 1 = make 1 (increasing one stitch)
st(s) = stitch(es)
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together (decreasing one st)
ssk = slip, slip, knit slipped sts together (decreasing one st)
s = slip a stitch
s2kp2 = slip two stitches together, knit one, pass two slipped stitches over


  1. Wow! What a beautiful pattern! Thanks for sharing. Is it on Ravelry as well? If it is, I'm queueing instantly.

    1. Hi! You can find the pattern on Ravelry by following this link:
      Happy knitting!

  2. I like a lot, it's beautiful.
    Could well be a Jared Flood design.
    Thanks for the pattern

    1. You're welcome and I'm so happy to hear you like it! :)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Salut Chéri! Beret Pattern.

Here is the pattern for the berets I've knitted. The name for the beret is from the t-shirt I was wearing when I took the project photos of the first beret for Ravelry. I thought the name suited the beret, since it's quite classical take on the hat that has become the icon of everything French. Happy knitting!

Cloud Mittens - the Pattern part 1.

This is so long overdue, but I have now finally managed to write down the pattern for the Cloud mittens. Here it is, my Christmas present to all you guys! Enjoy!
(Here is the link to the pattern on Ravelry)

You need: 125 m or 135 yards of DK weight yarn (blue sample knit with Novita Wool, 100% wool, 135 m/ 50g) 125 m or 135 yards of sport weight yarn for the lining (blue sample: Garnstudio Drops Baby Alpaca Silk, 70% alpaca, 30% silk, 167 m/ 50 g) 
Needles: a set of 2.5 mm (US 1 1/2) DPNs or circular needles if you prefer Magic Loop method like me
Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 5 cm (2 inches)

To fit an average woman hand
Intermediate knitting skills required

Theo's New Knitwear.

All of Theo's hats became suddenly too small for him. And also too hot now that spring has arrived. I had been eyeing the Kyushu hat pattern by Kuroki Knitting for a while and decided to knit it now that I had the chance. I love knitting baby hats because they are really fast to knit but at the same time as versatile as grown-up hats. This hat had a really unique eyelet sic sac pattern which was fun to knit. 
Theo was diagnosed with allergy to eggs, that's why his cheeks are looking so bad at the moment. But now we know and can eliminate all things containing eggs from his diet!
This was my first time knitting with Sandnes Garn Mini Alpaca, but certainly not the last one. Unlike many other alpaca yarns it was not at all itchy which is important for baby knits. The light blue color is also really cute in my opinion. 

I have also finished the bunny yoke pullover I started knitting during the Easter holidays. The pattern is Sweet William by Ann Kingstone and it is one of the cute…