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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.

Needles:
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)

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

Sizes:
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


Comments

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

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    1. Hi! You can find the pattern on Ravelry by following this link:
      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/honey-19
      Happy knitting!

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

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

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