Tuesday, March 24, 2009

FO and Pattern: Hourglass Cap

I have a few projects that I've finished but can't post because I'm going to try and get them published :) I do, however, have one project that I designed and knit up that I'm going to share with you all. It's a simply cabled hat that I call an Hourglass Cap. It's knit in one skein of bulky yarn and takes about an evening to make, so it's a perfect stash-buster or last-minute gift. It's simple to knit and looks quite attractive, I think, with a soft, cabled bulky merino wool that makes it ideal to keep you warm on blustery days.

Hourglass Cap

by Rachel McKinney

Size: One size (fairly stretchy)


Knitpicks Swish Bulky [100% superwash merino wool; 137 yds per 100 g hank; 1 hank "Marlin"]

Size 11 needles (long circular needle for Magic Loop, two circulars, or double-pointed needles)

Cable needle

Tapestry needle


3.5 sts = 1 in. in reverse st st


Hourglass Cable


CO 64 sts using Long Tail CO.
Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist.


(K,p) around, for 8 rnds.

Body of hat:

Start pattern on Row 12.

Repeat 16 stitch pattern four times around hat (64 stitches around).

End after row 34.

Top decreases:

(P2tog, p2) around.
(P2tog, p1) around.
(P2tog) around.
(P2tog) around.
Pull yarn through 8 rem. sts.

Weave in ends.

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