This is a project that started this summer when I wanted to make my SIL a cute knit hat for their due-soon baby. I made hers, which turned out adorable, and of course Pixie wanted one. So I sized up the pattern and made a matching one for her in the same cotton ease yarn. Well then Fairy wanted one too. So I upped the pattern another size and tested it with a different yarn… the self striping yarn worked beautifully. I just love the way it looks on top. So now I want one… see how this goes. LOL. I have to finish Bug’s first though… just cast on this morning in a dark green/gray yarn he chose.
Here is our Twirl and Tie Cap (tie optional) for Babies to Adults. Happy Fall Knitting!
Gauge: 11 stitches in stockenette = 2 inches
Size 8 DPNs
1 Skein Worsted Weight Yarn (you might need a little more for the L and XL)
Shown in Lion Brand Cotton Ease and Lion Brand Amazing
sizes: Baby (S, M, L, XL)
Cast on 72sts (84, 96, 108, 120)
Join in Round, careful not to twist
Rib Edge: Work in K2 P1 rib stitch for 6 (6, 6, 9, 9)rows.
Body – Every Row: (SSK, K2, YO, K2) Repeat to end… work in this twirl pattern until the cap measures 4.5 (5, 6.25, 7.25, 8) inches from edge.
Row 1: (SSK, K2, YO, K2T) Repeat to end. You will have 60 (70, 80, 90, 100) stitches remaining.
Row 2: (SSK, K2, YO, K1) Repeat to end.
Row 3: (SSK, K2T, YO, K1) Repeat to end. You will have 48 (56, 64, 72, 80) stitches remaining.
Row 4: (SSK, K1, YO, K1) Repeat to end.
Row 5: (SSK, K2) Repeat to end. You will have 36 (42, 48, 54, 60) stitches remaining.
Row 6: (SSK, KI) Repeat to end. You will have 24 (28, 32, 36, 40) stitches remaining.
Row 7: (SSK) Repeat to end. You will have 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) stitches remaining.
Row 8: (SSK) Repeat to end. You will have 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) stitches remaining.
Optional Tie: You can either cut you yarn now and pull through your last 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts for a finished cap or you can K around for 20 (20, 24, 24, 28) rows to create the cute tie top. After the 20 (20, 24, 24, 28) K rows, cut the yarn , pull through the 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts and then tie the cord into a knot.
SSK – Slip, Slip, Knit the two stitches you just slipped together.
YO – Yarn Over
K2T – Knit two together.
Pixie is modeling a size small with optional tie in Lion Brand Cotton Ease. Fairy is modeling a size medium (btw – med fits me) in Lion Brand Amazing. Add it to your Ravelry queue!