Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Eyelet Brim Cotton Cap

by Candy Wheatcroft
Materials list
1 Ball TLC Cotton Plus or equivalent
Size 7 needles (36 " circular or longer for Magic Loop Method) or (16"circular & double pointed)
Yarn needle
Cast on 84 sts. Join to make rnd.
Knit with main yarn until piece measures 4 inches from beginning (unrolled).
Be creative....add stripes of different colors for interest.
*Knit 12, k2tog, repeat from * for 1 rnd.
Knit next rnd.
*Knit 11, k2tog, repeat from*
Knit next rnd.
*Knit 10, k2tog, repeat from *
Knit next rnd.
Follow this decreasing pattern and knitting the next rnd...until you get to *Knit 5, k2tog, repeat from *.
*Knit 4, k2tog, repeat from *
*Knit 3, k2tog, repeat from *
*Knit 2, k2tog, repeat from *
*Knit 1, k2tog, repeat from *
*k2tog, repeat from *.
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to weave into every stitch several times and pull tight.

With the right side facing, pick up 84 sts along the bottom edge.
Knit 1 rnd.
*Knit 4, (Eyelet Bar Increase) with your left needle pick up a bar from front to back and knit it. The bar is between the stitch on your right needle and the stitch on your left needle. Repeat from * for 1 rnd.

Knit 2 rnds.
Knit 2, eyelet bar increase, * knit 5, eyelet bar increase, repeat from * for 1 rnd, end with a knit 3.
Knit 1 rnd.
*Knit 6, eyelet bar increase, repeat from * for 1 rnd.
Knit 1 rnd.
Purl 1 rnd.
Knit 1 rnd.
Purl 1 rnd.
Cast off.
Weave in all loose ends.
Optional Alterations
Cap might be a bit small for most with hair. Cast on 90sts using size 8 needles.
Your decreasing will change to...(*Knit 13, k2tog, repeat from* for 1 rnd.). Knit the next rnd, then follow decreasing instructions above.
Can substitute a YO for a Bar increase, this will make the eyelets more pronounced.
Brim will change to...where the first bar increase starts...(*knit5, bar increase, repeat form * for 1 rnd). Wherever the next bar increases are, you must center them between the previous ones the best you can.

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© 2007 icandyarn. Candy Wheatcroft. All rights reserved.Not to be used for commercial purpose or profit without permission.


Blogger Kat said...

I think I have to make one. Oh wait, I don't have suitable yarn. Hey, can I blame you when I tell my husband "I just HAVE to get more yarn for this hat!" ROFL!!

Seriously, thanks for the great hat pattern! I see one in my future, even if I do have to buy more yarn.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

This hat is so cute. I am going to have to give this one a try.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

That is a really great summer hat pattern. Can't wait to try it.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

What a nice-looking hat! Thank you so much for creating it, and sharing your pattern. I look forward to knitting it!

10:40 PM  
Blogger mwknitter said...

Adorable hat - thanks for the pattern!

3:19 PM  

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