Beat Surrender peaked cap by Becky Skuse

Beat Surrender peaked cap

October 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in st st on 5mm needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
208 yards (190 m)
Adjustable. To fit up to 60cm head circumference.
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Peaked cap in aran yarn, constructed of one hat body and two peak pieces. The peak is stiffened with card or plastic, and all pieces seamed together. Separate sets of instructions are provided for either knitting the hat body in the round, or knitting it flat and seamed.

2 x 50g balls of recommended yarn
Pair of 5mm straight needles or 5mm circular needle or set of 5mm dpns
7 stitch markers
Card (or plasticard from model shops) for stiffening peak

There is no stitch diagram or chart, but there is a template for cutting out the peak.

The designer Becky Skuse is hairybec on Ravelry.

Updated November 2015:
Pdf pattern now available for knitting this baker boy hat with peak, to fit 54-60cm head circumference.
A4 pattern includes a template for adding a plastic or cardboard insert to the peak to make it firm.

Designed for confident beginners, this pattern uses simple increasing and decreasing techniques in stocking/stockinette stitch. Pattern includes instructions for working the hat in the round or in rows, plus a page of Abbreviations.

Pattern has been adapted so you can choose to make the hat in one of two tweed aran-weight yarns: Rowan Silky Tweed (the orange hat, 19 sts x 25 rows) or Rowan Felted Tweed (the red hat, 16 sts x 23 rows).

To make this hat, you will also need:
• Rowan Silky Tweed (1 skein) or Rowan Felted Tweed (2 balls or 3 balls for making two hats)
• A pair of 5mm needles (for working the hat in rows) OR a 5mm circular needle and a set of 5mm double-pointed needles (for working the hat in rounds).
• 9 stitch markers, one in a different colour.
• Piece of cardboard or thin plastic, 12x22cm.