Cape Meares by Mer Stevens

Cape Meares

Knitting
September 2015
126 - 220 yards (115 - 201 m)
small and large
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Knit in either fingering or worsted weight yarn, this hat’s Oregon Coast inspired motif offers both the perfect introduction to colorwork… and an excuse to indulge in mini-skein madness.

FINGERING WEIGHT VERSION
YARN
For size small (large)
190 (220) yards/175 (205) meters, split as follows:
• 160 (190) yards/145 (175) meters main color, and
• 5 yards/5 meters in each of 6 contrast colors
Size large shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Whiskey Barrel (mc), Fathom (cc1), Cousteau (cc2), Antler (cc3), Big Sur (cc4), Glazed Pecan (cc5), and Antique Lace (cc6)

NEEDLES
US #3/3.25mm (or size you need to get gauge):
• 16”/40 cm circular, and
• either two circulars, one long circular for magic loop, or double points (for top of hat), and
• 16”/40 cm circular in one size larger (for stranded colorwork)

NOTIONS
Stitch marker, tapestry needle

GAUGE
After blocking
26 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximate, after blocking
Sizes: small (large)
Circumference: 18.5 (21.5)”/47 (55) cm

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate (knitting in the round, reading charts, stranded colorwork)

WORSTED WEIGHT VERSION
YARN
For size small (large)
126 (146) yards/116 (136) meters, split as follows:
• 90 (110) yards/80 (100) meters main color, and
• 6 yards/6 meters in each of 6 contrast colors
Size small shown in Knitted Wit Superwash Worsted in Naked (mc), Hyacinth (cc1), Madge (cc2), Buckle My Shoe (cc3), Emerald Sea (cc4), Golden Delicious (cc5), and Canopy (cc6)

NEEDLES
US #7/4.5mm (or size you need to get gauge):
• 16”/40 cm circular, and
• either two circulars, one long circular for magic loop, or double points (for top of hat), and
• 16”/40 cm circular in one size larger (for stranded colorwork)

NOTIONS
Stitch marker, tapestry needle

GAUGE
After blocking
20 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximate, after blocking
Sizes: small (large)
Circumference: 18.5 (21.5)”/47 (55) cm

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate (knitting in the round, reading charts, stranded colorwork)