Casquecade by Jolie Elder


July 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in 1×1 ribbing
US 7 - 4.5 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
adult — about 10.5 inches long by about 17 inches circumference
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Hat is worked top-down to the desired depth. Because the cables are reversible, simply turn up the cast-off edge to create a brim.

This is a competent novice ribbles and versa ribs project.
Techniques you already know:

  • 1×1 ribbing; knit 1, purl 1
  • cables
  • working in the round
  • Kitchener grafting (optional)

Techniques you may be learning:

  • center-out reversible cast-on
  • Y-increase
  • ribbles

The project lends itself to ad finitum knitting — work until you run out of yarn. Great for scrap-busting or using limited quantities of handspun or hand-dyed yarns. Hat uses under 200 yards worsted-weight, making it a one-skein project. Pattern also shows a version in dk-weight. Pattern is essentially gauge-less, since you simply increase until the hat fits the desired head, then work until it is long enough.

Video support for Y-increase and center-out reversible cast-on are on the designer’s blog and YouTube channel.

This e-booklet file is half-sheet formatted with all the pages in normal order including the blank inside covers. If you have a smaller tablet or you read off your smart phone, you shouldn’t have to zoom as much. You can also print this size if you print on 5.5 x 8 inch paper — i.e. half-sheet. If you’d like a center-fold booklet, use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and choose the “booklet” option when you print to regular 8.5 x 11 paper.