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Colorful Caps

Knitting
January 1991
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in using size 6 needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
444 yards (406 m)
One size fits all - brim circumference 21 in/53.5 cm - height 7 in/18cm

From Vogue Knitting American Collection

Striped crowns and textured bias brims give these wool caps a fun and lively look. Lily Chin’s inventive dot-and-dash design is shown in three brilliant colorways. The Colorful Caps first appeared in the Fall ‘91 issue of Vogue Knitting.

Materials

All versions:

  • 1 .88oz/25g balls (each approx. 74yd/67m) of Rowan/Westminster Trading Lightweight DK (wool 3) in #084 cream (B)

Version 1:

  • 2 balls in #606 dark olive (A)
  • 1 ball each in #605 green heather (C), #404 light olive (D), and #405 khaki gold (E)

Version 2:

  • 2 balls in #99 eggplant (A)
  • 1 ball each in #42 cherry (C), #46 burgundy (D), and #70 dusty rose (E)

Version 3:

  • 2 balls in #67 red rust (A)
  • 1 ball each in #115 orange (C), #403 light rust (D), and #72 gold (E)

All versions:

  • size 6 (4mm) circular needle, 16in/40cm long
  • one set of size 6 (4m) doublepointed needles (dpn)
  • stitch markers

Note:

The original colors may no longer be available. Substitutions will need to be made.