puffin / winesap 133
One 16” circular needle in size US 13 / 9 mm
One set of double-pointed needles in size US 13 / 9 mm
Kelpie Cap was inspired by Elizabeth Zimmermann’s
Maltese Hat (A Horde of Hats, available from
Schoolhouse Press at schoolhousepress.com). In my
version, the bottom garter-stitch section is shorter in
length and lies flatter. As in the original, the garter stitch
section is shaped with short rows. And--good
news!---there’s no wrapping or other fancy tricks. Just
knit the given number of stitches, turn your knitting
around so the other side is facing, and knit back to
Hat begins on a circular needle but is worked
back and forth in rows for the garter-stitch section. The
crown is worked in the rnd.
Long Tail Cast On is essential for the cast on in this
pattern. It creates a bumpy edge that mimics a purl
long-tail cast on, short rows, increasing, decreasing, working in the round.
Work Rows 1-16 of short-row shaping.
Next row: (WS) Knit across all sts.
Next row inc row: (RS) K2, m1 k4, m1, k3, m1 4 times, k4, m1, k2—46 sts.