Kids' Crazy 8 Cable Cap by Marilynn Blacketer
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Kids' Crazy 8 Cable Cap

February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in US#8 needles: stockinette in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
75 - 140 yards (69 - 128 m)
Newborn, Infant, Child
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The Kids’ Crazy 8 Cable Cap is a companion to the Crazy 8 Cable Hat, Mitts and Cowl Set. The cap works well in a wool blend. The cables are worked with 5 stitches held to back, and 3 knit from the left. The cap is worked with rhythmic rib patterns, can be knit in a weekend or two, and makes a perfect gift or accessory. Directions are written for the Kids’ Crazy 8 Cable Cap. Sizes are determined by choice of yarn and needles. This may be considered an intermediate level pattern because knowledge of cable and stitch construction is helpful.

Finished size:
newborn: flat 7”, stretches to 14”circumference; height 7”
infant: flat 10”, stretches to18”circumference; height 8”
child: flat 12”, stretches to 20”circumference; height 10”

DK, #6 needles: 5.5 stitches = 1”;
Worsted, #8 needles: 5 stitches = 1”;
Bulky, #10 needles: 3.5 stitches = 1”;
Adjust needle size to match gauge.

Materials: Yarn: wool blend:
newborn: DK, 75 yards/1oz;
infant: Worsted weight, 90 yards /1.5oz;
child: Bulky weight, 140 yards/ 3.5oz

Photo: Kids’ Crazy 8 Cable Cap is knit in Plymouth Encore;
75%acrylic, 25%wool; color #471
Photo of three caps:
Newborn: Plymouth Encore DK; 75%acrylic, 25%wool; color #515
Infant: Plymouth Encore Worsted;75%acrylic, 25%wool; color #471
Child: Plymouth Encore Chunky;75%acrylic, 25%wool; color #959

Newborn: Size US #6, 12” circular needles,
and/or Size US#6 set of double pointed needles
Infant: Size US #8, 12” or 16” circular needles,
and/or Size US#8 set of double pointed needles
Child: Size US #10, 16” circular needles,
and Size US#10 set of double pointed needles

Notions: Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle

You can knit two newborn or two infant size caps from one skein of DK or worsted yarn, making the Kids’ Crazy 8 Cable Cap terrific for gifts or charity. One skein of Chunky will create one cozy child’s cap.

The pattern pdf will print to 3 pages, you may want to print front & back.