Mushroom Cap by Jacqueline Fee

Mushroom Cap

January 1983
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
250 yards (229 m)
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Knit in the round, in a simple two-color pattern. From the Mushroom Cap and Mittens set; see Mushroom Mittens for matching mitten pattern.

Pattern Description from The Sweater Workshop: “The Mushroom Cap is so named because when it stands on its ribbing, the shape is like a puffball mushroom. Simply changing from k2,p2 rib to stockinette stitch causes the cap to develop as from a stem. The stretchy k2, p2 fits snugly for warmth, yet ‘gives’ to fit most any head.

Note: If you’re not into mushrooms and a snug-fitting ‘stem’ of k2, p2 then 4” of ribbing may of course, be reduced to just one 1”, or changed to k1, p1, or completely eliminated, to allow the cap edge to roll.

You may use any yarn, and cap size is adjustable by changing the size of the needles. For the cap, you may gently toss gauge to the wind.

The cap is blank, waiting for your design ideas.“

Needle Sizes According to Yarn Weight & Cap Size:
Hat Size: (Small, Medium, Large)
Fine yarn use needle size: (#3, #4, #5)
Medium yarn use needle size: (#5, #6, #7)
Heavy yarn use needle size: (#8, #10, #10.5)

This pattern may be found on page 223 of The Sweater Workshop.