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Quadratic Cap

Knitting
December 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
170 - 200 yards (155 - 183 m)
One size fits most adults
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This cap was first designed to be a simple but visually interesting hat for my father. Knit in the round, the hat can be worn with the ribbing folded or not. The stranded section adds extra warmth at the ears. Two 100 gram worsted weight skeins can easily make up two hats with the Main and Contrast colors reversed. The pattern’s stranded section is also a good way to use up odds and ends of skeins for the contrasting color.

One size fits most adults. The finished circumference is 19”, hat height is 10 ½” .

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in Stockinette stitch

Notions: One 16” US 6 (4mm) circular needle, One set of US 6 (4mm) double point needles, or needle size to obtain gauge, yarn needle.

Yarn: One skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca (215yds / 100g) in Lobster Mix for Main Color (MC) and one skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca (215yds / 100 g) in Redwood Mix for Contrast Color (CC)

OR approx. 200 yds. worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn in Main Color (MC) and Contrast Color (CC).