Slip-Stitch Cap by Thea Colman

Slip-Stitch Cap

September 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Color Pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
150 yards (137 m)
Preemie, Newborn, 6 months, 12 months, Child/Women’s Small, Women’s Medium/Men’s Small)
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Let the Merry Making begin!

The game here is a bit of slip stitchery, where you never knit with more than one color of yarn per round, yet you end up with a cacophony of color. How exuberant you get with your colors is up to you, but as you can see, we feel that this hat is a canvas for your most unfettered color experiments. Of course, using Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s Studio Chunky means that the color is supersaturated and rich.

With a pattern written in six sizes, this is a hat for all generations, from grandbaby to grandmama.

To adjust hat depth, work more or fewer ribbing and/or Color Pattern rnds, making sure to end with Rnd 4 of Color Pattern. Each 4-rnd repeat of Color Pattern adds 1/2” to the length of the hat. The hat is intended to have a snug fit on the head, just covering the ears.
If using a different needle size or an alternate yarn, the ribbed brim should be worked on a needle one size smaller than the size used for the Color Pattern to ensure a nice snug fit around the brim. A larger needle is needed for the Colorwork Pattern.

Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Chunky\ 4 oz (113 g) skeins, each 125 yds (114 m), 100% superwash merino], 1 skein in each of 2 colors.

— Size US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) long
— Size US 10 (6 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) long and double-pointed needles (set of 4 or 5), or size to achieve gauge
— Stitch marker
— 3.25” (85 mm) pompom maker

Knitted Measurements
— Circumference: 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22)“ [30.5 (35.5, 40.5, 45.5, 51, 56) cm]
— Length: 5.25 (6.25, 7.25, 7.75, 8.5, 8.5)” [13.5 (16, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5, 21.5) cm]

Preemie (newborn, 6 months, 12 months, child/women’s small, women’s medium/ men’s small)

— 16 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) over Color Pattern, using larger needle