Cap Full of Love by Ms. Mal

Cap Full of Love

by Ms. Mal
July 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (after blocking)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 270 yards (183 - 247 m)
S and M
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A soft cap with a simple and striking design, designed to fit an average size teen or adult head. Best knit up in a solid or semi-solid yarn to let the stitches shine. Meant to have a close beanie fit without being too tight. The pattern gives tutorial links for an unusual knit picot chain CO and basic brioche stitches. Originally developed as a chemo cap, it can be made to suit any wearer depending on your choice of yarn

S and M. Directions are written for S with changes for M in parentheses: S (M). S fits brow circumference from 18-20” (46-51cm) and M fits brow circumference from 21-23” (53cm-58cm). Finished size after blocking: S = 7” (18 cm) high x 7.75” (20cm) wide, M = 7.75” (20cm) high x 9.75” (25 cm) wide.

0.75 to 1 100gm skein (200 to 270 yards/190 to 250m) of light worsted/heavy DK weight yarn.
Sample shown in Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK in color 5 Pale Blue

US size 6 (4mm) circular needles (or dpns) (or size needed to attain gauge)

US size 8 (5.0mm) circular needles (or dpns) (or size needed to attain gauge)

Stitch markers

Wool or yarn needle

22 stitches x 26 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking

Please consider a contribution (yarn or services or whatever suits you) to The Magic Yarn Project, a non-profit organization that makes glorious yarn princess wigs and/or superhero caps for children undergoing chemo and whose scalps are too sensitive for traditional wigs.

I’m very grateful to my professional tech editor Madeleine Susan for her stellar, prompt, and patience assistance, as well as to my volunteer test knitters, icanhasmohair, cailleach412, and toshi who totally rock and catch all the bits and bobs we’ve missed.

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