Capriccio Hat & Mitts by Nancy Mills

Capriccio Hat & Mitts

September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
75 - 160 yards (69 - 146 m)
Small, Medium and Large
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Capriccio Hat and Fingerless Mitts are extensions of the design elements used in the Capriccio Shawl. Using stockinette stitch background, the garter stitch short row “color notes” are accentuated giving both texture and color highlights.

Each design has three coordinating sizes and is knit using DK yarn and size 4 (3.5 mm) Hat or 5 (3.75mm) Mitts needles. The large hat uses approximately 100 yards of the main color and 60 yards of the contrasting color. The large mitts use approximately 110 yards of the main color and 50 yards of the contrasting color per pair.

Yardages I used are below, but your yardage may vary slightly depending on the yarn used. I believe that the Jorstad Chelan yarn is perfect, but other DK weight yarns can certainly be substituted!

Size, Measurements, Main Color Yards, Contrast Color Yards
Small (Teen), 16” x 7“, 61, 42
Medium, 18” x 8.5”, 89, 54 (knit on slippery needles, took slightly more yarn than expected)
Large, 20“ x 8.5”, 100, 56

Mitts (pair)
Size, Measurements, Main Color Yards, Contrast Color Yards
Small (Teen), 6” x 7”, 59, 25
Medium, 7” x 8”, 78, 34
Large, 8” x 9”, 108, 49

The hat is knit in the round and there are directions for reducing the prominence of the jog at color changes.

The mitts are knit flat then partially joined with a 3-needle bind off, the gussett is worked on the same needles, then the joining is completed.

Kits from Jorstad Creek Yarns include the pattern.

ERRATA 11/17/19 (A new PDF was uploaded on 11/19/19 with corrections ao if you buy it after that date, you have the changes already included.)

The following instructions are to be followed instead of what’s in the original pattern. Changes from the original are bolded.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience you have because of this.

Design Note 1: Clarification – pick up and knit the wrap with the wrapped stitch when you come to it. Do not make an additional stitch.

Round 3: Using CC, K13, (15, 17), work SRSH, K23, (25, 27); repeat from 2 times, work SRSH, K to end or follow directions in Design Notes #3 for less obvious jog. Also review Design Note #4 for counting.

Round 19: Using CC, K28 (30, 36), work SRSH, K35, (32, 38), work SRSH, K43 (35, 56), work SRSH, K to end.

Round 25: Using CC, K13 (15, 53), work SRSH, K33, (60, 46), work SRSH, K40 (45, 0), work SRSH, K to end.

Round 31: Using CC, K63 (25, 14), work SRSH, K27, (26, 72), work SRSH, K0 (43, 0), work SRSH, K to end.

Round 37: Using CC, K - (53, 42), work SRSH, K - (43, 70), work SRSH, K to end.