Charlotte Cap by Justina McBride

Charlotte Cap

January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (US 7 needles)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 - 130 yards (101 - 119 m)
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The Charlotte Cap features an offset motif with a lace panel bordered by simple cables, which combines a touch of elegance with cozy winter comfort. This pattern is great for solid, tonal, or tweed yarns that really allow the design to pop, but it can also be fun in speckled or multi colors. Knit with worsted weight yarn, this is a great weekend or evening project. This pattern includes written directions for one size, with two finishing options: regular hat or messy bun hat. Tips for customizing the finished circumference and height are given. A chart is also included for the lace and cable motif for those that prefer this over the written instructions.

~US 6 (4.00mm) 16” circular knitting needle
~US 7 (4.50mm) 16” circular knitting needle or size needed to obtain gauge
~Set of US 7 (4.50mm) double pointed needles or long circulars if using the magic loop method or size needed to achieve gauge
~Wool of the Andes Tweed Yarn 80% Peruvian Highland Wool, 20% Donegal Tweed; 110y/92m per 50g skein; Color: Brass Heather. Sample of messy bun version shown above used 1 skein;
regular version as written uses approximately 120y/110m.
~Cable needle
~Three stitch markers
~Tapestry needle
~Your preferred blocking tools (optional)

If you knit the regular, closed hat version and want to add one of those super “in” faux fur pom poms, Hypnotic Yarns will be selling them on her website and they are amazing!!!

Gauge (unblocked): 20 stitches by 24 rounds = 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette with larger needles

Sizes: One Size (see finished dimensions below)

Finished Dimensions (unblocked and unstretched): circumference around cuff = 15in/38cm; circumference around main body = 18.5in/47cm; messy bun height = 8.25in/21cm;
regular cap height = 8.5in/22cm

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Techniques you should be familiar with: C2B, C2F, K2tog, SKP, SK2PO

Big thank you to my lovely testers: Brianne, Cheryl (Hypnotic Yarns), Emily, Heather, Lisa, and Sandy!

And to my tech editor Anna (aersknits); highly recommend her!!!