Wharfie Cap by Amber Platzer Corcoran

Wharfie Cap

February 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 rib
US 9 - 5.5 mm
100 - 200 yards (91 - 183 m)
one size
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Pattern has two options--spinning your own marled bulky handspun, or knitting the cap with two strands of sport weight yarn held together.

The classic marled watch cap looks great on everyone. Fold up the brim to keep those ears warm while working or playing outdoors on cold windy days, or wear it pulled down for a little more neck protection. This no-nonsense cap is all about function, but not to worry--when you wear it you’ll be lookin’ darn good.

Handspun version: See below for commercial yarn version. The Wharfie handspun cap pattern is perfect for a quick and rewarding spin-to-knit project. It will have you spinning your very own chunky 2-ply yarn to make a warm, woolly cap. This handspun is easy for beginner spinners, who shouldn’t be too concerned with a little bit of variation in their yarn thickness. A touch of thick and thin to your handspun will add to the character of this easy to knit classic ribbed hat and gives this unisex hat a rustic charm.

To make this hat from commercial yarn you will hold two strands (two colors) of sport weight yarn together. This will give the marled look of a handspun “barberpole” yarn.

Handspun version:
2.5 ounces each of two colors of Corriedale wool (sample shown in main color (MC): Natural Light Gray and contrast color (CC): Lagoon)
Commercial yarn version:
100 yds each of two colors of a wooly sport weight yarn (a good option is Cascade Sport in colors (MC): Blue Velvet and (CC): Silver Grey

Handspun version:
spinning wheel or drop spindle
wraps per inch tool or flat yardstick/ruler
Both versions:
size US 9 (5mm) 16” circulars
size US 9 (5mm) double pointed needles (DPNs)
tapestry needle
stitch marker

13 sts & 20 rows = 4” in 1x1 rib stitch

Finished Size:
18.5” in circumference & 10” from brim to crown