Wintering cap by Elmira Cancelada

Wintering cap

May 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
37 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
273 - 328 yards (250 - 300 m)
SM (56 cm), MD (57 cm), LG (58 cm)
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Wintering cap is inspired by the folk textiles of the Russian North, especially by the Komi knitting tradition.

The pattern seems to be complex, but it is delightfully easy to knit. The cap is unisex with a deep, “hugging” fit.

The cap is constructed without a customary ribbing. It has an inner fold for warmth and styling.

The project will make a one-of-a-kind practical gift. Also, it is a great occasion to bust your yarn stash, because the
instructions include the yarn substitution guidelines.

Total yarn needed: 50-80g of different colors in fingering (light weight) yarn.

The charts are given for SM, MD, LG sizes with 2 crown styles.

21.5 -22.5cm (8 ½ -8 ¾ in.) rim to top,
56 – 58.5cm (22 -23 ¼ in.) inner circumference for SM, MD, LG

bottom up,
6 repeats of a symmetric pattern
with optional inner fold for styling and

Skills needed:
• circular stranded knitting,
• decreases (left- and right- leaning),
• catching floats,
• Judy’s Magic Cast on (optional)

Instructional booklet includes:
• charts for SM, MD, LG sizes,
• 2 crown styles,
• 2-,3-,4- color schemes,
• 2-color method of Judy’s Magic Cast On with illustrations
• suggestions for yarn choices,
• tutorial on colors.

Estimated time to complete
40 +/- 5 hours for intermediate skill level.

If you are curious about Komi knitting tradition…
I wrote several articles in my blog