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Checker Cab Cap

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This checker pattern reminds me of the yellow taxi cabs in New York City but the natural colors of the wool bring this design into the countryside for a quick knit that is the best of all worlds. The cap provides a great canvas for learning to knit in the round with colorwork. Because the pattern is so simple, it can be memorized quickly and because you only knit two colors in a row and two stitches of each color at a time, you can concentrate on holding the yarns and getting an even tension without constantly looking at a chart. For experienced knitters, this is a relaxing project that is perfect for last minute gift knitting. 18" (46cm) circumference 9" (23cm) long GAUGE 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4"/10cm over Seed Stitch with smaller ndl SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Adult, fits heads up to 21" (54cm) in circumference SUGGESTED YARN 250 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Ross Farms Heritage Breed COLORWAY 3 Colors: Light | Medium | Dark

Recommended with this pattern

  • US size 7 (4.5mm) circular needle 16" (20cm) long and set of dpns US size 5 (3.5mm) circular needle 16" (20cm) long, or size to obtain gauge
  • Hat can also be knit with 2 circulars or 1 long circular and magic loop. Tapestry needle | 4 stitch markers

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Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
I escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research and writing. I'm the author of Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions with author June Hall, Arctic Lace, Successful Lace Knitting, Kitty Knits, Ethnic Knitting, and more. I teach workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. My latest endeavour is holding Knitting and Writing retreats in Northern Vermont as well as opening a knitting store in my local studio in my house. More info at & I live in a 140 year old New England farm house in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her husband, mother and three cats, who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items. Visit Donna's website and online store at