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  • Ribbing
  • Textured
  • Worked In The Round

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This soft stocking cap in nine sizes knits up quickly in sport or light DK yarn to fit just about any family member, including the wee babes. Worked entirely in simple knit/purl sts and decreases, the texture mix can easily be varied from one to another. For maximum slouch and minimum weight, choose a very softly spun yarn composed of fine fibers. For snug fit, go down one size. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity. 14(15.5, 16.5, 18, 19.5, 21, 22.5, 23.5, 25) inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 16(17.5, 18.5, 20, 21.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5, 27) inches around Gauge: 23 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (knit flat; unblocked

Recommended with this pattern

  • Suggested Yarns: Spirit Trail Holda, Shilasdair Luxury DK, Posh Emily, Skein Queen Plushness, Elann Luxury Marl, Plucky Knitter Merino Angora Cashmere Sport, Lush Yarn Superlush, Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed, GGH Tajmahal, Simply Shetland Lambswool & Cashmere, Rowan RYC Cashsoft Baby DK, or any soft sport or DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge
  • Yarn requirements: 120(150, 180, 200, 230, 260, 280, 300, 330) yards
  • Needles: size 4US (3.5mm) circular needles for brim (or one size larger than body needle) size 5US (3.75mm) circular needles for body (or size to obtain correct gauge) 1 set DPNs in same size as body needle Note: smallest sizes will require the use of DPNs throughout; 16-inch circular needles can be used for middle sizes and 24-inch circulars for sizes above 19.5 inches

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