Rustic Colorwork Cap (Unisex Hat)

Project Type Hats
Yardage 250
Fiber Wool
Weight Worsted
Techniques Knitting
Author Jen Geigley
Format Project/Pattern

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In the countryside, on campus, or on the slopes, this unisex beanie is a quick knit in worsted-weight yarn with clever crown shaping and a band of graphic colorwork. Be prepared for please-knit-one-for-me requests—and it would make a great teach-your-friend-to-knit colorwork project.

Finished Size 20" (51 cm) circumference and 9" (23 cm) tall after blocking.
Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted (100% fine Highland wool; 123 yd (112 m)/1¾ oz [50 g]); Storm Cloud (MC) and Golden Meadow (CC), 1 skein each.
Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): 16" circular (cir); size 7 (4.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 21 sts and 24 rows = about 4" (10 cm) in St st using larger needle, blocked.

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Photos by Gale Zucker

JEN GEIGLEY lives and knits in Des Moines, Iowa. She is known for creating clean, modern knitwear designs that are easy to wear and fun to knit. Jen’s work has appeared in numerous knitting publications, and she has self-published knitwear patterns online since 2010, when she posted the GAP-tastic Cowl on Ravelry; it quickly became one of the most knitted projects on the site.

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