Cozy Cobblestone Cap
I love browsing through knit stitch dictionaries for inspiration. I recently came across the “Garter Stitch Cobblestones” stitch and loved it. It had texture, yet was a simple pattern. It was easy to visualize knit in a hat for both men and women. And it was just different looking.
So, I started planning a hat using this stitch. I made more mistakes than usual on this one and ripped out plenty of stitches before I completed it, but I really like the look of it. It is stretchy enough to fit most adults and it is made with a worsted weight yarn. This hat will make a perfect chemo cap to wear to bed, in the warmer weather or just anytime a really heavy hat is not needed.
There is an edge stitch on either side of this pattern that will make seaming the hat very easy without breaking up the pattern. The pattern is working on a multiple of 12 plus two edge stitches, so if you would like to alter it for a different size, just keep that in mind.
The pattern is free of course, although anyone who wishes to support Delaware Head Huggers with a monetary donation is welcome to do so, of course. Our website, www.delawareheadhuggers.org has an easy donate button and all money is used to pay for shipping costs and tags for each hat. I hope many of you will make one, or two or twenty and donate them to Delaware Head Huggers or your local cancer center!
If anyone has trouble printing this pattern, you can try the copy of Scribd: Cozy Cobblestone PDF. If you highlight the text of the pattern and then paste it in a Word document, it works.
Size 7 knitting needles
Worsted weight yarn – I used stash yarn that did not have a label, so I honestly don’t know how many yards I used.
Cast on 86 stitches.
Knit garter stitch (knit every row) for 10 rows.
Begin Garter Stitch Cobblestone pattern:
Row 1 and every alternate (odd) row: Knit all stitches.
Rows 2, 10, 12, 14, 22 and 24: Purl all stitches.
Rows 4, 6 and 8: K1, *P3, K6, P3*; repeat from * to * to last stitch. K1.
Rows 16, 18 and 20: K1, *P6, K6*; repeat from * to * to last stitch. K1.
Knit Rows 1 through 24.
Repeat Rows 1 through 22.
Row 1: K1, *K5, SSK*; repeat from * to * to last stitch. K1. (74 stitches)
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl all stitches.
Row 3: K1, *K4, SSK*; repeat from * to * to last stitch. K1. (62 stitches)
Row 5: K1, *K3, SSK*; repeat from * to * to last stitch. K1. (50 stitches)
Row 7: K1, *K2, SSK*; repeat from * to * to last stitch. K1. (38 stitches)
Row 9: K1, *K1, SSK*; repeat from * to * to last stitch. K1. (26 stitches)
Row 11: K1, SSK to last stitch, K1. (14 stitches)
Cut working yarn leaving a long tail.
Draw yarn through live stitches left on your needle.
Cinch closed and sew the seam.
Weave in ends and enjoy!