Well, I'm not convinced I see the caterpillars in this stitch, but other people do and that's what matters! This hat knits up super fast and is very cozy. I used Michael's Charisma for this one and used well less than one skein. Any 5-weight yarn would work fine. The pattern is a multiple of 8 +6, so if you wanted to use a lighter weight yarn, just add stitches in the proper increments and you'll be fine.
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Caterpillar Chemo Cap
Size 10.5 circular needles
5-weight yarn – I used Charisma for this one – well less than 1 skein
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together as one for a decrease
Cast on 62 stitches, place marker and join in the round, taking care not to twist stitches.
Work Garter Stitch Brim:
Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2: Purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 3 more times for a total of 8 rows (or more if you want a longer brim)
Work Body of Hat:
Row 1: K4, P2, *K6, P2*; repeat from * to * across row
Row 2: K1, P2, *K6, P2*; repeat from * to * to last 3, K3
Row 3: K2, P2, *K6, P2*; repeat from * to * to last 2, K2
Row 4: K3, P2, *K6, P2*; repeat from * to * to last 1, K1
Row 5: P2, *K6, P2*; repeat from * to * to last 4, K4
Row 6: Knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 1-6 three times for a close fitting cap, four or more times for a slouchy hat.
Row 1: K2tog, knit to last 2, K2tog
Row 2: *K4, K2tog*; repeat from * to * across row
Row 3: Knit all stitches
Row 4: *K3, K2tog*; repeat from * to * across row
Row 5: Knit all stitches
Row 6: *K2, K2tog*; repeat from * to * across row
Row 7: Knit all stitches
Row 8: *K1, K2tog*; repeat from * to * across row
Cut working yarn leaving a 6-inch tail. Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure. Weave in your ends and make someone smile with the gift of a Caterpillar Chemo Cap!
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