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Friday, August 10, 2012

Carolyn Rose Cap 2.0 - In the Round

I've been missing Carolyn a lot lately.............wishing I could talk to her.  I just had to knit one of these hats as my second hat this week.  I am certain that she is the push behind all my hat ideas............

Since many people have asked for how to knit this cap in the round, I figured I would work it that way and then post the directions.  It took a little adapting, but came out fine.  The original pattern, knit flat is still available here

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The pattern may also be found on as a PDF
Carolyn Rose Cap

You will need:

5 weight yarn and size 10.5 needles.


k1b:  knit one stitch in the row below the one you are currently knitting

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 55 stitches, place marker and join, taking care to not twist your stitches.

Work in K3, P2 ribbing for 1 - 2 inches, depending on your taste.

Row 1:  *k3, p2*; repeat around

Repeat Row 1 as many times as needed

Rose Stitch Pattern:

Row 1:  *p1, k1*; repeat around  (for the first repeat ONLY,  end with a k2tog, instead of k1)
Row 2:  *k1b, k1*; repeat around
Row 3:  *k1, p1*; repeat around
Row 4:  *k1, k1b*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until the piece measures 7.5 to 8 inches, again, depending on your taste.

Decrease Crown:

Row 1:  *k4, k2tog*; repeat across
Row 2:  *k3, k2tog*; repeat across
Row 3:  *k2, k2tog*; repeat across
Row 4:  *k1, k2tog*; repeat across


Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the stitches remaining on your needles and cinch tightly.  Secure and weave in ends.  After making this hat, if you're not donating it to someone, please do something for someone else to honor Carolyn's memory.

 Happy Knitting!

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  1. I love your patterns. I do not belong to Facebook for personal reasons but I sure do like your blog!

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like the patterns! :)