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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Introducing Layers of Love: A Cap for Men, Women & Children!

Thank you Joyce for the name Layers of Love.  This is a super quick knit using 6-weight yarn and size 13 needles.  I know that I have more patterns for women and wanted to make something that would be great for men also.  

I think this pattern works for all.  Knit in a pink for a woman, navy blue for a man, orange and green stripes for a teenager -  whatever works.  If you want to knit this for a child, just use worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles and work the pattern the same. 

The pattern is over a multiple of 2 stitches, but use a multiple of 8 if you are adjusting so that your crown decreases remain the same.  

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 The pattern may also be found on as a PDF

Layers of Love Cap


k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 48 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:

Row 1:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  purl all stitches
Rows 3, 4 & 5:  *k1, p1*; repeat from * around

Repeat Rows 1 - 5 three more times for a total of 4 repeats.  The piece will measure about 7 inches in length.  End on a Row 5.

Decrease Crown:

Row 1:  *k6, k2tog*; repeat from * around
Row 2:  *k5, k2tog*; repeat from * around
Row 3:  *k4, k2tog*; repeat from * around
Row 4:  *k3, k2tog*; repeat from * around
Row 5:  *k2, k2tog*; repeat from * around

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and enjoy.

Happy Knitting Everyone!

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  1. very nice to find your blog. one question here, are you using circular needles size 13? I am new to knitting, where you say cast on 46 st. place marker and join i am assuming that means circular needles.

    1. yes, you can't join them on straight needles.