Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Limerick Moss Cap Free Pattern ©

© Crafty Andy 2008 For personal Use Only, not for Resale If you like to use the pattern just give me credit, lol!. You may make as many as you like for charity and for gifts! This pattern is mainly for men, but may be used as a woman's cap. Avaliable as PDF Download at Ravelry!
It is a moss stitch variation,
what a clever combination,
even in the band
Easy on your hand
No need for vacillation!
Limerick Moss Cap! Crafty Andy 2008©

Materials: 1 Skein of Malabrigo Kettle Dyed Pure Merino Wool, 216 yards or 200 meters.

Needle Size : Size Size 8 US = 5 mm Straight Needles , 2 pairs of Size 8 Circulars 16 inch cable each or DPN as well.
Darning Needle
Gauge for me 12 rows = 3 inches & 30 Stitches = 5 inches
Provisionally Cast on of 23 stitches or multiples of 2 stitches plus 1, on straight size 8 US needles.
Main Pattern
Row 1 & 3 (RS) Knit
Row 2 P1, *K1, P1; rep from * to end
Row 4 K1, *P1, K1; rep from * to end
Continue Rows 1 – 4 for about 20 to 21 inches, then remove provisional cast on. Using the Kitchener’s Stitch assemble the band without twisting it, you now have a circular band. You may choose to weave the ends or allow them to be inside the fold that will be created. Fold band in half (wrong sides Together) and pick up 117 stitches through both edges dividing the work equally on two or more needles. Whatever side you Pick the stitches out of is the Right side. Remember that you may have more or less stitches depending on your gauge or hat size.
Continue Pattern until Cap measures 5 to 6 inches from bottom. Before you decrease choose what you want the crown to look like? Is it 5, 6, 7, 8 partitions with decreases? You need to prepare your hat. I had 117 stitches so I increased 3 to a total of 120 then I decreased accordingly.
Crown decrease for 10 partitions
Row 1
Knit 10, K2 Tog all around
Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12,14,16,18 and all even rows Knit all stitches
Row 3 Knit 9, K2 Tog all around Row 5 Knit 8, K2 Tog all around
Row 7 Knit 7, K2 Tog all around Row 9 Knit 6, K2 Tog all around
Row 11 Knit 5, K2 Tog all around Row 13 Knit 4, K2 Tog all around
Row 15 Knit 3, K2 Tog all around Row 16 Knit 2, K2 Tog all around
Row 17 Knit 1, K2 Tog all around
After Row 18 is done make sure you have even numbers of stitches on each needle and join with Kitchener’s Stitch, weave in the ends. You are done knitting! You can now block your hat! Protected under United Federation of Planets © and the Gods of Kobol.

Please let me know of any errors!

1 comment:

Deneen said...

Nice hat-looks great on!

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