|Pattern cover (click to enlarge)|
|Spice Road cap|
The cap is knit flat in a fan shape then bound off and folded. There is no needle-and-thread sewing. Instead, the back seams are three-needle bind offs, and the bottom brim is picked up and knit on. Short rows and slip stitching are used in the shaping, and the pattern contains tutorials for these.
Spice Road fits close to the head at the ears. Yet, there is positive ease above the ears caused by the unique brim shaping, so a high bun would fit. The cap folds up small and would be easy to take along in a pocket or handbag until needed.
Spice Road takes just under 100 grams of worsted weight wool. Knit at a gauge of 5 st/in and 7 rows/inch, the cap requires a 30 inch or longer circular needle of the size you require to get gauge. A second, 16" long circular needle two sizes smaller is required for the bind off and the lower brim, and a crochet hook is required for the slip-stitching and picking up stitches. One size fits most, and the finished diameter can be customized by the number of stitches picked up for the lower, curled, brim.
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Good knitting, and I hope you will like the cap--both knitting it and wearing it.
PS: Thanks to the test knitters!