Windy City Cap Using Berroco Ultra Wool
Freshy Ahmadian Millsap designed this versatile beanie for her brother-in-law, an architect in Chicago. It had to look smart for meetings and a little hip for weekends. And it had to keep that ‘Windy City’ wind out of his ears. Check, check, and check! The dense tweed stitch pattern takes on a handsome honeycomb look when worn inside out. ‘Cuz that happens.
We’ve knit our Cap in wonderful, worsted-weight Berroco Ultra Wool. This 100% superwash wool is the whiz kid of the wool world. It has a nice 4-ply twist that’s sturdy and machine-washable without compromising a bouncy softness. No wind will whip through this woolliness!
Tweed stitch produces a firm fabric. This beanie is intended to fit closely. Choose a size that fits your head with ½-2"/1.25-5cm negative ease. The following sizes are after blocking. Hat will shorten slightly as it stretches to fit larger heads.
Small: Finished size approx. 18 ½"/47cm around x 7 ½"/19 cm long. To fit a large child/small adult, 19-20 ½"/48-52cm head.
Medium: Finished size approx. 20"/51cm around x 8"/20.5cm long. To fit a medium adult, 20 ½"/52-56cm head.
Large: Finished size approx. 21 ½"/54.5cm around x 8 ½"/21.5cm long. To fit a large adult 22-23 ½"/56-59.5cm head.
Details given for small; medium, large in parentheses ().
Approx. 155 (170, 200) yds/142 (155, 183)m worsted-weight yarn.
Shown in 1 skein Berroco Ultra Wool (219 yds/200m each): on him in Color 33113, right side out; on her in Color 33108, wrong side out.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 5 (3.75mm) 16"/40cm circular and set of 5 double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 3 (3.25mm) 16"/40cm circular needle, or two sizes smaller than gauge needle. Stitch markers: 1 ring marker and 5 locking markers.
Darning needle to finish.
Approx. 24 sts/42 rounds = 4"/10cm in tweed stitch, after blocking.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
Digital Windy City Cap pattern pdf. (Download)
Printed Windy City Cap pattern. (Requires shipping.)
COLOR: 33151 Beet Root. Deep maroon.
COLOR: 33145 Sour Cherry. Dark, heathered red.
COLOR: 33147 Stonewashed. Worn gray denim.
COLOR: 33154 Denim. New blue jeans.
COLOR: 3363 Navy. Solid navy blue.
COLOR: 33158 Rosemary. Heathered forest green.
COLOR: 33104 Driftwood. Soft brown with touches of grey.
COLOR: 3301 Cream. Soft cream.
COLOR: 33109 Fog. Murky, heathered gray.
COLOR: 33113 Black Pepper. Dark charcoal gray.