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Colorwork Cap Pattern

Colorwork Cap Pattern





The Design

“Fair Isle fun in six colorwork charts.”

A delicious taste of stranded colorwork, this cute cap is fun and engaging, and still simple enough for first time stranders! We’ve created a four-color motif, which—as is traditional—uses only two colors per row. Then, we came up with three different color palettes and six different charts (two charts for each palette). And then threw in one more ‘plain’ chart, so that you can make up your own colorway!

This Colorwork Cap shines in a finer DK-weight, warm and woolly yarn with a great color palette. So we picked perennial favorite Rowan Felted Tweed!

This 4-page pattern includes:

  • Six colored charts showing the colorways we put together
  • A plain chart for choosing your own colorway
  • Tips on color dominance and choosing colors for stranded colorwork
  • Special Techniques—Swatching in the Round
  • Instructions for seaming, blocking, and finishing your piece

See how we've used this pattern!

The Details

Approx. 20"/51cm around x 10"/25.5cm tall, after blocking.

4 skeins Rowan Felted Tweed (191 yds/175m each): 1 skein each in Colors A, B, C, D.
Note: This is enough for at least three hats! Or approx. 110 yds/100m in Color A and 30 yds/27m each in Colors B, C and D in an equivalent DK-weight yarn, per hat.

Shell colorway (page 4 of pattern) uses colors 177, 212, 173, and 153.
Sea colorway (page 1 of pattern) uses colors 190, 216, 207, and 211.
Heather colorway (page 1 and 2 of pattern) uses colors 161, 154, 205, and 151.

US 5 (3.75mm) 16"/40cm circular needle and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge in plain stockinette stitch.
US 6 (4mm) 16"/40cm circular needle, or one size large than plain stockinette gauge needle, or size to obtain gauge in colorwork.
US 3 (3.25mm) 16"/40cm circular needle for ribbing, or two sizes smaller than plain stockinette gauge needle.
4 stitch markers plus 1 locking marker in a different color for beginning of round. Darning needle to finish.

Approx. 24 sts/28 rounds = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch in the round and in colorwork in the round, after blocking.

Errata & Clarifications

Digital Colorwork Cap pattern (Download).

Printed Colorwork Cap pattern.

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