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Windy City Cap Pattern

Windy City Cap Pattern





The Design

“Smart, hip, wind-resistant.”

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 this Cap in a wonderful worsted-weight yarn—Berroco Ultra Wool. No wind will whip through its woolliness!

This two page pattern includes:

  • Color photography by the talented Jared Flood
  • Special Technique—Ribbed cable cast-on
  • Instructions for finishing and blocking your cap

See how we've used this pattern!

The Details

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 ½-22"/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.

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.

Digital Windy City Cap pattern. (Download)

Printed Windy City Cap pattern. (Requires shipping.)

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