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Thinking Cap - Brooklyn Tweed Vale Version

Thinking Cap - Brooklyn Tweed Vale Version

"Thoughtfully woolly."

Inspired by a ready-to-wear Italian cashmere cap, we engineered our hand-knit version to be sleek and utterly seamless. The super-fine fabric is doubled at the cuff with a tiny joining welt for extra warmth. And that cool welt could be popped with a fun, contrast color. Okay, the needles are tiny and the details a little fussy, but it’s worth it—we think!

As soon as Brooklyn Tweed’s Vale arrived, Kit cast on another version of our thoughtful cap. Light and lofty, Vale lends a bounce and elasticity to the fabric without compromising any warm, woolly, next-to-the-skin softness. With its clear stitch definition and a glorious color palette—spanning moody jewel tones and sophisticated, muted neutrals—our Thinking Cap becomes a truly handsome topper!

Pick up the pattern and your yarn below. You’ll need one skein of Brooklyn Tweed Vale for a solid color hat; if you’d like that contrasting welt, you’ll need a second skein in a fun pop. Or look through your stash at home, you might have just what you need!

FINISHED SIZE
Approx. 19"/48cm around x 10"/25 cm long; fits 20-23"/51-58cm head.

YARN
1 skein Brooklyn Tweed Vale (450yds/411m each); solid version shown in Color Nocturne.
Or approx. 365 yds/334m of lace-weight yarn.
Plus 5 yds/m smooth fingering-weight waste yarn for provisional cast-on.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 1 (2.25mm) 16"/40cm circular and 5 double-point needles, or size to get gauge.
US 0 (2mm) 16"/40cm circular needle or one size smaller than gauge needle.
US C/2 (2.75cm) crochet hook and 1 locking marker for provisional cast-on.
4 very fine stitch markers (one in a contrast color) to mark decreases without creating gaps (knotted loops of fine yarn work nicely).
Darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
36 sts/52 rounds = 4"/10cm, after wet blocking and steam pressing.

Digital Thinking Cap pattern. (Download)

Printed Thinking Cap pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: Sashiko. Indigo.

COLOR: Nocturne. A cool, dark grey.

COLOR: Heron. A cool, medium grey.

COLOR: Norway. Light, silvery blue-grey.

COLOR: Thaw. Palest, silver grey.

COLOR: Hammock. Bright ivory.

COLOR: Klimt. Golden honey.

COLOR: Parchment. Pale, flaxen yellow.

COLOR: Vernal. Muted grey-green.

COLOR: Morel. Pale mushroom brown.

COLOR: Arabesque. Dusty, pinky lavender.

COLOR: Barberry. A warm, antiqued rose.

COLOR: Vintner. Dark, rich cherries.

COLOR: Cobbler. Dark plummy purple.

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