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Thinking Cap Using Shibui Cima

Thinking Cap Using Shibui Cima







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The Design

"Who’d’ve thought?"

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!

We knit this version in Shibui’s exceptional Cima. The way it’s plied looks like little pearls, which makes us love this delicate lace-weight texture all the more. Alpaca and merino are twisted tightly together, creating a supple yarn with a lovely glow and smoothly delicate drape. Kit’s knit three Thinking Caps in this fiber!

The Details

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

2 skeins Shibui Cima (328 yds/299m each): 1 skein main color (MC) Color 2035, Fog; plus 1 skein contrast color (CC) Color 2001, Abyss, for welt (used only 15 yds/14m). If making a solid color cap, you'll need 2 skeins of the main color.
Or approx. 365 yds/334m of lace-weight yarn (includes approx. 15 yds/14m for welt).
Plus 5 yds/m smooth fingering-weight waste yarn for provisional cast-on.

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.

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

Digital Thinking Cap pattern. (Download)

Printed Thinking Cap pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 2035 Fog. Warm grey.

COLOR: 2001 Abyss. Deep dark black.

COLOR: 13 Caffeine. Warm pale clay.

COLOR: 11 Tar. Dark steel-grey.

COLOR: 2039 Imperial. Purple with a touch of fuchsia pink.

COLOR: 2034 Blueprint. Electric blue.

COLOR: 2038 Cove. True teal.

COLOR: 2027 Pool. Electric teal, more emerald than blue.

COLOR: 2041 Pollen. A greeny goldenrod.

COLOR: 2037 Tango. Bright crimson.