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Knit in a tightly spun traditional 5-ply Guernsey yarn, this all-weather cap is handsome on men and women alike. The eight-part decrease rounds create a flat circular top, while a firm gauge keeps the gansey-textured crown band standing at attention for pillbox styling. Or you can pull it down low over your ears like a beanie when the wind comes up!
Medium adult: Approx. 22"/56cm around. See the Knitters' Notes tab at right for more information on sizing.
1 skein Frangipani 5-Ply Guernsey (240 yds/220m) shown on him with Chart I in Color Dark Navy; shown on her with Chart II in Color Aran.
Or approx. 200 yds/183m of an equivalent 5-ply Guernsey yarn.
Or approx. 400 yds/366m of a light fingering-weight sock yarn held double. (We've tried Regia 4-ply with great success.)
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 2 (2.75mm) 16"/40cm circular and double-points, or size to obtain gauge. Note: We recommend metal needles for strength as this is a vigorous knit!
8 locking stitch markers (1 in a different color to designate beginning of round).
Darning needle to finish.
7½"/19cm diameter plate or circle of heavy cardboard for blocking.
26 sts/36 rounds = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, blocked.
26 sts/approx. 48 rounds = 4"/10cm in chart pattern, blocked.