Elfin Cap

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Elfin Cap

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Between the widow's peak brim and the adorable chin ties, the Elfin Cap knit in Bernat Baby is tons of fun!

Sizes

3 mos
to fit
6/12 mos
to fit
18/24 mos
to fit
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The materials for this project cost $33.96

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Size:

  • 3 mos
  • 6/12 mos
  • 18/24 mos

to fit

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Baby | Antique White, 35008Edit Color
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Size 2/2.75mm
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Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

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Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

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Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

pat = pattern

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

3 mos to fit
6/12 mos to fit
18/24 mos to fit

MATERIALS

Baby (50 g/1.75 oz;175 m/191 yds)
Sizes3 mos6/12 mos18/24 mos 
Change Color Here
Antique White (35008)
111
Sizes 2.5 mm (U.S. 2) and 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) circular knitting needles 16" [40.5 cm] long. Set of four size 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Stitch marker.

GAUGE

28 sts and 36 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for eachsize are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

With smaller circular needle, cast on 115 (121-131) sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: Purl.
2nd rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 3 times more.

Change to larger circular needle and proceed in pat as follows:
1st rnd: K1. M1. K17 (18-19). Sl1. K2tog. psso. [K17 (18-20). M1. K1. M1.K17 (18-20). Sl1. K2tog. psso] twice. K17 (18-19). M1. K1
Note: First "Sl1. K2tog. psso" creates first Earflap, second "Sl1. K2tog.psso" creates forehead 'peak' and third "Sl1. K2tog. psso" creates 2nd Ear flap.
2nd rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 7 (8-9) times more.

Shape crown: 1st rnd: K18 (19-20). Sl1. K2tog. psso. [K35 (37-41). Sl1. K2tog. psso] twice. K18 (19-20). 109 (115-125) sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: K17 (18-19). Sl1. K2tog. psso. [K33 (35-39). Sl1. K2tog. psso]twice. Knit to end of rnd. 103 (109-119) sts.
5th rnd: K16 (17-18). Sl1. K2tog. psso. [K31 (33-37). Sl1. K2tog. psso]twice. Knit to end of rnd. 97 (103-113) sts.
Cont as established, dec 6 sts every alt rnd until there are 7 (13-11) sts,changing to double-pointed needles when appropriate. Break yarn,leaving a long end. Thread end tightly through rem sts and fastensecurely.

Ties
With RS facing and pair of double-pointed needles, pick up and knit5 sts at edge of Earap. Work in garter st (knit every row) until tiemeasures 7 (8-8)" [18 (20.5-20.5) cm]. Cast off.
Rep for other side.