Saturday, February 10, 2007

Top-Down Timothy Cap Pattern

Excitement! Today I caught a post from a woman asking for submissions of short patterns for her knitting guild's newsletter. I sent in my pattern for the Top-Down Timothy Cap and she said they're going to publish it! I know it's not nearly the big deal of other people getting their patterns published in Knitty, etc, but this will be my very first pattern published anywhere, so I'm just tickled.

Here's the pattern itself, just in case anyone would like to try their hand at it. The usual caveats apply: Feel free to print out the pattern for your personal use, but don't make these hats to sell or otherwise profit off the pattern. If anyone does make one of these, please let me know -- I'd love to see it!

Top-Down Timothy Cap

By Linda Ciano











Size: One size fits most adults

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch in K2P3 ribbing, slightly stretched

Note: This cap is worked with yarn held doubled throughout in the “magic loop” method of using one long circular needle to make a circular item with a smaller circumference than that of the needle itself. A useful tutorial for this method is available at http://www.purlwise.com/2003/12/the_handy_magic.html.

Materials:

  • 2 skeins Knitpicks Andean Treasure 100% baby alpaca (50 g/110 yds)
  • 32” size 8 circular needle

Abbreviations:

  • KFB = knit into the front and the back of the same stitch
  • PFB = purl into the front and the back of the same stitch
  • PFKB = purl into the front and knit into the back of the same stitch
  • KFPB = knit into the front and purl into the back of the same stitch

Pattern:

With yarn doubled, cast on 8 stitches using figure-8 cast on. Place marker at beginning of round.

Round 1: [K1, P1] to end of round (8 stitches)

Round 2: [K1, PFB] to end of round (12 stitches)

Round 3: [KFB, P2] to end of round (16 stitches)

Round 4: [K2, P1, PFB] to end of round (20 stitches)

Round 5: [K2, PFB, P2] to end of round (24 stitches)

Round 6: [K2, P1, PFKB, KFPB, P1] to end of round (32 stitches)

Round 7: [K2, P2] to end of round

Round 8: [K2, P1, PFB] to end of round (40 stitches)

Round 9: [K2, P3] to end of round

Round 10: [K2, PFB, P2] to end of round (48 stitches)

Round 11: [K2, P4] to end of round

Round 12: [K2, P1, PFKB, KFPB, P1] to end of round (64 stitches)

Rounds 13-15: Repeat round 7

Round 16: [K2, P1, PFB] to end of round (80 stitches)

Round 17: [K2, P3] to end of round

Repeat round 17 until cap measures 8” from crown to base or desired length. Bind off loosely in pattern. Block gently if desired.


5 comments:

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for having a bit about Kava at the top of your blog!!! I'd checked Kava out about a month ago an was really interested in it but somehow lost the website location in my rather large favorites section. Am thrilled to see it on your blog since I couldn't remember the name of the group. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Oh, like that cap too. YOur bubble curtain on the Mason Dixon KAL is great! Was thinking about doing one myself.

Debbie
www.gottaknit.typepad.com

Procrastiknitter said...

thanks for the pattern! What a great hat! ((HUGS))

mzmom1 said...

Thanks so much for posting this. I have been looking and looking for a top down ribbed hat!

Ms. Becca said...

Just wondering if I should make this hat bigger for my hubby. I've gotten to the point where I should just K2P3 and think I should add an extra few stitches? His head is 23" circumference.

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