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.
- 2 skeins Knitpicks Andean Treasure 100% baby alpaca (50 g/110 yds)
- 32” size 8 circular needle
- 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
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)
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Rounds 13-15: Repeat round 7
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Repeat round 17 until cap measures 8” from crown to base or desired length. Bind off loosely in pattern. Block gently if desired.