Easy knitted cap pattern


I have been knitting over the holidays. A little, some light knitting that I don’t have to think to hard about. Looks like I’ve got a red theme going…

Some house slippers…006 Easy pattern here

Going to knit another pair for a girlfriend in the hospital.

It has been cloudy and cold here, a little snow falling. So we have been watching some movies. I knitted an easy cap while watching Star Trek, (picked out by Steve) and Julie & Julia.  (for me).  This allows for a lot of knitting and spinning.

Here is the pattern (see hat above)

Easy Knitted Cap


I used approx. 200 yds of worsted wt 100% wool Galway in dark red

US 4 circular knitting needles or size to gauge(i use the magic loop method, see here)

Gauge = 17 sts and 24 rows, 4 x 4 swatch

Cast on 76 stitches, be careful not to twist when joining the circle.

Knit 2, purl 2 every row for 2 1/2 inches.

Now starting knitting all around until 7-9 inches, about to the top of your head.

Decrease using:

Mark beginning of round

row 1  knit 2, ktog, around (you should be able to have 19 decreases per row)

row 2  knit all around,

row 3 knit 1, ktog around

row 4 knit all around

row 5 ktog all around, (8 stitches left)

take the 8 remaining stitches and cut yarn leaving a long tail, draw these up with a needle, stitch through several times and cut.

Now your ready to go out and enjoy the winter

tree and snow



  1. I'm watching the same movies, oh and the new Harry Potter :-)

    I wanted to tell you that your bag reinforcing and lining technique saved me over christmas. Thank you.

  2. I saw Star Trek at the campus while waiting for my son. I couldn't see all of it because it was in the commons and apparently a club decided to have a meeting (a loud meeting) during the movie so I look forward to seeing it in the privacy of my own home.

    I love the slipper pattern but I adjust it by picking up stitches around the foot opening and knit a ribbed cuff on it because I hate having my ankles exposed.

    The hat pattern looks like a keeper. Thanks.

  3. LOVED this blog. I've sent it on to all my knitting friends- THANKS!


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