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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Cap Karma Hat

I designed this Cap Karma Hat for the Cap Karma chemo hat project, where a bunch of people knit or crochet chemo hats to donate to local Bay Area hospitals. I made this an easy designs since V thinks I tend to choose patterns that aren't so easy. I can do this hat blindfolded, just like the Asherton Hat. I tried to get Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch, great movie!) to model the hat since you guys are probably sick of seeing Pooh bear, but he turned out to be not such a good hat model. He sits still very well, however (as you can see from the photo below) the hat covers his entire face! Poor Stitch, doesn't he look like he's being tortured or something? This cream colored hat has K1P1 ribbing and was knit a smidgen smaller than the pattern version for a snug fit (ladies xs size). The pattern hat is designed as a Ladies Small size.

You can see a picture of my second wine colored Cap Karma Hat here: This one actually follows the pattern using K2P2 ribbing.

Stitches used in this hat include:
Knit-One Purl-One Ribbing, BW1 pg 39
Knit-Two Purl-Two Ribbing, BW1 pg 39
Shadow Cable, BW1 pg 273
Stockinette Stitch, BW1 pg 10

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Cap Karma Hat pattern:
Cap Karma Hat Pattern from (no registration required, just click on link & save file)
Brooklyn Tweed has tweaked the decrease so that the cables continue up to the top, you'll find the instructions for this here: It certainly shows how lazy I was when I originally designed this hat, lol. His version really does look better and you can see numerous examples of it from other people who have knit this hat, on Ravelry.


5 stitch(es):

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful hat. Scroll through you pictures I am very inspired to warm everyone I loves head =P. Thanks for bloggin' your hats!

Anonymous said...

what was your gauge for this hat? I downloaded the "no need to register" version of the hat...

Danielle said...

Gorgeous hat!! I cant wait to try to make it. I am a beginning knitter. On the part where you tell what stitches were used in the pattern, you refer to page numbers. What book are you referring to ???
Thank you!

smariek said...

It's all explained in my Pattern Bibliography page when you click on the "Stitches Used" link (where it says "Stitches used in this hat include..." It shows up as a link in my web browser. Does it not show up properly in your browser? I'm using Mozilla Firefox.

David Shearn said...

Everything is very open and very clear explanation of issues. Your website is very useful. Thanks for sharing.