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KNITTING PATTERNS >> Snowtracks Cap

Snowtracks Cap
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Designed by Timothy Peters
 
Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium/Large are in parentheses.
 
To Fit Head Circumference: 22" (24").
Size Small fits as a skullcap. Size Medium/Large fits as a beanie with upturned brim.
 
STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Bamboo Ewe™”:1 ball 5410 Mercury.
 
Circular Knitting Needles: 3.75 [US 5] and 4.5mm [US 7] 16" long.
Double Pointed Needles: 1 set 4.5mm [US 7].
Place marker, yarn needle.
 
GAUGE: 28 sts = 4"; 26 rounds = 4" in Rib, slightly stretched. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.
 
Special Abbreviations
2/2 LPC = Slip next 2 sts to cable needle, hold to front; p2, k2 from cable needle.
2/2 RPC = Slip next 2 sts to cable needle, hold to back; k2, p2 from cable needle.
2/2 LC = slip next 2 sts to cable needle, hold to front; k2; k2 from cn.
2/2 RC = slip next 2 sts to cable needle, hold to back; k2; k2 from cn.
Ssk = Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time to right needle; insert point of left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together from this position.
Ssp = Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time to right hand needle; pass them back to left hand needle and p2togtbl.
 
Note
Hat is worked in the round. As stitches are decreased and no longer fit on circular needle, divide them among 3 double pointed needles to complete.
 
K2, p2 Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts)
Round 1 (Right Side): * K2, p2; repeat from * around.
Repeat Round 1 for K2, p2 rib.
 
CAP
With smaller needles, cast on 100 (120) sts. Place marker for beginning of round and join, being careful not to twist sts. Work in K2, p2 rib for 1½ (3½)".
 
Next Round (Inc): [(k2, p2) twice, k1, k into front and back of st, p1, p into front and back of st, (k2, p2) twice] 5 (6) times–110 (132) sts
Next Round: Work even in rib pattern as established, purl increased sts.
 
 
Setup Cable Pattern
Change to larger needles, begin with Round 1, work
Cable pattern from chart or instructions below:
Round 1: [K2, p2, k2, p2, 2/2 LPC, 2/2 RPC, p2, k2, p2]
5 (6) times.
Round 2 and all even-numbered rounds: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Round 3: [K2, p2, k2, p4, 2/2 LC, p4, k2, p2] 5 (6) times.
Round 5: [K2, p2, (2/2 LPC, 2/2 RPC) twice, p2] 5 (6) times.
Round 7: [K2, p4, 2/2 RC, p4, 2/2 RC, p4] 5 (6) times.
Round 9: [K2, p2, (2/2 RPC, 2/2 LPC) twice, p2] 5 (6) times.
Round 11: Repeat Round 3.
Round 13: Repeat Round 5.
Round 15: Repeat Round 7.
Round 17: Repeat Round 9.
Round 19: Repeat Round 3.
Rounds 20-22: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Round 23: Repeat Round 3.
Round 25: [K2, p2, k2, p2, 2/2 RPC, 2/2 LPC, p2, k2, p2] 5 (6) times.
Rounds 26-28: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
 
Shape Crown
Round 1: [K2, (p2, k2) twice, ssp, p2tog, (k2, p2) twice] 5 (6) times–100 (120) sts.
Round 2 and even numbered rounds: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Round 3: [k2, p2tog, (k2, p2) 3 times, k2, p2tog] 5 (6) times. 90 (108) sts.
Round 5: [K2, p1, k2, p2tog, k2, p2, k2, p2tog, k2, p1] 5 (6) times–80 (96) sts.
Round 7: [K2, (p1, k2) twice, p2tog, (k2, p1) twice] 5 (6) times–75 (90) sts.
Round 9: [(K2, p1) twice, ssk, p1, k2tog, p1, k2, p1] 5 (6) times–65 (78) sts.
Round 11: [K2, p1, ssk, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k2tog, p1] 5 (6) times–55 (66) sts.
Round 13: [K2tog, p1, (k1, p1) 4 times)] 5 (6) times–50 (60) sts.
Round 15: [Ssk, k1, p1, ssk, k1, p1, ssk] 5 (6) times–35 (42) sts.
Round 16: [K2, k2tog, k1, k2tog] 5 (6) times– 25 (30) sts.
Round 17: [K2tog, k1, k2tog] 5 (6) times–15 (18) sts.
Round 18: K2tog around, k1 (0)–8 (9) sts.
 
FINISHING
Cut yarn leaving long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull tightly to secure. Weave in yarn ends.
 

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(4 Medium) STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Bamboo Ewe™” Art. T101 available in 3.5 oz (100 g); 177 yd (162 m) balls.

 

Abbreviations

K = knit; mm = millimeters; p = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); tbl = through back loop; tog = together; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

 

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