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Seaman's Cap
Seaman's Cap

To fit head sizes: Small(Medium,Large), 19-20(21-22,23-24)”
Directions are for smallest size with larger sizes in brackets. If there is only one figure, it applies to all sizes.

Finished measurements:
Circumference 18(19.25,20.5)”
Length with folded cuff 7.5(8,8.25)”

Materials:
1 skein any knitting worsted weight yarn (3.5oz/100gm approx. = 220 yards/200 metres)
Four 4mm double-pointed needles and four 4.5mm double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
marker, darning needle

Gauge:
20 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10 cm over stockinette st with 4.5mm needles

Terms:
dpn(s) - double-pointed needle(s)
k - knit
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together
p - purl
pm - place marker
rnd(s) - round(s)
st(s) - stitch(es)

Instructions:
With smaller needles, cast on 90(96,102) sts distributing evenly over 3 needles, pm and join.

Rnd 1: *K1, p2, repeat from * to end of rnd.
Repeat this round 19 more times.
Next round: K.
Repeat Rnd 1 7 more times.
Change to larger needles and k until cap from beginning measures 7.5".

Seaman's CapCrown:
Rnd 1: *K13(14,15), k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 84(90,96) sts
Rnd 2 and every even-numbered round, k.
Rnd 3: *K12(13,14), k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 78(84,90) sts
Rnd 5: *K11(12,13), k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 72(78,84) sts
Rnd 7: *K10(11,12), k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 66(72,78) sts
Rnd 9: *K9(10,11), k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 60(66,72) sts
Rnd 11: *K8(9,10), k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 54(60,66) sts
Rnd 13: *K7(8,9), k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 48(54,60) sts

Medium(Large), Rnd 15: *K7(8), k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 48(54) sts
Large, Rnd 17: *K7, k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 48 sts

All sizes, Rnd 1: *K6, k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 42 sts
Rnd 2: *K5, k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 36 sts
Rnd 3: *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 30 sts
Rnd 4: *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 24 sts
Rnd 5: *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 18 sts
Rnd 6: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 12 sts
Rnd 7: *K2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd. 6 sts

Cut yarn and draw through last 6 sts, fasten off. Fold up cuff.

Copyright © 1999 Brenda Zuk
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