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Free Knitting Pattern: Striped Caps

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 60430
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 3-6 mos, Child 5-6, Adult Medium, Large
Finished Circumference 16 (17˝, 21˝, 24) in. [40.5 (44.5, 55, 61) cm] unstretched. Cap will stretch to fit a variety of sizes.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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Color (A)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-195: Wool-Ease Yarn: Azalea Pink
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Color (B)

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Color (C)

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey Black
Mustard Eggplant Gold Avocado Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Pumpkin
White/Multi Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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•  620-195 Wool-Ease Yarn: Azalea Pink
$ 4.69  
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Note: (A)
•  620-188 Wool-Ease Yarn: Paprika
$ 4.69  
Note: (B)
•  620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry
$ 4.69  
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Striped Caps

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (knit on RS, purl on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch



Wide Stripe Version
10 rows B
10 rows C
10 rows A

Narrow Stripe Version
2 rows B
2 rows C
2 rows A

With A, cast on 72 (78, 96, 108) sts. Beginning with a knit row, work in St st for 12 rows.
Continue in St st, working in Wide or Narrow Stripe Sequence, until piece measures 6 (6˝, 7, 8) in. [15 (16.5, 18, 20.5) cm] from beginning, end with a WS row.

Shape Crown
Row 1:
*K4 (4, 6, 7), k2tog (decrease made); rep from * – 60 (65, 84, 96) sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: *K3 (3, 5, 6), k2tog; rep from * – 48 (52, 72, 84) sts.
Row 5: *K2 (2, 4, 5), k2tog; rep from * – 36 (39, 60, 72) sts.
Row 7: *K1 (1, 3, 4), k2tog; rep from * – 24 (26, 48, 60) sts.
Continue in this manner, working 1 st less between decreases, until 12 (13, 12, 12) sts remain. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts, and pull tightly to secure.

Sew seam. Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Striped Caps Reviewed by VPAYMENT E X on 2010-12-01 *****
I am a beginner knitter and found this pattern so cute, quick and easy. I was knitting it for my newborn so I just decreased the original amout of stitches to 52 and followed the pattern, it turned out great.

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