Skip Navigation

Click for Lion Brand Yarn Home Page
Our Yarns
The LB Collection
Martha Stewart Crafts
Lion's Pride Woolspun
Vanna's Collection
Our Yarns
Yarn by Weight
  • free patterns
  • special sales
  • new items
  • 15% off coupon
    US orders only
    view past newsletters   Click to view newsletters and subscription choice
Lion Brand
     Yarn Studio
     Retail Store, New York, NY
Lion Brand
     Yarn Shop
     Retail Store, Colonie, NY
Lion Brand Outlet
     Retail Store, Carlstadt, NJ
Find a Store
post code:
more options   Click for more store-locator options
Home : Patterns : Simple Knitted Cap

Free Knitting Pattern: Simple Knitted Cap

Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern #: kjif-cap
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
Most current review /
Write a review

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Child 9-10, Small, Medium
Finished cap measures 7 (7˝, 8) inches long and 17 (19˝, 22˝) inches around
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.


  Add to Notes and Favs
     Send to a friend
  Pattern Help
Image of Simple Knitted Cap
  For Text-to-Speech Browsers
No Images
Brailler Input Format - Duxbury and others
Tweet this

    Pin It

Pin It


Color (A)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 450-112: Jiffy Yarn: Red (discontinued)
Click here for larger swatch
Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Jiffy (Article #450). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids (except 151 Dusty Grey): 3 oz./85g; 135 yd/123m balls
Multi (plus 151 Dusty Grey): 2.5 oz./70g; 115 yd/103m balls

You can also buy materials separately
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
•  450-112 Jiffy Yarn: Red (discontinued)
$ 0.00  
Discontinued, sorry!
Click for yarn substitutions
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Size 10.5 (6.5 mm)-16-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge
Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) double-pointed needles
Size 10 (6.00 mm)-16-inch circular needles

Simple Knitted Cap

Lion Brand® Jiffy®


13 sts + 19 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k every round) with larger needles. 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

With smaller circular needles, cast on 56 (64, 72) sts. Place marker and join in a round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Work 10 rows of K2, P2 Rib. Change to larger circular needles. Work even in St st until cap measures 4 (4˝, 5) inches from beginning.

Crown shaping

Note Change to double-pointed needles when necessary.

Rnd 1 *K 6, k2tog; rep from * around – 49 (56, 63) sts.
Rnd 2
and all even rnds Knit.
Rnd 3 *
K 5, k2tog; rep from * around – 42 (48, 54) sts
Rnd 5
*K 4, k2tog; rep from * around – 35 (40, 45) sts.
Rnd 7
*K 3, k2tog; rep from * around – 28 (32, 36) sts.
Rnd 9
*K 2, k2tog; rep from * around – 21 (24, 27) sts.
Rnd 11
*K 1, k2tog; rep from * around – 14 (16, 18) sts.
Rnd 13
*K2tog; rep from * around – 7 (8, 9) sts.
Rnd 14
Leaving a 6 inches tail, cut yarn. Thread tail onto tapestry needle and back through remaining 7 (8, 9) sts beginning with the first stitch from Row 14. Pull tightly to close opening and weave in end.

Cut a piece of cardboard 2˝" x 3 inches. Wrap the yarn around the 2˝" width 100 times. Cut yarn, leaving an 18 inches end. Slide pompom off cardboard carefully and wrap end around middle, securing it lightly. Clip through loops on both ends. Sew pompom to top of hat.

Click for explanation and illustration
k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together  

  Learn to Knit instructions:

Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
Have you made this pattern?
Write your own review Send us a photo
Very good hat for circular needles for beginner Reviewed by Ana M. Perez on 2012-02-12 *****
This pattern was the first pattern I used to use circular needles and double-pointed needles. I casted 66 stiches on the double-pointed first then switched to Denise interchangeable circular needles. The second time I casted very loosely. It was very tight to work with but as the ribbing rows were completed it got easier. I used Stitch & Bitch Knitting book for help on starting this project. I ended up with a very beautiful hat for my daughter. I learned that knitting in the round gives you stockinette stitch. This was a very straight forward pattern and simple for a beginner like me. I skipped the pom pom. Knitting a second one with 100% wool worsted yarn.

When you are in New York City, visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street for a one-of-a-kind yarn lover's experience. For more information, visit the website,
separator separator
Bookmark This!  separator
Sign up for our Newsletter  
separator Share This!  separator About Us separator Contact Us separator
  Font Size:   
Click to view page with standard font Click to view page with larger font Click to view page with largest font