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Home : Patterns : Striped Cap

Free Knitting Pattern: Striped Cap

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: W80026
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Child 5-6, Child 9-10, Medium, Large
Circumference 14¾ (17, 19½, 22) inches [37.5 (43, 49.5, 56) cm]
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)

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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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•  620-107 Wool-Ease Yarn: Blue Heather
$ 4.69  
Note: (A)
•  620-098 Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather
$ 4.69  
Note: (B)
•  620-111 Wool-Ease Yarn: Navy
$ 4.69  
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
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Striped Cap

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


18 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p 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; repeat from *.
Narrow Stripe Version: *2 rows B; 2 rows C; 2 rows A; repeat from *.


With A, cast on 68 (79, 90, 101) sts.

Beg with a purl row, work 12 rows in St st. Work Stripe Sequence in St st until piece measures 6 (6½, 7, 8) inches [15 (16.5, 18, 20.5) cm] from beg, or 1½ (1¾, 2, 2½) inches [4 (4.5, 5, 6.5) cm] less than desired length, ending with a WS row.

Shape Crown

Note Continue in Stripe Sequence.

Row 1 (RS) K 1, *k 4 (5, 6, 7), k2tog; repeat from * to last st, k 1 – 57 (68, 79, 90) sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows Purl.

Row 3 K 1, *k 3 (4, 5, 6), k2tog; repeat from * to last st, k 1 – 46 (57, 68, 79) sts.

Row 5 K 1, *k 2 (3, 4, 5), k2tog; repeat from * to last st, k 1 – 35 (46, 57, 68) sts.

Row 7 K 1, *k 1 (2, 3, 4), k2tog; repeat from * to last st, k 1 – 24 (35, 46, 57) sts.

Continue in this manner, working 1 less st before each k2tog, until 13 sts remain. Cut yarn, leaving an 18 inches [45.5 cm] tail. Thread tail through remaining sts, and fasten off securely. Sew back seam. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 7 reviews)
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Striped Cap Reviewed by BARBARA TRACEY on 2011-09-20 *****
I love quick, easy knits, such a nice change from lace patterns. I made this cap in a non-striped homespun yarn and it was gorgeous. Since it was for my granddaughter I also added the flower from another LB pattern. The hat was so easy, fit well, she loves it, it is warm and washable. A win!!

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