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Sky Cap

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase/decrease

Pattern Description:

In Chinese mythology, the sky ladder connects heaven and earth, enabling gods and humans to travel between the two. The "ladder" may take the form of a high mountain, mythical tree, tower, rainbow, or cobweb. This sweet cap, in eight sizes (newborn, 3, 9, 18 mos, 2T, 4T, and adult S, L), coordinates with a Sky Ladder scarf, wrap, or blanket. Natural yarn colors enhance the finer details in the cable and lace textures throughout. The cap is knit completely in the round and makes good use of smaller yarn quantities.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.


24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12(13, 14, 15, 16,17, 18, 20) inches around bottom band


  • 100(110, 120, 130, 150, 175, 225, 275) yards of any springy sport/light DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge
  • Needles: size 6US (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge) size 3US (3.25 mm) 16-inch circular needle for brim (or three sizes smaller than gauge needle) cable needle same size or smaller than brim needle Smallest size hats will require the use of DPNs throughout construction.

Suggested yarn:

275 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK



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