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Lucy Neatby on craftsy.com
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the ...

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Carnival Cap

from Lucy Neatby
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Carnival Cap
Carnival Cap
Carnival Cap
Carnival Cap
Carnival Cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic knit and purl stitches
  • basic intarsia
  • adding beads
  • decreases

Pattern Description:

Easy Intarsia Knitting, worked flat with a single invisible seam

A fun-to-knit, intarsia hat with a soft facing to give a
comfortable fit and cushion the beads. This intarsia
has sculpted edges to each colour section created by
lines of decreases

See my accompanying "Provisional Crochet Cast-On" Youtube video.


To fit a 19.5 (20.5, 21.5)" head use a Stocking stitch
gauge of 8.25 (8, 7.5) sts x 12 (12, 11) rows per inch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 19.5 (20.5, 21.5)" head


  • 50 g Main (M): Ice Blue. 5g each of nine Contrasts (C): Clover Flower, Azure, Plum, Sage, Caribbean Waters, Thistle Flower, Navy, Iris, Apricot

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shelridge Ultra

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