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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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Carousel Cap

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

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • basic lace knitting
  • basic beading

Pattern Description:

A fun-to-knit, comfortable-to-wear hat, worked in
the round with a facing to give a comfortable fit. For
extra excitement, beading and contrast stripes are
given as options. Minimal finishing is required.


To fit a 19.5 (20.5, 21.5)" head use a Stocking stitch gauge of 8.5 (8, 7.75) sts x 12 (12, 11) rows per inch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult


  • 50 g - Main (M) plus 6 m/yds of a contrast colour for stripes. The first 10 rounds of facing may also be worked in contrast to avoid any possibility of running short of Main.
  • 2.5 mm circular needles or dpns

You Will Also Need:

  • Beads are optional, but add a certain sparkle! 54 beads are required - either matching, mixed, or 27 each of two colours, to compliment your main or stripe yarn.

Suggested yarn:

150 meters of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shelridge Ultra