Dive into knitting with this classic sailor's cap!
A "Killick" is another name for the rank of Leading Seaman in many Commonwealth navies. It is also derived from the Old German word for "anchor"the perfect description for this sailor-style cap. As a beginner project, it will be an "anchor" for many knitting skills to come.
Whether you are just starting out, or simply looking for something quick-and-easy, this watchman's cap, which uses raglan-style decreases to create the shaping, will soon be a "go-to" toque pattern in your arsenal. Get creative with stripe placements and yarn to make it uniquely yours!
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
FORMAT: Adobe PDF File
SIZES: Three super-stretchy sizes: Toddler, Youth, and Adult. Instructions for adjusting crown heights is also given.
TUTORIALS: Photo and written tutorial are included for the "Super-Stretchy Cast-On". A full glossary is included.
SKILLS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS PATTERN: Knit, purl, making a gauge swatch in Stockinette Stitch.
PATTERN REQUIREMENTS: For a striped hat, 1-2 50g/1.76 oz aran-weight balls of Colour A and 1 ball of Colour B. For solid hat, 1-2 50g/1.76 oz balls of Colour A only. I recommend "Knit Picks Wool of the Andes".
Also, 4.5 mm/US 7 double-pointed needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; yarn needle; ruler or measuring tape.
20 sts and 30 rws = 4"/10 cm over Stockinette Stitch
183 yards of Worsted weight
I have been "crafting" ever since I was little, with plenty of help from two very artistic grandmothers and a mom who taught me to sew at the age of nine. I haven't looked back, and now I sew, knit, (and design in both mediums), crochet (although it's not my favourite), scrapbook, paint, and cook! (Cooking can be a craft, right?)