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I'm a knitwear and embroidery pattern designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who currently lives in Chicago. My patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear ...

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McCarren Park Cap

from The Sweatshop of Love
(6) Name: 'Knitting : McCarren Park Cap
McCarren Park Cap
McCarren Park Cap
McCarren Park Cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • pick up stitches
  • dec
  • knit in the round
  • button hole

Pattern Description:

I spent August of 2010 in Brooklyn. My boyfriend was living there for work so I went to hang out. We lived in a tiny converted garage with 3 windows and mice, so I tried not to stay there too much. While he was at work I walked over to McCarren Park. I spent my afternoons watching joggers and football practices while I knit. I bench hopped, listened to other people's conversations, and designed this hat.

The yarn I used, Lion Brand Collection One Hundred Percent Superwash Merino, is an ode to my NYC stay, too. I bought it at the Lion Brand Studio and fell in love, both with the store and the yarn.

McCarren Park Cap is an over sized stocking cap with a wide textured brim. The hat is gathered to one side and secured with a two-button closure.


24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


  • 300 yards dk weight yarn
  • Size 4 knitting needles
  • stitch markers
  • size 4 double pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 buttons

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