McCarren Park Cap

from The Sweatshop of Love

McCarren Park Cap Pattern


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Knitting: McCarren Park Cap
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

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

About Designer

About Designer

AllysonD on

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 magazines, and by Lion Brand Yarns. I self publish patterns and blog at The Sweatshop of Love and run Holla Knits and Red Letter Day Stitches.

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