Riley Cap Pattern


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Knitting: Riley Cap
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cable (this is explained in the pattern)
  • Working in the round

Pattern Description:

The 'Riley Cap' is a great pattern for almost any knitter! Do not be afraid of cables, they are much easier than you think and you'll be glad you tried! Three of the people who tested this pattern didn't have experience with cables and they all loved it! It is very easy to follow and understand. This hat is great for men, women and children with endless color possibilities!!

I personally love how stretchy this hat is and how versatile it is. I made one hat and it fits myself as well as my 2 and 5 year old children! I also included instructions to make a slouchy version. Infant sizing has been added!!


Using US 9 (for main portion of hat)
11 rows=2in (this one isn't as important, I use measurements for the length)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child
  • Adult
  • Varies from around 16"-20" at rest depending on needles used on ribbing


  • US 9 needles
  • US 6 needles
  • Worsted weight yarn (optional 2 colors)
  • Double Pointed Needles (or use magic loop)

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers

About Designer

About Designer

Mrscoupar on

I love to knit, crochet and sew (every now and then). I also love to cook and bake :) I started to really get into crafting again after my first son was born and can't seem to get enough!

At any time, please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions you may have! I want to help you with any issues you have.

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