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I am a twenty-something year old wife and stay at home mom who is only slightly obsessed with knitting and designing... only slightly. I love to dance poorly, eat, play with my 10 month old son and ...

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Salt Creek Cap

from Ugly Mugwump Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Salt Creek Cap
Salt Creek Cap
Salt Creek Cap
Salt Creek Cap
Salt Creek Cap
Salt Creek Cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cast on and bind off
  • knit two together

Pattern Description:

I live near the Weskeag River, a short tidal stream on the coast of Maine that the Abenaki Indians called "Wessaweskeag" meaning, "Salt Creek". Not only is the name inordinately fun to say, this 'stream' is one of the most powerful things I've ever seen in my life. Four times a day it funnels in and out of its bed under a narrow bridge that creates a roaring surge of water that could rival Niagara Falls for velocity.
I designed this cap to be a gentle, wooly tribute to that awesome spectacle. The single cable rides up the side *almost* like a swirling channel of water.
Knit in the round on large needles, this hat is a quick knit but not without a couple of small details that make both the process and the finished product interesting.

One size will fit most. The design is generously ribbed to fit a wide range of heads!
Finished measurements are approximately 17 inches around, 9 inches tall.

1 skein Quince & Co. Puffin 100% wool yarn, or similar bulky weight yarn in color desired, 112 yards / 100 grams
Size 11 (US) double pointed needles
Size 15 (US) double pointed needles
Cabling needle
Stitch marker
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Size 11 needles -
7 stitches x 7 rows in Farrow Rib = 2 inches


Size 11 needles -
7 stitches x 7 rows in Farrow Rib = 2 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size; 17 inches circumference, 9 inches tall


  • size 11 and 15 double pointed needles
  • bulky weight yarn, 112 yards
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

112 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Quince & Co.