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I have been knitting for a long time (since I was about 7!) and crocheting even longer -- lots of crafting, generally, as long as I can remember. For the past 15 years or so, my focus has been on ...

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Shower Cap

from myriadlane
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Shower Cap
Shower Cap
Shower Cap
Shower Cap
Shower Cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knit in the round
  • decrease

Pattern Description:

Every time I get a baby shower invite, I immediately start having visions of fabulous mini-aran sweaters in shades of green and blue, and fair isle dresses in shades of yellow and pink. Generally these daydreams last several weeks, until I find myself scrambling the night before the shower trying to finish a hat or bib. This cap is the perfect last minute baby shower solution -- an easy pattern knit in chunky yarn! Bigger size hats are the perfect bonus for a soon-to-be sibling or an expectant mama or papa. We've also included a bonus cowl pattern.


16 stitches = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Hat Sizes: Preemie [Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large ]. Finished circumference: 10"/25 cm [12.5"/32 cm, 15"/38 cm, 17.5"/44 cm, 20"/51 cm, 22.5"/57 cm] unstretched. Measured after blocking.
  • Cowl Sizes: Adult Small [Adult Large]. Finished circumference: 22"/56 cm [40"/102 cm] unstretched. Measured after blocking.


  • Yarn - 35 [50, 65, 80, 95, 110] yards/32 [46, 60, 74, 88, 102] meters aran-weight yarn.
  • Needles - US #10/6 mm (or size to get gauge) for working in the round (either double points, or two circulars, or one long circular for magic loop; Child and Adult sizes may use a 16"/60 cm circular and double points for the crown).

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle.

Suggested yarn:

35 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky (100% superwash merino wool; 165 yards/151 meters per 4 ounce/ 115 gram skein).


Shown in Amber Trinket.