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Duomo Cap


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Just about everyone I know has been touched by cancer (my family has been hit especially hard in the last few years), so when my local yarn shop suggested I design a versatile cap for those undergoing chemotherapy treatment and beyond, I knew I had to try my very best. Close fitting to capitalize on comfort, warmth and head coverage, this hat reminds me of the Florence Cathedral in Italy (Il Duomo). Five spines of front post double crochet radiate downward from an oculus-like opening through a background of back post double crochet to create a softly cushy fabric. Bicraftuals, rejoice: Choose between a post-stitch crocheted rib and a standard knit rib brim to finish. (Pastel Koigu version shows post-stitch rib; teal Socks That Rock version shows 1x1 knit ribbing.) **50% of sales through the end of the year will be given to the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association (, a non-profit organization in Ventura County, California that supported our family with attentive hospice care during the last month of my father's life.** Technical editing by Lindsey Stephens. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY To be successful, you will know how to make post stitches. GAUGE 11 BPdc and 7 rnds = 2" with 5.0 mm hook and heavy fingering weight yarn; 12.5 BPdc and 8 rnds = 2" with 4.0 mm hook and standard fingering weight yarn SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS This stretchy hat fits heads 22" or larger in circumference and is approx. 8.25" long SUGGESTED YARN 350 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Koigu KPPPM COLORWAY P403

Supplies Needed

  • G-6/4.0 hook for standard fingering-weight
  • 100 grams of your favorite fingering-weight yarn
  • H-8/5.0 mm hook for heavy fingering weight

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My name is Beth Graham, and I am a teacher who often designs with newer crocheters in mind. I teach crochet at Shall We Knit? in Waterloo, Ontario, and on Craftsy (affiliate link). Find my work in I Like Crochet, Crochetscene, Knit Picks' Under 100 Crochet Collection, Crochet World, Crochet! Gifts to Go, Quick & Simple Crochet for the Home, and 101 Crochet One-Skein Wonders. Learn more about me on Ravelry ( and on Facebook (