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Killick Cap


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  • Ribbing
  • Seamless
  • Worked In The Round

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A Sailor's or Watchman's Cap by any other name... A “Killick” is another name for the rank of Leading Seaman in many Commonwealth navies. It is also derived from the Old German word for “anchor”—the perfect description for this sailor-style cap. As an advanced beginner project, it will be an “anchor” for many knitting skills to come. Whether you are just starting out, or simply looking for something quick-and-easy, this watchman’s cap, which uses raglan-style decreases to create the shaping, will soon be a “go-to” toque pattern in your arsenal. Get creative with stripe placements and yarn to make it uniquely yours! SKILL LEVEL: Easy FORMAT: Adobe PDF File SIZES: Three super-stretchy sizes: Toddler/Child, Youth, and Adult. Instructions for adjusting crown heights is also given. TUTORIALS: Photo and written tutorial are included for the "Super-Stretchy Cast-On". A full glossary is included. SKILLS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS PATTERN: Knit, purl, making a gauge swatch in Stockinette Stitch. PATTERN REQUIREMENTS: STRIPED HAT: 1 (1*, 2 ) 50 g/1.76 oz (101 m/110 yds) balls Colour A, 1 (1, 1) ball Colour B, worsted-weight yarn (Brown Hat: Knit Picks’ Wool of the Andes in Amber Heather and Rooibos; Green Hat: Knit Picks’ Swish Worsted in Jade and Turmeric; Yellow Hat: Patons Classic Wool Worsted in Sunset Gold and Mercury) SOLID HAT: 1 (2, 2) balls of Colour A only (I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Onyx Heather) (YARDAGES: Small – 92 yds/85 m; Medium – 130 yds/120 m; Large – 183 yds/168 m) NEEDLES & NOTIONS: 4.5 mm (US 7) double-pointed needles OR size needed to obtain gauge (Optional: Circular needle of the same size, see Notes); yarn needle; 6 yarn loops for markers ------ Your file will be available for download as soon as you complete purchase. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, or for pattern support. COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING NOTICE: Your purchase of this pattern gives you the right to use it for personal, non-profit use only. To licence the pattern to use for profit, please e-mail me for permission. You do NOT have the right to print the pattern for other people (unless they reside in your household) or to transfer the digital file to any other person. This pattern may not be sold, copied, or distributed in any way.

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1-3 balls worsted weight yarn
  • 4.5 mm/US 7 double-pointed needles
  • yarn needle

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