Caron Simply Soft Wee Knit Cap

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by Caron Design Team

Caron Simply Soft Wee Knit Cap

Make sure every baby you care about has a warm head with this stylish, comfortable, and easy-to-knit cap.

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Use a gauge of 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stocking stitch to knit a cap that measures 8.5" (11, 12.5, 14) in circumference. Be sure to check your gauge.

NOTE: Pattern is for size preemie 3-4lbs. Changes for sizes 5-6lbs, 7-9lbs, and 10-12lbs are in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1

    Cast on 43 (49, 61, 71) stitches (sts).

    1st row: [Right Side (RS)]. *Knit 1 (K1). Purl 1 (P1). Repeat (Rep) from * to last st. K1.

    2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1. Rep last 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing once more.

    Beginning (Beg) on a knit row, work in stocking st until Hat from beg measures approximately 1 3/4': (2 1/4, 2 3/4, 3), ending on a purl row.

  • 2

    Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K1. *Knit next 2 sts together (K2tog). K4 (6, 8, 8). Repeat from * 6 (5, 5, 6) times more. 36 (43, 55, 64) sts.

    2nd and alternate (alt) rows: Purl.

    3rd row: K1. *K2tog. K3 (5, 7, 7). Repeat from * 6 (5, 5, 6) times more. 29 (37, 49, 57) sts.

    5th row: K1. *K2tog. K2 (4, 6, 6). Repeat from * 6 (5, 5, 6) times more. 22 (31, 43, 50) sts.

    7th row: K1. *K2tog. K1 (3, 5, 5). Repeat from * 6 (5, 5, 6) times more. 15 (25, 37, 43) sts.

  • 3

    IF ONLY KNITTING SIZE 3-4lbs, SKIP STEP 3



    Sizes 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12lbs ONLY:

    8th row: Purl.

    9th row:K1. *K2tog. K (2, 4, 4). Repeat from * (5, 5, 6) times more. (19, 31, 37) sts.

    10th row: Purl.

    11th row: K1. *K2tog. K (1, 3, 3). Repeat from * (5, 5, 6) times more. (13, 25, 30) sts.



    Sizes 7-9 and 10-12 lbs ONLY:

    12th row: Purl.

    13th row: K1. *K2tog. K2. Rep from * (5-6) times more. (19-23) sts.

    14th row: Purl.

    15th row: K1. *K2tog. K1. Rep from * (5-6) times more. (13-16) sts.

  • 4

    All sizes: Next row: Purl.

    Next row: *K2tog. Repeat from * to last 1 (1, 1, 0) st(s). K1 (1, 1, 0). 8 (7, 8, 8) sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end.

    Draw end tightly through remaining sts and fasten securely.

    Sew center back seam.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • • One Skein of Caron Simply Soft in Strawberry or Color of Your Choice
  • • Knitting Needles Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm)