Hats are my go-to project whenever I want to swatch a new yarn or stitch, or when I am ready for a break from larger projects. Having just finished a marathon of knitting for the CEY Spring 2011 collection, I was more than ready for a quick, simple knit.
This Kumara Diamond Cap uses simple repeats of knit/purl combinations that are easy to “read” after the pattern is established in the first few rows. The crown decreases are eventually worked into the pattern, creating a star at the top of the cap that looks a lot more intricate than it really is.
Maybe this instant gratification project was too instant (using just one ball!); I’ve already cast on for another cap in Caribou.
85% Extrafine Merino, 15% Baby Camel
A blend of extrafine merino and baby camel hair, Kumara is a warm, lightweight, super soft yarn with a slight halo. The merino component is dyed before being spun with the undyed camel hair resulting in soft, muted colors. Kumara’s six twisted plies yield great stitch definition
Here is the free downloadable Kumara Diamond Cap pattern. (file size: 440 KB)
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1 - page 2