The Simple Cap 04-10-24 01

The Simple Cap

One of the best projects I ever had from my craft show knitting was the simple cap. And it’s all I have to offer you today.

Components Of The Simple Cap

Similar to QueerJoe’s Simple Hat, the cap uses rich and interesting colors of yarn and lets the yarn do all the work.

The cap also can incorporate more complex techniques if you want it to be a bit more special at the end.

For instance, I’ve ripped out the ribbing on this cap about five times already because I wasn’t happy with some aspect of it. First of all, I didn’t like the color progression from the Noro Kureyon colorway I was using. Then I wanted a tighter rib (so I used my clockwise wrap on the knit stitches, combination ribbing technique). I still didn’t like the color progression, so I ripped it out again and started using the helical knitting technique to blend two colorways of the Noro Kureyon. The final rip-out was when I started the body of the hat before I had enough ribbing, so I ripped back, added more ribbing. Now I’ve started the body of the hat.

I may rip back again and use garter stitch in-the-round for the body of the hat (using the helical striping to go from knit to purl).

It’s still going to end up looking like a very simple hat when it’s all finished. But getting there might not have been so simple.

Current Knitting

I’m traveling this week to spend some time with my family. The cap is the only thing I’m working on. And if my progress on it goes the same way its been going, I won’t be able to finish it until next week anyway. That’s all I’ve got for you.

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