New Pattern: Nightcap Express

I have partial skeins of worsted weight yarn up to my ears! All colors I love, not enough in any single skein to make a project. So I decided to combine them into one delicious little project that knits up so quickly it’s hard to stop at just one!  Given the small amount of yardage needed, if you have 3 full skeins of yarn, 3 hats can be made with the same 3 skeins in different color combinations.

Nightcap Express!

You can find this highly addictive knit on my website or on Ravelry. Additional sizes will be forthcoming so keep your eyes peeled for updates (better purchased on Ravelry for this reason). 

Get a discount while you can - enter NIGHTCAP15 at checkout and save 15% off until end of day Sunday (January 8th, 11:59pm PST). 

Here's the deets on what you'll need to make 8-kabillion on these babies! 


  • Malabrigo Rios (worsted weight; 100% superwash merino; 210 yds/100g per skein):
    • 65 yds - 847 Tormenta (Color A)
    • 65 yds - 33 Reflecting Pond (Color B)
    • 20 yds - 011 Apple Green (Color C)
  • US 6 (4.00 mm) 16” circular needle
  • US 9 (5.50 mm) 16” circular needle and DPNs
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2-inch (45mm) pom pom maker

Finished Sizes

18 inch circumference, 8. inch height, not including the pom pom (fits most adult women)


19.5 sts and 26 rows = colorwork pattern, on Larger needle


  • This hat is worked in the round from the brim up beginning with the smaller needle for the Brim, changing to the larger needle for the Body of the hat.
  • Written instructions are provided for the Brim and Crown shaping, charted instructions are provided for the Body of the hat.
  • The colorwork section of the hat is worked as stranded knitting. The floats will not be long enough to need catching so this is a great project for beginners to colorwork.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • When the circumference of the hat becomes too small for the circular needle during the Crown Shaping, change to DPNs to finish the hat.

I can't wait to see what color combinations you come up with! If you're on social media, feel free to tag #unapologeticknitter (or use @notsorryknitter on IG) so I can see your amazing creations!

Happy knitting!!!