Nightcap Express - PDF Knitting Pattern
A beginner-friend colorwork knitted worsted weight beanie!
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!
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
2-inch (45mm) pom pom maker
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.
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.