City Seed Stitch Cap

July 4, 2009

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Designed by Alyssa Kabel

This two tone seed stitch cap is a simple and clean design bound to please even the pickiest guy. The pebbled seed stitch pattern is both subtle and sophisticated. 

Finished Size: Adult 20 – 21” (50 cm)

Yarn: 2 balls of Rowan Organic Pure Life in two contrasting colors (137 yards/125 meters, 100% superwash wool). I used colors Barley #15 as color A and Mocha #17 as color B.

Needles: #6 16” circular and #6 DP’s Gauge: 20 sts = 4” in seed stitch (10cm)

Notions: Marker Darning needle

HAT PATTERN:

Cast on 101 sts with color A. Place marker. Join in the round being careful not to twist.

Row 1: *K1P1* (Note: With an odd number of stitches when connected in the round, the pattern will automatically create seed stitch.)

Repeat Row 1 with color A for 3.5” slipping the marker as you come to it. At the marker change to color B for two rounds. Alternate color A and B twice more. Break color A and continue in color B.

When hat measures 7.5”, start decreasing. When your stitches are beginning to stretch around your circular and it is becoming difficult to knit, switch to the double pointed needles or utilize the magic loop technique.

Decrease Rows: Cut yarn, leaving a 6″ (15-cm) tail. Thread tail onto a tapestry needle, draw through remaining stitches, and pull tight to close top of hat. Weave in loose ends.

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