Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kids' Crazy 8 Cable Cap

The Kids' Crazy 8 Cable Cap is a companion to the Crazy 8 Cable Hat, Mitts and Cowl Set. The cap works well in a wool blend. The cables are worked with 5 stitches held to back, and 3 knit from the left. The cap is worked with rhythmic rib patterns, can be knit in a weekend or two, and makes a perfect gift or accessory. Directions are written for the Kids' Crazy 8 Cable Cap. Sizes are determined by choice of yarn and needles. This may be considered an intermediate level pattern because knowledge of cable and stitch construction is helpful.


 Finished size: 
 newborn: flat 7”, stretches to 14”circumference; height 7”
infant: flat 10”, stretches to 18”circumference; height 8”
child: flat 12”, stretches to 20” circumference;  height 10”
Gauge:
DK, #6 needles: 5.5 stitches = 1”;
Worsted, #8 needles: 5 stitches = 1”;
Bulky, #10 needles: 3.5 stitches = 1”;
Adjust needle size to match gauge.

Materials: Yarn: wool blend:
newborn: DK, 75 yards / 1 oz;
infant: Worsted weight, 90 yards / 1.5 oz;
child: Bulky weight, 140 yards / 3.5 oz

 Photo: Kids' Crazy 8 Cable Cap is knit in Plymouth Encore; 75%acrylic, 25% wool; color #471

Needles:
Newborn: Size US #6, 12” circular needles, and/or Size US#6 set of double pointed needles
Infant: Size US #8, 12” or 16” circular needles, and/or Size US#8 set of double pointed needles
Child: Size US #10, 16” circular needles, and Size US#10 set of double pointed needles

Notions: Stitch markers, cable needle,  tapestry needle

Abbreviations: k = knit       p= purl      Rnd/s=round/s      yo= yarn over      k2tog=knit 2 together p2tog=purl 2 together       st/s=stitch/es      CO=cast on      M1= make one stitch
(Helpful hint: I prefer the M1 (m1tbp): place point of working (right-hand) needle behind other needle, inserting needle from the top through the purl stitch below next stitch, and knit, then knit the stitch above.)

Special Stitches:
t3 = twist3: slip one stitch knitwise, knit1, yarn over, knit1, pass slipped stitch over the three stitches
c8B = cable 8 Back: slip 5 stitches to cable needle and hold in back of work, knit 3 from the left-hand needle, then work the 5 stitches from cable needle as purl 2, knit 3.
t2 = twist2: slip one stitch knitwise, knit 2, pass slipped stitch over the two stitches (decrease 1 stitch)


Directions: Directions are written for the Kids' Crazy 8 Cable Cap. Sizes are determined by choice of yarn and needles. Use the long-tail cast-on method, cast on 60 stitches.
Newborn: DK; size US#6, 12” circular needles, or Size US#6 set of double pointed needles
Infant: Worsted; size US#8, 12” or 16” circular needles, Size US#8 set of double pointed needles
Child: Bulky; size US#10, 16” circular needles
Place marker & join together by knitting first stitch being careful not to twist.

Work ribbing as follows:
Rib rnds 1-10: Knit 2, purl 2 rib
Rib rnd 11: *M1, k2, p2; repeat from * to end
(Helpful hint: place markers after 25, 50 sts)
Rnd 12: *t3, p2, c8B, p2, t3, p2, k3, p2; repeat from * to end

Work cap as follows:
Rnds 1- 3: *K3, p2; repeat from * to end
Rnd 4: *t3, p2, (k3, p2) twice, t3, p2, k3, p2; repeat from * to end
Rnds 5- 7: *K3, p2; repeat from * to end
Rnd 8: *t3, p2, (k3, p2) twice, t3, p2, k3, p2; repeat from * to end
Rnds 9 -11: *K3, p2; repeat from * to end
Rnd 12: *t3, p2, c8B, p2, t3, p2, k3, p2; repeat from * to end
Complete cap rounds 1-12 twice, then set up for crown decreases. (about 5”, 6”, 7” from CO)

Crown Decreases as follows: Work stitches on three double pointed needles.
Rnd 1: *K3, p2; repeat from * to end
Rnd 2: *K3, p2tog; repeat from * to end
Rnd 3: *K3, p1, (k1, k2tog, p) twice, k3, p1, k1, k2tog, p1; repeat from * to end
Rnd 4: *t2, p1, (k2, p1) twice, t2, p, k2, p1; repeat from * to end
Rnd 5: *K2, p1; repeat from * to end
Rnd 6: *K2tog, p1; repeat from * to end
Rnd 7: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end
Rnd 8: K1, *K2tog; repeat from * until 8sts remain.

Finishing: Cut 12” yarn and thread end through remaining 8 stitches.
Pull together, and tie off neatly. Weave in ends.


Crazy 8 Chart following Key for Special Stitches
chart created on Intwined Pattern Studio

KEY Special Stitches:

c8B = cable 8 Back: slip 5 stitches to cable needle and hold in back of work, k3 from the left-hand needle, then work the 5 stitches from cable needle as p2, k3.
t3 = twist3: slip one stitch knitwise, knit1, yarn over, knit1, pass slipped stitch over the three stitches







This pattern is available on  MarilynnsGardenKnitDesign.blogspot.com
Kid's Crazy 8 Cable Cap pattern pdf  is available on Ravelry.com (login needed)
Copyright 2015, Marilynn Blacketer. All rights reserved. 2/20/15
For pattern support please contact: marilynnblacketer@gmail.com 
 

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