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Merino 5 Superwash 100% merino wool
Seed Stitch Cap
Knit Chemo Cap in Merino 5
designed & knit by Liza Lucy

Materials: Crystal Palace Merino 5  100% superwash merino wool,
1 - 50 gr balls 9816 "dogwood pinks" MC
+ small amount of CC #5204 "natural" for border
[Or knit all in one color with narrower ribbed border.]

Soft Merino 5 makes a wonderful Chemo Cap, but of course anyone could wear this hat.
This cap is knit on Single Point needles and seamed, no need to use DP Needles.

Gauge 5 1/2 st = 1" in seed st

Needles Single Point size 5 for rib, 7 for seed st

Size--close fitting adult woman or loose fit child

Stitches
Rib
row 1 - K1. P1 repeat
row 2 - Knit the knit stitches (V shape) and Purl the purl stitches (bump)
Seed
row 1 - K1. P1 repeat
row 2 - Knit the stitches that look like a purl (bump) and Purl the stitches that look like a knit (V shape)

Note. When doing the decreases, K2 tog always on RS row and on the WS return row, be sure to purl this dec stitch. Stay in seed st for all the other sts. This will create a nice raised swirl of dec sts on the crown.

Using CC yarn, cast on 111 on size 5 needles. Rib for 6 rows.
Change to size 7 needles and work knit one row increasing 1 st at the beginning of the row.(112 sts)
Change to MC yarn and work in Seed St for 36 rows
Begin decreasing for the crown:
row 1 (RS) - Seed 1, * K2 tog, Seed 9, repeat from* 9 more Xs
row 2 (WS) - Seed back except be sure to purl the st that was the dec in the previous row
row 3 - Seed 1, *K2 tog, seed 8, repeat from *
row 4 - Seed back
continue in this manner dec on each RS row until 12 sts remain. K3 tog across the row (4 sts). Purl 2 tog twice. Cast off

Sew seam.
 


Merino 5
is a new Superwash Wool
for Fall 2007

It will arrive in July '07

copyright 2007 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Merino 5 are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

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