The Johnny Cap

Posted on | March 12, 2007 | 5 Comments

Felix wears a snarl and papa’s hat.

I don’t have to worry about the boyfriend curse in regards to knitting him a sweater, as my guy doesn’t wear sweaters; but he does wear hats. Everyday. A couple days ago he asked me to knit him a new hat in a dark, plain color. I was so pleased that he wanted another hat even though he wears the ones I’ve knit all the time. For some reason I’m never sure if he really likes them. My insecurity knows no bounds.
This was knit in one night with wool my father brought back from the Falkland Island’s over four years ago. You never know when stash yarn will be put to use.

Johnny Cap
by Kat Coyle

This is the basic beanie pattern I use to which I embellish with stripes or simple color work when I’m in the mood.

Finished Size 21 1/4” around.

Yarn Worsted weight wool

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular and set of 4 dpns.

Gauge 18 sts and 27 rnds = 4” in St st.

Pattern Cast on 80 sts. Work 2 x 2 rib for 2”. Work in St st increasing 16 sts on the next round: *K5, M1 *, repeat between * and *; end 96 sts.
Work 4 inches of St st. Decrease next round: * K10, K2tog * repeat between * and *. Knit next round. Decrease every other round until after the K5 K2tog round then decrease every round. Switch to dpn when sts get too tight.
When you have 8 sts cut the yarn and weave through the rem sts. Weave in loose ends.


5 Responses to “The Johnny Cap”

  1. Marnie
    March 12th, 2007 @ 2:01 pm

    Felix is too cute, and Johnny looks might fine.
    I have the same anxiety about knitting for Leo, or really, anyone.

  2. Nonnahs
    March 12th, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

    B doesn’t wear sweaters either, so I can steer clear of The Curse as well. Good to know I’ll be safe with hats. ;)

    March 12th, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

    Kat, it’s just not fair to the other kids that Felix is so darn cute! and Johnny is such an interesting looking guy–very Artsy, just like you. Thanks for the basic hat pattern too.

  4. Julia (MindofWinter)
    March 12th, 2007 @ 11:49 pm

    How cool that both the guys wear your hats! You shouldn’t be insecure – men don’t usually wear things they don’t like all the time even if made by someone they love.

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