A Knit to Remember: The Midnight Cap

The Midnight Cap, by Sarah Solomon, checks all of my quick knitting pattern boxes. It’s fast, easy, unique, and a celebration of yarn! Check out knitscene Accents 2018 for more fast knitting patterns and exciting yarn selections!

This hat knit up so quickly I’m honestly missing working on it. I might just have to make one in another color as a gift! And I’d highly suggest you knit it if you’re looking for a fun project to distract from stressful holiday travel, awkward family conversations, or to give yourself some “me time.”

The Midnight Cap | Credit: George Boe

What Makes the Midnight Cap so Great:

1. The Cables

I am smitten with this modern cable motif! Sarah Solomon does it again with a striking cable that breathes new life into the traditional watch cap. The double brim keeps your ears cozy and warm and the cable pattern is easily memorized, making it a great travel project.

2. The Yarn

Harrisville Design’s Nightshades is a black yarn line you need to check out. The line contains 10 striking black yarns that let through a delicate shade of color, providing captivating depth to your projects. And this 3-ply American cormo wool-blend forms a lightweight DK weight yarn that knits into a beautiful fabric!

3. The Project Info

A modern take on the watch cap, it keeps the wind at bay. Fold the brim to the outside like a traditional watch cap or to the inside to reveal more of the cable motif.

FINISHED SIZE 20″ circumference at brim and 9¼” tall.

YARN Harrisville Designs Nightshades (80% American Cormo, 20% wool; 250 yd [229 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): VCR, 1 skein.

NEEDLES (affiliate links) Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ circular (cir). Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS (affiliate links) Marker (m); waste yarn for provisional CO; spare cir needle in same size
 or smaller than smallest needle; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

GAUGE 29 sts and 25 rnds = 4″ in charted patt on largest needle.

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