Chapter by Chapter Cap

Chapter by Chapter Cap

The Chapter by Chapter Cap begins at the garter-stitch brim, progresses through a section of the mosaic colorwork, then finishes with a simple eyelet lace crown. Just like a favorite book that has you zooming through the chapters, this hat progresses quickly enough through each section that you'll hate having to put it down & may keep you up past your bedtime just to see how it ends.


Of all the patterns in the Tales of Childhood Collection, this cap is the easiest to make, but still has a bit of interest thanks to some of the lesser known stitches. (The Fables Fingerless Mitts are the trickiest while the Story Hour Shawl lands somewhere in the middle.) I've linked photo tutorials in the pattern's Stitch Guide to help you out.


I would love to see your project & yarn plans! Use #TalesofChildhoodCollection or @yumiyarns on social media so I can find it or stop by the Ravelry group & join in the discussion.


Pattern featured on Episode 123 of The Crafty Toads.



I’ve provided different gauges for the different stitch patterns. Depending on your knitting style, you may need go up to a US 8 (5.0 mm) for the mosaic section. You will be happier with your fabric if you swatch a bit first for this pattern & learn the technique.


This pattern is both written and charted.


This pattern has been tech edited.

(Thanks, Sue-Cat!)



Toddler (Child, Youth, Adult M, Adult L)


16 (18, 20, 21, 22) inches or 40.5 (45.5, 51, 53, 56) cm


MC & CC – 1 skein of DK weight yarn for each


You can make both the Chapter by Chapter Cap & these Mitts with just 2 skeins of DK.


Sample Used: 
Toad Hollow Yarns Toad DK 
100% SW Merino 
231 yds (211 m) / 100 g


In the Colorways: 
MC (green) - Mr. Carrisford
CC (pink) - Mawwiage


  • US 5 (3.75 mm) Double Pointed Needles or preferred style & size to obtain gauge
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) Double Pointed Needles or preferred style & size to obtain gauge



  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle


Gauges (blocked): 

  • 20 sts x 32 rows / 4” (10 cm) in ToC Eyelet Pattern with Smaller Needles
  • 24 sts x 37 rows / 4” (10 cm) in ToC Mosaic Pattern with Larger Needles


Stitches/Techniques Used: 
(tutorials are linked)

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