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.
Have fun & happy knitting!
Notes: I’ve provided different gauges for the different stitch patterns. Depending on your knitting style, you may need to 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.
Pattern is both written and charted.
This pattern has tech edited.
(Thanks, Sue-Cat & test knitters!)
Toddler (Child, Youth, Adult M, Adult L)
Circumference: 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 & the Fables Fingerless 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
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)
This pattern uses some interesting techniques so I've got 4 new Step by Step photo tutorials to help you out. Be sure to click the links above to learn how to work Mosaic Twists.
PS: Did you see that the Tales of Childhood Collection was featured on Episode 123 of the Crafty Toads?!? I'm so excited!!! The collection shows up about 1/2 way through the episode, but if you have time the entire show is wonderful & very enabley. (Not that I would want to help you fall into any new crafting habits or anything, lol. ^_- )