Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Charles D. Gandy


22 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st with larger nee­dles. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Tech­nique

Jog­less Stripes: *Work first rnd of new color in es­tab­lished pat. On 2nd rnd of new color, slip first st of rnd pwise, then work rest of rnd as es­tab­lished. Rep from * at ev­ery color change.

Pat­tern Notes

Use Jog­less Stripes tech­nique at each color change.

Do not cut yarns; when not in use, carry yarn loosely along in­side.


Us­ing smaller dpns and A, cast on 76 (84, 100) sts; pm for beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist. Knit 6 rnds. Change to larger dpns and knit 4 (6, 8) more rnds. Change to B; knit 5 (6, 7) rnds. Change to A; knit 5 (6, 7) rnds. Main­tain­ing es­tab­lished 10 (12, 14)-rnd stripe pat through­out, knit 9 (11, 13) rnds. Next rnd: [K19 (21, 25), pm] 4 times.

This spe­cial hat, rem­i­nis­cent of an old-fash­ioned night­cap, is so cute it can be worn any­time of the day.

Shape Crown

Dec rnd: Change to B; [ssk, knit to 2 sts be­fore marker, k2­tog] 4 times—68 (76, 92) sts.

Main­tain­ing stripe pat, rep Dec rnd [ev­ery 4 rnds] 7 (8, 10) times—12 sts. Next rnd: K2­tog around—6 sts.

Cut yarn, leav­ing a 12-inch tail. Use ta­pes­try nee­dle to run tail through rem sts twice, pulling se­curely and then fas­ten­ing off.


Cut 35 (6-inch) strands and 2 (8-inch) strands of B. Bun­dle all 6-inch strands tog and tie in cen­ter with 1 of the longer strands. Fold 6-inch bun­dle in half. Wrap 2nd long strand around bun­dle ap­prox 1/2 inch below fold to form tas­sel. Trim ends and fas­ten to top of hat.


Weave in ends.

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