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1840 Nightcap



Bring to life a piece of a forgotten history with this charming 1840 Nightcap pattern. Knit from the bottom up, the hat features an attractive scalloped border that creates an elastic, curl-proof edge. Even unblocked this fabulous free knitting pattern will remain flat and ready for throwing on during a cold, drafty winter evening. To complete this vintage pattern, you will need one set of 5 2.25 mm double pointed needles and one 2.25 mm circular needle.

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Knitting Needle Size: 1 or 2.25 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight: (1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)

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Jun 28, 2014

I do SO want to make this nightcap. Please help me, a beginner. The first section of instructions include SKP. What is an SKP? The link to standard abbreviations do not include SKP. Thanks in advance for the assist!


Mar 1, 2013

I love the hat, BUT! check your guage really carefull, and the stretch of the yarn. I made it ladt year, and still use it during the winter months. Right now it is a little stretch out, and bigger then when I first made it. But I still love it, tassle and all.


18 Ratings

Dec 27, 2012

Cute! Love it!


Jul 22, 2011

No, I wouldn't!


Jul 14, 2011

I will be knitting this one as a christmas present to go with my grandson's slippers. I will probably be knitting one for myself as well, and my daughter in law, and my son's girlfriend, and...


Jul 13, 2011

I would knit this cap for someone with hair loss from chemo.It's so darling but I would leave the tassel off. Janet


Jul 13, 2011

I will definitely be knitting this one, but for myself. We keep it a little cooler at night during the winter and sometimes I need something on my head and this would be perfect. My husband wouldn't wear it, but I will.


Jul 13, 2011

I am knitting this for my Granddad right now! He is bald (mostly) and loves wearing nightcaps to bed :) It is looking wonderful so far!


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