Comfy Cotton Candy Cap
In the bleak midwinter, we clutch at every bright reminder of summer sun and fun. Warm your head and heart with a knit hat pattern reminiscent of everyone's favorite carnival sweet. The Comfy Cotton Candy Cap is the perfect pattern for any knitter looking for instructions on how to knit a hat that's fast and fashionable. This simple pattern knits up quickly, and its bright color will add so much sweetness to your day, you'll want to eat it right up.
Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm, 11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles
Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch
- Red Heart Heads Up (3.5 oz, 106 yd) 701 Candy Pink - 1 ball
- Susan Bates Circular knitting needles: 6.5 mm (US 10.5) and 8 mm (US 11), 16" (40.6 cm) long
- Stitch marker
- Yarn needle
10 sts and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain gauge given.
Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.
Hat circumference measures 20” (22”, 24”)
[50.8 (55.88, 60.96) cm]
K = knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 sts together
mm = millimeters
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl next 2 sts together
st(s) = stitch(es)
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.
With smaller needles, cast on 52 (56, 60) sts.
Join, being careful that sts are not twisted, and begin working in the round. Place marker for beginning of round.
Rounds 1-14: *K2, P2; repeat from * around for ribbing.
Change to larger needles.
Rounds 15-17: *P3, K1; repeat from * around.
Rounds 18-20: P1, *K1, P3; repeat from * to last 2 sts, P2.
Repeat Rounds 15 – 20 four times.
Repeat rounds 15-17 one last time.
*P2tog, K2tog; repeat from * around—26 (28, 30) sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a 12” (30.48 cm) tail.
With yarn needle, thread yarn tail through all 26 (28, 30) sts twice. Cinch top of hat as tightly as possible without breaking yarn.
Weave in all loose ends.
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