Column Stitch Cap

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This one-of-a-kind cap features exaggerated texture and playful use of negative space, with plump chains rising to the crown between ladders of easy lace. The knitting begins with a tubular cast-on and a band of single rib; chains are worked by dropping stitches and hooking them back up in clusters. Quick and so much fun to knit from a single skein of Quarry, Halus is an ideal last-minute gift—and you may find you can’t stop at one.


  • 165 yards of chunky weight wool yarn


  • 1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100g)
  • Photographed in colors GarnetLazulite & Gypsum

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only


Working Gauge

  • 19 stitches & 24 rows = 4″ in unfinished Chain Pattern (before hooking up dropped stitches) with Size A needle(s), after light steam blocking

Finished Gauge

  • 18 stitches & 24 rounds = 4″ in finished Chain Pattern (after hooking up dropped stitches) with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 16″ circular needle*, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

  • One 16″ circular needle*, two sizes smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

*32″ circular needle can be used instead of 16″ circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished dimensions
  • 20″ circumference unstretched (to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20–24″)
  • 8¾” long

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
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