Basic Stocking Cap Pattern

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basic stocking cap with pattern square

About the Pattern

This basic stocking cap pattern is as simple as they come. It includes six sizes and is a great base hat pattern to add your own twist to. For example, to elongate the top you can add extra knit rows between the decrease rows. To do the opposite and flatten the top a little, eliminate the knit rows between the last few decrease rows. Additionally, you can play with stripes and texture, throw a pom pom on top… go wild with it!

It is knit with worsted weight yarn at a gauge of 5 stitches per inch. You’ll need to know how to knit and purl, knit in the round, and knit two together to make this basic stocking cap pattern. Some yarns I have used to knit this pattern are Paton’s Classic Wool and Knit Picks Swish Worsted.

I’m trying something new! I made a version of this pattern that prints on one page and then with a few folds and one cut, you have a little booklet that fits in your knitting bag. You can still download the traditional version of the pattern, which is suitable for printing or reading directly from your device. The pattern itself is exactly the same on both versions.

Download the Traditional Version of the Pattern

Download the Print and Fold Pattern Booklet

How to Fold the Booklet

It’s very simple to turn your printed page into a booklet. Just a few folds and one cut and you’re ready to stash this pattern booklet in your knitting bag. Here’s a short video I made to show you how it’s done.

More Patterns

If you’re looking for something different in a hat pattern, you may be interested in my Sea Witch or Wonder Woman hat patterns. On the other hand, if you’re looking for more free and simple patterns look at my ear-warmer headband or knit scrunchie.

basic stocking cap on model
basic stocking cap wip

Author: Kelly

I create disaster-movie-worthy knitting patterns.

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