When your brain could do with a boost, your ears feel chilly, and your head feels like it’s missing that special something, a Thinking Cap is exactly what you need to get your neurons firing and your dreams flowing, all the while keeping you toasty and warm.
Perfect for the whole family, Thinking Caps come in three sizes to fit a range of heads and personalities.
Have fun playing with colour combos and plump, soft yarn, to create hats that everyone is keen to wear.
The pattern includes a couple of simple Thinking Cap variations, both using just two colours of yarn, so you can easily create quite different Thinking Caps with the same two colours. Add a pom-pom to make your Thinking Cap even more unique.
Including charted and written instructions, Thinking Cap is a simple colourwork knit that’ll fly off your needles.
Perfect for experienced knitters, and beginners eager for a challenge.
To fit head sizes Small (Medium, Large) 18-20 (21-22, 23-24)”/45.5-51 (53.5-56, 58.5-61) cm.
Brim circumference 17.5 (19, 21)”/43 (48, 53.5) cm, blocked and unstretched.
Length from base of brim to centre of crown 7.5 (8.5, 8.5)”/19 (21.5, 21.5) cm.
Samples shown in size Medium & Large.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size US 5/3.75 mm & US 7/4.5 mm 16”/40cm circular needles and size US 7/4.5 mm preferred needles for knitting small circumferences, 1 stitch marker, wool needle.
22 sts x 28 rnds = 4”/10 cm in colourwork after blocking, with US 7/4.5 mm needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
YARN & MATERIALS
Both hats use 2 balls of Zealana Heron (80% fine New Zealand Merino/20% brushtail possum; approx 109 yds/100 m per 50g ball); 1 ball in each colour.
If substituting yarn, you’ll need plump DK/ worsted-weight yarn in 2 colours for either the Brainiac or Dreamer hats, as follows:
Colour A (pink; H07 Carnival) approx. 92 (105, 109) yds/84 (96, 100) m, Colour B (mustard; H12 Honey) approx. 48 (70, 81) yds/44 (64, 74) m.
Colour A (brown; H08 Raisin) approx. 44 (87, 109) yds/40 (80, 100) m, Colour B (blue; H02 Bottle Green) 33 (54.5, 65.5) yds/30 (50, 60) m.
Optional faux-fur pom-pom.
Of our yarn bases we would suggest either our Merino Possum Fingering, BFL DK or Merino Nylon DK yarn bases for Thinking Cap. More information on our yarn bases can be found here.
3 balls (see: https://www.trulymyrtle.com/blog/all-the-balls)
Like all Truly Myrtle designs, this pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.