This is another Bayfront Cap, designed by Melinda Vermeer. A purchase via Melinda’s website will take you to the very efficient Ravelry download system. At $1.99, it’s a real deal. This is the second time I’ve knit it. The first time I tried it in a multi-colored Fortisissima Calori Socka Color yarn. It was a treat to knit, as the bands unfolded. But the colors obscured the look of the nice 3 by 9 ribbing in the body of the cap. It also hid the excellently detailed crown.
So this time I wanted a nice quiet color. This Aussie Sock by Oasis Yarn in an army duds color fit the bill. It’s a twisted yarn superwash in 90% merino wool and 10% nylon. The nylon gives the fabric a nice bounce, even in a hat. I increased the number of inches of 3 by 3 rib to lengthen the cap and allow for a folded brim and extra warmth over the ears.
The teeny needles and tons of stitches made the body of the cap a bit of a slog with yarn this tame. But then you reach the beautiful crown decreases and the fun begins!