Tudor Cap - knitting pattern

Medieval inspiration looks thoroughly up to date in this distinctive sculptural Hat. The unusual construction makes for a fun knit that works up fast in bulky yarn.

The pattern includes four sizes, with a construction schematic and tutorials for I-cord and the crochet bind-off.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, I-cords, Crochet bind-off

 14 sts x 20 rows to 4in/10cm on 6mm needles over St.St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 18 (20, 22, 24) in/45.75 (50.75, 56, 61) cm (Finished size 15.5 (17.25, 18.75, 20.5) in/39.5 (43.75, 47.75, 52) cm)
  • Written instructions; construction schematic; illustrated tutorials for I-cords and Crochet Bind-off

Materials you need at home:

  • 99 (119, 142, 151) yd/91 (110, 130, 139) m bulky weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Dream in Color Groovy (120yd/110m per 113g/4oz; 100% Merino))
  • 26yd/24m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 6mm/UK4/US10 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 6mm crochet hook

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Waste yarn or stitch holders

  • Tapestry needle
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