Saturday 10 February 2024

Noggin Cove Cap

I just finished knitting a Noggin Cove cap. I found the pattern in the Saltwater Classics - Caps, Vamps and Mittens from the Island of Newfoundland book. It’s the first time I made it and it was easy. There is supposed to be a dot of a different colour in each of the diamonds but I like it without them. The colour is mint green.

Using main shade, medium worsted weight wool/yarn and 3.50mm double pointed needles cast on 92 stitches. Mark beginning of round. 

Double Band (for more warmth)

Round 1. (K1, P1). Repeat to end of round. Repeat this round 10 times more. Round 12. Purl. Work 10 rounds in (K1, P1) ribbing. Next Round. Work in ribbing increasing 4 stitches evenly spaced (96 stitches). 

Single Band

Work 10 rounds (K1, P1) ribbing. Next Round. Work in ribbing increasing 4 stitches evenly spaced (96 stitches). 


Change to 4mm double pointed needles. Round 1. Join contrast colour and begin Noggin Cove Chart, repeating the pattern 12 times to end of round. 

Carry the contrast colour behind the main shade in Rounds 1 and 5. On rounds where contrast colour is not in use, carry it loosely up the side of the work. When carrying the colour not in use horizontally for more than three stitches, weave it through the back of the work to maintain elasticity. Continue working successive rounds of Noggin Cove Chart until 32 rounds are complete. Next Round. Work Round 1. Break contrast colour. 

Shape Top

Round 1. (K6, K2tog). Repeat to end of round. Round 2. Knit. Round 3. (K5, K2tog). Repeat to end of round. Round 4. Knit. Continue decreasing in this manner, having 1 stitch less between the decreases on alternate rounds until 12 stitches remain on the needle, ending with a knit round. Break yarn leaving a tail 8 inches (20 cm) long, thread through the remaining stitches. Draw up and fasten securely. 


For the Double Band Cap, turn cap inside out. Using main colour yarn sew cast on edge to last round of ribbing, being careful not to pull tightly. Darn remaining ends. Single Band Cap. Darn ends.

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