Baseball Cap

Designer: Vicki Square
Published: February 25, 2008
Skill Level: Intermediate

Baseball has been declared America’s pastime, and the baseball cap is by far the most popular accessory in American culture. You can find baseball caps atop almost any sports team in America, and they come in every color combination imaginable.No sports team? No problem. Pick pink for girls, blue for boys, red for everyone, camouflage for hunters—you get the idea.

Finished Size: About 23″ (58.5 cm) circumference and 6″ (15 cm) tall.

Yarn: About 185 yd (169 m) each of three colors of light worsted-weight (Light #3) yarn.

Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ (40-cm) circular (cir). Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ (40-cm) cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle; 3⁄4 yd (68.5 cm)of 1″ (2.5-cm) -wide non-roll elastic; sharp-point sewing needle and white sewing thread; long, straight pins with colored heads; 1⁄4 yd (23 cm) vinyl-faced foam about 1⁄8″ (3 mm) thick for brim (available at fabric stores); 5⁄8″ (1.5 cm) smooth, rounded-face shank button for top of crown; crochet hook F (3.75 mm).

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st on larger needle.

Skill Level: Intermediate