One of my favorite things about knitting is that sometimes, you can use a super-simple technique and produce an item that seems so complicated and gorgeous that you never want to give away the secret as to how simply you created it.
This is a perfect example.
This Honeycomber cap, with instructions for two different weights of yarn--fingering and sport--can be knit up in a matter of a weekend and even though it looks "complicated," it's not. Those waffle-type honeycombs are the product of slipped stitches. That is all they are: slipped stitches. No Fair Isle, no nothing. Just slipped stitches.
The second great thing about this sort of pattern, is that you'll very likely have two skeins of fingering or sport in your stash to mix up and make a Honeycomber of your own (I keep wanting to type Honey-comb-over, heh).
I hope you enjoy it! Oh, and bigger pom-poms are totally encouraged.
This pattern includes tips on securing the pom-pom in a way that you can remove it for laundering. Tips for creating a multi-color pom-pom are included as well.
Youth/Women’s Small (Average Adult)
To adjust the sizes, you can easily add or subtract a multiple of stitches at cast on.
18 (21.25) [18.75 (21.25)]" circumference
Fingering Version: Two hanks fingering yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B
Sport Weight Version: Two hanks sport weight yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B
Yarns used in samples:
Color A: Rohrspats & Wollmeise (100% merino superwash / 574 yards / 150 grams): 1 skein Rittersporn (larkspur)
Color B: Rohrspats & Wollmeise (100% Merino Superwash / 574 yards / 150 grams): 1 skein Buxkranzl (box wreath)
Sport Weight Version
Color A: Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% merino superwash / 15% silk / 10% cashmere / 360 yards / 100 grams): 1 skein Glazed Pecan
Color B: Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% merino superwash / 15% silk / 10% cashmere / 360 yards / 100 grams): 1 skein Tern
Fingering Version: One 16" long circ needle and/or one set double-point needles size US 3 (3.25mm)
Sport Weight Version: One 16" long circ needle and/or one set double-point needles size US 4 (3.5mm)
Fingering Version: 30 sts and 39 rnds = 4" in Honeycomb Pattern
Sport Weight Version: 24 sts and 37 rnds = 4" in Honeycomb Pattern
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