Greek Fisherman's Cap by Anne Carroll Gilmour

Greek Fisherman's Cap

July 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 6.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 205 yards (183 - 187 m)
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Errata available:

For experienced knitters with good chart reading skills

Note: There is an omission of 1 increase on row 1 in the book version, it should read:

Row 1:(Wrong side) K1(edge st) P to last 2 sts of row, inc 1pR , P1, then P1 & K1tbl into last (edge)st - 2 sts increased- 21 sts.

The publisher has been notified and posted a correction for this, see the above errata link.

Inspired by an early 70’s era commercially produced Greek fisherman’s cap (& the original cover of the 1st eponymous Bob Dylan album) selected for this compilation book on hats & gloves from around the world- this one to represent Greek influence. It features an optional ‘bas-relief’ K/P anchor motif across the top. Instructions are both charted & written.

Cap top is first knit flat, with edges then picked up, sides & band/ band hem then completed in the round, brim & brim liner is picked up & knit using short row shaping. Hems are sewn last with brim stiffener & elastic inserted to make this cap easily adjustable for adult sizes. Optional braid & anchor buttons are added as a final classic touch.
(Matching gloves are also featured in this book)

Extras include approx. 20” of 3/4” elastic for adjustable band, small piece of plastic canvas for brim stiffener & 2 anchor buttons (optional)

Down-loadable pattern leaflet contains instructions for both the cap & the matching gloves.

The book version is now available in a German translation.