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a new design by Carol Sunday

Wishbones beret and cap

I've always loved this sort of interlocking cable stitch, ever since I was 6 years old and my mom knitted my dad a grey pullover vest with just this kind of cable up the front (picture a 1959 high school chemistry teacher with horned rimmed glasses). It was perfect on my dad's vest, and I think it's equally perfect travelling up a cute cap or beret.

The pattern includes instructions for both beret and cap. This is the beret in Eden rose.

I like the way the wishbones get smaller and smaller toward the center.

I'm a cap person, myself. Here it is in Nirvana earth

Finished Size 22" band circumference. Adjust needle size for a smaller or larger hat. Instructions for cap (with instructions for beret in parentheses)

Yarn Sunday Knits 3 ply (225 m/246 yd per 50 gm): Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere), Eden (100% merino), Brigadoon (merino tweed) or Angelic (75% merino, 25% angora): 1 50-gm skein (1 50-gm skein and 1 20-gm skein). Cap shown in Nirvana earth, beret in Eden rose

Needles Circular or double-pointed US Size 2 (3 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm) Notions Tapestry needle, stitch marker

Gauge Using size 5 needles and knitting the round, 24 sts, 28 rows = 4" in St st.

Available as a pattern download for $4.95, or as a kit

Order Wishbones here.