A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Newsboy caps are very trendy. They are spirited, feisty, and fun, but practical, too! After my teen knitted two berets in two days, I was inspired to make a newsboy I have been wanting to knit for some time.

CAST ON: July 29, 2009
CAST OFF: July 29, 2009 (A couple of hours project)
PATTERN: Heavily modified Buggerloo
NEEDLES: US 6, 7, and 8
MATERIAL:Lion Brand Wool-Ease Cranberry (138)
MEASUREMENT: Average Woman’s Small
TECHNIQUES: Knit, Purl, K2tog, SSK, Short-Row, Wrap & Turn
COMMENT: Cast on 80 stitches in Size 6 needles and knit 1×1 rib for 1”. Switched to Size 7 needles, increase to 108 stitches. Worked stockinette rounds for another 2”. Increased to 120 stitches. Worked stockinette rounds for another 3”. Switched to Size 8 needles and proceeded with decreasing per pattern. For brim, folded ribbing edge to 1/2, in Size 6 needles, picked up and knitted stitches for half of the hat circumference (40 stitches) between the fold. Followed short-row instruction until there are 24 stitches left between wrapped stitches. Follow rest of the pattern. Viole.

My cabbie…will head to my dear friend Shannon as a welcome-home and belated birthday gift when she returns from Canada next week.

Happy creating!


Comments on: "Another New Fashion Trend…Newsboy/Cabbie" (2)

  1. Hello Sarah, I love this hat! I haven't worked short rows before, could you tell me where those begin in the pattern you modified from? Thank you so much!

  2. Carrie, I couldn't find you to give you specifics. So hopefully this will find you somehow…

    The mods were in the yarn, needles, cast on, and increases as noted in my post. It's pretty much like a basic hat with a brim. Short-rows took place only in the beak/brim. Hope it helps.

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