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Garter Stitch Cap

Garter Stitch Cap knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Knit Simple Magazine Fall 2015

It’s a guy thing! The most recent issue of Knit Simple magazine has a section on knitting for the men in your life and my Garter Stitch Cap design is the first one featured.

Garter Stitch Cap knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Knit Simple Magazine Fall 2015

I love using stripes when designing with garter stitch. They’re just so stripey and textured and provide such a strong visual line.

Garter Stitch Cap WIP

It’s always a surprise to see what the yarn editor at the magazine sends me to work with. I was pleased that it was Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe because … those colours—a gradient of teal!

Garter Stitch Cap colourways

I had a hard time deciding which striping combination I liked the best for this hat. So, I appealed to my Instagram followers. The overwhelming favourite was number 1! (Hint: follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks on upcoming designs.)

Garter Stitch Cap knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Knit Simple Magazine Fall 2015

I debated on whether to include the pompom in the design submission because, you know, it was for a guy. But who doesn’t love a pompom? And it can always be left off.

Garter Stitch Cap
Publication: Knit Simple Magazine, Fall 2015
Yarn: Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe in #K1040 dark teal, #K1045 medium dark teal, #1043 medium light teal, and #K1041 light teal

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