This is the discreet version of my more symbol obvious Pentagram tam. The cap has a cabled pentacle hidden between the ribbings of this classical style men’s hat. With a fold up it becomes a watch man cap and without the fold it will be discreetly cabled men’s hat with a sign for those who knows how to look for it.
Style and sizing
Hat with folded edge: One size.
Hat without folded edge: small 52 cm / 20 ½”, (medium: 55 cm / 21 ¾”, large: 58 cm / 22 ¾”)
The hat with folded edge ribbing takes just under 2 skeins of Alaska. For a longer rib or if you need to be on the safe side of the amount used get 3 skeins.
About the yarn
The pattern uses Garnstudio’s Alaska. It is a pure wool worsted yarn that is available in many colours. It has a rather smooth texture that shows off the cables in a good way. Any woollen yarn with similar structure and the same tension/gauge should work fine.
Main Yarn: Garnstudio Alaska, 2 skeins (total: 100 g, ca 150 m)
Needles: 5 mm/US 8 circular needle 40 cm / 16” and dpns
Other tools: cable needle, darning needle
Tension/Gauge: 17 st = 10 cm in stockinette stitch.
Stitches used: knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, purled decreasing, cables
The Pentacle Cap is available as a pdf-file for $3.50 at my Etsyshop or through Ravelry (available without an account). The pattern has written instructions a well as a chart for the cables.
Ps. Not a knitter? You can order your knitted Pentacle Cap from my Etsyshop in your size and choice of colour. Ds.