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Jannette
12-28-2009, 11:36 AM
My grandson wants a stocking cap in Rasta colors; red, yellow and green. Anybody got any ideas for a yarn to use? Or a pattern? I'm new to caps so it has to be pretty simple.

sandy57th
12-28-2009, 11:43 AM
Try looking up hats at www.knittingpatterncentral.com. Worsted weight yarn is probably the most simple to use. If you can use wool, I would use woolease by lionbrand.com, or look up on the patonsyarns.com or bernat.com for their basic worsted weight ("4" on the label) yarns. Both of the latter 2 companies also have acrylic worsted weight yarns, too. I mention these because they will have lots of colors and you should have no problem with getting those basic 3.

Jan in CA
12-28-2009, 12:34 PM
What type of fiber do you want to use?

Encore worsted has one of the most comprehensive list of colors of any yarn I know. Most yarn stores have it or it's online. It's machine washable and nice to knit with.
http://www.plymouthyarn.com/index.php?nav=cYarn.yarnDetail&yarnid=000055&searchcollection=000005

These can usually be gotten in craft stores-
Soft Acrylics - machine wash
http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=canadiana&SPP=999
http://www.coatsandclark.com/Products/KnittingCrochet/Yarns/Medium/Red+Heart+Soft+Yarn.htm

Wool - hand wash only
http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=classicwool&SPP=999

bebedechocolate
12-30-2009, 03:39 AM
Are you on Ravelry? There are lots of easy stocking cap patterns on there. Does he want something floppy or something fitted? I just knitted two Felicity hats (pattern is free, PM me if you want the link) on a family trip and they are floppy and very easy to make. I have long curly hair and I was able to tuck my hair into the hats just fine.

If he wants something fitted there are several simple beanie patterns as well. Good luck with the hat. :)

GinnyG
12-30-2009, 07:43 AM
http://i-like-lemons.blogspot.com/2008/04/felicity-hat.html
this is the felicity hat.

'Rasta" colors are just the primzry colors. Cascade 220 and 220 superwash come in a wide variety of colors including primary and are both nice worsted weight hat yarns.

AngelaR
12-30-2009, 09:13 AM
My youngest daughter will love that hat. It's just bumped my next project.