View Full Version : Looking for yarn in Rasta colors

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.

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.

These can usually be gotten in craft stores-
Soft Acrylics - machine wash

Wool - hand wash only

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. :)

12-30-2009, 07:43 AM
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.

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