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05-17-2006, 11:48 AM
I'd like to look at some interesting (not too difficult) patterns for kippot/yarmulkas...
I went online to free patterns and found one site (Basic knit kippah in reverse stocking stitch by Jennifer Tocker) with some possibilites but would like to see more choices.
Thanks for sending yours and with photos if possible.
Toda! :XX:

05-18-2006, 10:52 AM
you might try some of these although I was under the impression that most kipot/yarmulkas were crocheted but I guess you could knit them too
I've onlt crocheted them{many moons ago with names and all}
I do not have the patterns for lettering the kippah itself I just winged it


Kippalong -Google this, AOL search


Interweave Knits, Summer 2002, Page 96: Silk Skullcaps by Joanne Seiff

B'hatzlacha--Good Luck

05-18-2006, 11:06 AM
Thanks for the suggested sites. Both took me to the one place I had already found some knitted kippot patterns. Maybe that's all there is for free knitting patterns on line for kippot.
I appreciate your help. And will probably make from these patterns. The stripe one looks easy enough for me to do.

05-20-2006, 01:35 PM
I just saw a pattern for one in a new book. Morehouse farms? I think that was it. I'll have to go to Powells and check which book. It was lovely too. :thinking:

05-20-2006, 01:44 PM
thanks for looking...I just got my grandson a gift certificate from Powell's. Love that bookstore! Go when we visit...

05-21-2006, 07:07 PM
I tried that Jennifer Tocker pattern ... and with the caveat that I'm a rank beginner ... it didn't come out the way I'd hoped. Kind of too thin. Had been hoping to make it big as DH is partial to large rainbow kipas (as are the kids and, well, me :D) but it ended up kind of pancake-y, too.

Will maybe try it again.

But if you find a good one (particularly one that goes big), please post it.


05-21-2006, 07:25 PM
By "big" do you mean tall? I haven't tried these yet. Will get to it soon, and let you know how it comes out.

05-21-2006, 08:34 PM
Tall? Not sure what a tall kipa would look like. No, I just mean big. As in large circumference. Might look to some like a kufi, i guess, though perhaps not so head-hugging.

if i can find a link to a photo of someone wearing one, i'll post it.

06-15-2006, 12:59 AM
Well, the second and third attempts (I'm one-track) came out much better. Not really following the pattern, kind of winging it. I know, khutzpah for a rank beginner to wing it, but anyway ...

Have made it bigger, at least an extra 15 to 20 rows, plus it's in garter stitch (am alternating k/p on the circular needles, so that's called garter stitch, right?) the whole way.

DH is very happy with them, though I can see how uneven the stitches are and all the little holes and ... but he loves them.

Used Rowan Cotton Glace yarn for them but it's hugely expensive. Am trying to figure out what else will be so light (DH says they're very light, good for warm weather yarmulkes).

06-15-2006, 06:50 AM
Here's another cool pattern:


06-15-2006, 10:32 AM
Wow, these are wonderful Kippot. I love the "tall"ness of them. that is what I meant as "tall or big" in the previous posts. And I love that they come in three sizes...baby, child and adult. I see there are some new things to learn...LLI for instance and RLI, new to me...but I am one who believes that with time, patience and perserverance I should be able to figure out a pattern or stitch. Not that I have attempted anything unually difficult yet...but have faith in myself to at least TRY!

I haven't attempted any Kippot yet, as I got onto a few other projects: not knitting...i.e. (I crocheted a huge "Lion Blanket for GS" and am started on an equally large "Doggie Blanket" for GD. They are three dimentional figures. Very Very Cute! Project #s 3 & 4 are Cloth/Felt activity books for my (same) not yet 2 yr old Grand(twin)children to play with on an up coming 7 hr flight to the east coast. Wish I had a sewing machine, but since I do not am sewing all by hand. Takes time. Will get to the kippot eventually and in the meantime am printing out the patterns. Thanks again.

06-19-2006, 07:06 PM
So with that woolywonders pattern (thanks :)), if you didn't do that purl three rows in a row, then it would just come out without that ridge, is that right?

A beginner question, I know. Because I'm a beginner.


06-21-2006, 07:51 AM
So with that woolywonders pattern (thanks :)), if you didn't do that purl three rows in a row, then it would just come out without that ridge, is that right?

A beginner question, I know. Because I'm a beginner.


Right, you wouldn't have that ridge. However, the ridge has a purpose. It helps the sides turn smoothly into the top. Without the ridge, it would lose a lot of its shape.

06-22-2006, 03:44 PM
Just FYI, I'm posting a picture of the kippah I made for my father from the Jennifer Tocker pattern - I'm a fairly new knitter (and was even newer when I made this a few months ago!) but it came out okay - a bit floppy, but he says he wears it and I guess no one has laughed at him... ;) I used Manos de Uruguay Stria in a navy color. ETA: As you can see, I decided to skip any patterns... it would have taken me forever, and I had a deadline as my parents were coming to visit!

09-12-2006, 02:29 PM
The Woolywonder keppie is adorable! I've made several kippot, but now I want to adapt a lace pattern or beading to one. Of course, I need to fit those in between all the socks I knit...!

09-12-2006, 08:22 PM
That crocheted lion blanket is outrageous! :notworthy: how many ends did you have to weave in for that?!

03-27-2007, 02:10 PM
Just found this post through a search on Google.

I love the colors of the Manos yarn, but the recommended gauge for the yarn (18-20 sts/1") is really too heavy for the pattern, which may be why it didn't shape the way you had expected. The recommended yarn is much finer.

Take a look at the Kippalong blog posts on http://yarnaholicconfessions-thegroupblog.blogspot.com/2005_05_01_archive.html for some ideas and thanks for trying out my pattern.

03-27-2007, 02:32 PM
Well, how strange! Granted, I made that yarmulke a year ago when I was even newer to knitting than I am now and didn't know much about yarn weights, but now on line in some places I'm finding Stria listed as "heavy worsted" and in others as "DK" - when I bought it at a LYS I asked for DK weight and that's what they sold me. All very odd!

I'll have to give the pattern another try in another yarn some time - thank you for pointing this out to me! It's a lovely pattern - and maybe someday I'll have the nerve to try the design pattern out (I've never done any sort of patterning before).

03-27-2007, 03:56 PM
Nikki,you posted a comment to me in Sept 2006 about a Lion Blanket I made...crocheted...you asked how many ends I had to sew in. My guess would be a million and ten at least. LOL but it was so worth it. My little grandson adores his Lion Blanket and knows Grandma made it for him. (he's 2 1/2) his twin sister got the Doggie Blanket. She loves hers too.
After reading your message I went to your blog...
I am impressed with all your knitting I see there. You do beautiful work. The thong is amazing. I just cannot get to a place of believing it's comfortable to have a string of any fabric in the "crack" of my buttocks! Really? It is not a bother? Never the less, the pink one is lovely.

And I loved your outlook on buttocks! I will try to view mine anew with loving eyes. :-)

thanks for your comments in Knittinghelp.com.

04-30-2007, 07:44 PM
Is it khutzpah to ask for a crochet pattern for a yarmulke on a knitting site?


04-30-2007, 09:19 PM
Did you see this one?


04-30-2007, 10:48 PM
Kutzpah for sure!

And thanks for the added patterns. I've not yet attempted to knit on double point needles. A next challenge?