Retro-style stocking cap

Here is a stocking cap I made for my niece. She loves anything retro. It reminds me of the ones her mother & I wore as kids back in the sixties. Anyone else remember these?

OMGosh, I love that!!!

is that the standard decrease by one every other row?
I tried to make one decreasing every row and it got short way to fast
yours is LOVELY
someday I will make a way cool one of those too

but your stripes ROCK


Very very cute!

I bet that took a long time! Cute!

that looks really really great

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Yes I remember those! My era! Yours is adorable and best of all hand made! I only remember the store bought ones!

That is great. And it looks so professionally/perfectly made! I love that it can wrap around as a scarf.


Oooh, I’ve been wanting to make one of these for my mom. Happen to remember where you got the pattern?

OH YES :cheering: :muah: :hug: :happydance:
I remember those hat/scarfs - they were the best and you can NOT buy them now adays - so the knit ones are sweet!!!

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That hat is so cool! I love your perfect pom-pom on the end. How long did it take to knit that hat, as it’s as long as your neice is tall? :teehee:

[color=blue]Wow :cheering: that brings back :heart: memories of runner sleds and ice skating… could you share where you got your pattern? Thanks!

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anne [/color]

I’m glad you liked it. It was fun to make because I just made it up as I went. I started it out like a regular hat with about 70 stitches on size 5 needles with a ribbing for about an inch and a half, then increased to 80 stitches and size 8 needles and continued until it was about 7 inches. Then I decreased four stitches every 9 rows until I got to 60 stitches. I wanted it to be long enough for her to wrap it around her neck as a scarf too, so I kept the 60 stitches for a while. When it was long enough, I then made 2 decreases every 9 rows, alternating the decreases. I don’t know how else to describe it other than north/south then east/west until I got down to 8 stitches. Closed it off and began the marathon of weaving in the ends, then sewed on the pompom.


I hadn’t made a pom pom in 40 years, it was fun. I’m going to make a bunch of white ones to hang on my Christmas tree so they look like snowballs since most of my ornaments are snowmen.

What a hoot! I love it!


Way cool!!! I want to try to make one for DD. Thanks for sharing.

:cheering: That’s great!!! :cheering: I’m making a stocking cap for my DH but it’s not going to be that long. How long did it take and how much yarn did you you?

Nadja xxx

Wow , that brings back so many memories .
Love the stripes and how it is also a scarf .
Thank you for sharing how you made it .
My kids love it too and now want me to make them one . :teehee:
About how much yarn did you use ?

:aww: Thanks everybody!! I don’t know how long it took, cuz I was working on several different projects at once. It seems like I came up with the idea about 3 weeks ago, after Thanksgiving for sure. The cap is a Christmas gift so I had to hurry and get it mailed. The model isn’t my niece, but she is about the same height so it should be nice and long for her too! I wanted it to be pretty durable so I used Red Heart yarn. Probably about 3/4 of a skein of the black and just small portions of the other colors. It was actually a stash busting project since I had all the colors on hand and was trying to be thrifty without looking like it. :teehee: