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Caprifoglio

 Caprifoglio
Top down earflap hat 

 

Caprifoglio is the Italian word for honeysuckle. This top down earflap hat was named after its flowers, because its seems like honeysuckle is blooming all over it.  

The flowers are created with a special lace stitch. You make your yo holes like usual. Then, while knitting, you pull loops through them. It looks quite complicated, but it is simple and fun to do.

  

MATERIALS:

For this hat only one yarn color is used. For more color schemes see Chevrefeuille .

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Purple hat: 1 skein of Lana Grossa Windsor [50 g, 110 m, 55% merino wool, 31% mohair, 14% polyamide) 

- Grey hat: 2 skeins of 3Suisses Zamyra [50 g, 100% wool] (taken double)  

1 set US #8/5 mm double-point needles
1 stitch marker
 

Size and Gauge
One size (grown up female)
14 sts/20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch/pattern stitch   

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
CO - cast on
k - knit
p  - purl
pm - place marker
kfb - knit into front and back of stitch
m1R – make 1 sts from the right
dec - decrease
inc - increase
k tbl -Knit through back of loop
ktog – knit together
k2tog - knit two together
SSK - slip 2 stitches as if to knit and then knit those 2 stitches together (every extra S means 1 one st to slip, so SSSK: slip 3 sts etc)
m1 - make one stitch
psso pass slipped stitch[es] over
st[s] stitch[es]
St st stockinette stitch
tbl through back of loop[s]
tog together
YO yarn over
BO bind off 
(!): take notice! 

 

SPECIAL STITCHES

RLH (Right loops-through-holes stitch):  pick up working yarn from back to front through yo hole (2 rounds below), and place loop on right needle. Repeat for yo holes of 4 and 6 rounds below.

 LLH (Left loops-through-holes stitch): pick up working yarn through yo hole 6 rounds below and place loop on right needle. Repeat for yo holes of 4 and 2 rounds below. 

PATTERN

Crown:
Co 6 sts divide over 3 needles and connect in the round. (If you prefer, use provisionary or belly button cast on)
Round 1: kfb out of every s (12 sts) 
Round 2 and all even rounds: knit
Round 3: kfb out of every s (24 sts) 
Round 5: k2, kfb, repeat till end (32 sts) 
Round 7: k1, *k2, kfb, (10 times), k1 (42 sts) 
Round 9: k5, kfb, (7 times) (49 sts) 
Round 11: k6, kfb (7 times) (56 sts) Place marker at beginning of round  

Hat body (lace pattern):
(chartknitters start at row 1, third sts)

Round 1: k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, (7 times)
Round 2: k 
Round 3: k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1 (7 times) 
Round 4: k 
Round 5: m1R, knit together new s with first s, yo, k5, yo, ssk, (7 times) (63 sts) 
Round 6: k 
Round 7: k4, RLH, k1, LLH, k4 (7 times) 
Round 8: k4, ktog 3 loops, 1 st and 3 loops through back loop, k4, (7 times) 
Round 9:  knit 
Round 10: k4, kfb, k4, (7 times) (70 sts)  

Row 11: k1, yo, ssk, knit 5, k2tog, yo, repeat till end
Row 12: knit
Row 13: k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, repeat till end.
Row 14: knit
Row 15: k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2 repeat till end.
Row 16: knit
Row 17: *k1, LLH, k9, RLH, repeat from *
Round 18: ktog 1 st and 3 loops (back loop), *k9, ktog 3 loops, 1s and 3 loops (back loop), repeat from*, pass last 3 loops over first sts of round.
Round 19: knit
R
ound 20: knit

Chartknitters: start at row 11 and at 6th sts)
Row 21: k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, repeat till end;
Row 22: knit
Row 23: k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, repeat till end; 
Row 24: knit 
Row 25: k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, repeat till end 
Row 26: knit 
Row 27: *k5, RLH, k1, LLH, k4, repeat till end. 
Row 28: k5, ktog 3 loops, 1 st and 3 loops through back loop, k4, repeat till end
Row 29:  knit 
Row 30: knit

Chartknitters: start at row 11 and first sts 
Row 31: k1, yo, ssk, knit 5, k2tog, yo, repeat till end.
R
ow 32: knit
Row 33: k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, repeat till end. 
Row 34: knit
R
ow 35: k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2 repeat till end. 
Row 36: knit 
Row 37: *k1, LLH, k9, RLH, repeat from * 
Round 38: ktog 1 st and 3 loops (back loop), *k9, ktog 3 loops, 1s and 3 loops (back loop),
repeat from*, pass last 3 loops over first sts of round.
Round 39: knit
Round 40: knit

Brim and earflaps

Round 1 - 4: k1, p1, k1, p1, k13, p1, *k1, p1 [13 times] k13, p1, *k1, p1 [6 times] 
Round 5: k1, p1, k1, p1, k13, p1, *k1, p1 [13 times] k13, BO 11 sts 
Switch to straight needles if you want and knit first earflap.  

Earflap 1: 
Row 1: BO 2 sts, p1, k13, p1, k1 
Row 2: p1, k1, p13, k1, p1 
Row 3: k1, p1, ssk, p9, k2tog, p1, k1 
Row 4: p1, k1, p11, k1, p1 
R
ow 5: k1, p1, ssk, k7, k2tog, p1, k1 
Row 6: p1, k1, p9, k1, p1 
Row 7: k1, p1, sssk(!), yo, k5, yo, k3tog(!), p1, k1 
Row 8: p1, k1, p9, k1, p1 
Ro
w 9: k1, p1, sssk, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, p1, k1
R
ow 10: p1, k1, p7, k1, p1 
Row 11: k1, p1, sssk, yo, k1, yo, k3 tog, p1, k1 
Row 12: p1, k1, p5, k1, p1 
Row 13: k1, p1, sssk, yo, k2tog (!), p1, k1 
Row 14: p1, k1, p3, k1, p1 
Row 15: k1, p1, k3tog, p1, k1 
Row 16: p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 17: k1, k3tog, k1
Row 18: p1, k1, p1 
Row 19: k3tog
Cut yarn, thread yarn end through sts, pull tight, secure. 
 

Earflap 2: 
Connect yarn,  BO 23 sts, knit earflap 2 like 1. 

FINISHING 
Weave in ends. Embroider loops on ear flaps like in lace sts.
Embroider loopy star on top if you like. Make braids on earflaps and on top. 

 

CHART 
(Don't take notice of the colors. They are meant for the Chevrefeuille pattern)