stylish burglar stocking cap - free pattern

This is a really, really easy cap to knit, and is very warm and very cute!  When my sissy saw me put it on without the pompom, she told me I looked like a burglar, and the name stuck.  With the pompom, though, it's too cute to be a bad guy's hat!

skill level:



one skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, in Charcoal

.inch pompom form

stitch marker

one US 10.5 circular needle

one set US 10.5 or less dpn

Gauge: ten sts 14 rnds 4", laying flat, unstretched in 1x1 rib.  Stretched should be about 8 sts 4".


CO 50 sts.  Join in round, careful not to twist stitches. Place marker for beginning of round.

*k1, p1* till piece measures 9" from beginning.

Crown shaping:

*Work 8 sts in patt, last st was knit. K2t*

K 1 rnd.

*work 7 sts  in patt, k2t* 1 rnd.

K 1 rnd.

*work 6 sts in patt, k2t* 1 round.

*work 5 sts in patt, k2t*

*work 4 in patt, k2t*

*work 3 in patt, k2t*

*work 2 in patt, k2t*

*Work 1 in patt, k2t*

K2t around.

Pull yarn through remaining sts, pull tight, tie off.

Make the pompom, tie to top, weave in ends, ans enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I love love love the thickness and color of the hat. Well done