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Zeppelins Newsboy Cap

With the upcoming birth of my first grandson, my daughter-in-law wanted a newsboy cap for him. I wanted it to be exactly what she wanted, so this is what I came up with.
Happy looming!! Granny T.

(This pattern is brought to you by our latest featured designer Tonya Vanoy. I think her Zeppelins Newsboy Cap looks similar to a baseball or kroner cap and is super cute! Thank you Tonya for sharing your loomy talents with us all. -Kristen Mangus)

Zeppelins newsboy cap

by Tonya Vanoy

Materials:

Caron Simply Soft blue (I used less than 1 skein) using 2 strands as 1 KB hat loom with at least 24 pegs (using all holes).  3/8″ small gauge loom working as a flat panel. (Alt use Knitting Board AllnOne, KISS loom, Martha Stewart loom, etc).
Loom hook, scissors, yarn needle, crochet hook size I/9 – 5.50 mm.
2 buttons of your choice.

The Ultimate Oval Loom 3

Gauge:

4”x4” swatch = 11 pegs by 32 rows
Finished hat dimensions = 17” in diameter, 4” high. All knit stitches are E-wrap.

Techniques:

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Ewrap (e-wrap)

Purl

Chain Cast On

Stretchy Bind off

Slip peg or Slip Stitch

 

Body of hat: (knit on the WS or “Wrong Side”)

Chain cast on 13 pegs (working from left to right)

Seed stitch for 3 rows (all knits are E-wrap). {written as rows 1-3 below}

 row 1  Slip peg 13, purl peg 12, knit peg 11, purl peg 10, knit peg 9, purl peg 8, knit peg 7, purl peg 6, knit peg 5, purl peg 4, knit peg 3, purl peg 2, knit peg 1 (Also written as Sl st, *p,k* rep bet *,* to end).

 row 2   Slip peg 1, knit peg 2, purl peg 3, knit peg 4, purl peg 5, knit peg 6, purl peg 7, knit peg 8, purl peg 9, knit peg 10, purl peg 11, knit peg 12, knit peg 13 (Also written as Sl st, *k,p* rep bet *,* to end).

 row 3  Slip peg 13, purl peg 12, knit peg 11, purl peg 10, knit peg 9, purl peg 8, knit peg 7, purl peg 6, knit peg 5, purl peg 4, knit peg 3, purl peg 2, knit peg 1 (Also written as Sl st, *p,k* rep bet *,* to end).

(your working yarn should now be on the left)

 row 4     Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-13, knit over

 row 5     Slip peg 13, ewrap 12-1, knit over

 row 6     Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-13, knit over

 row 7     Slip peg 13, ewrap 12-1, knit over

 row 8     Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-13, knit over

 row 9     Slip peg 13, ewrap 12-1, knit over

 row 10   Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-13, knit over

 row 11   Slip peg 13, ewrap 12-1, knit over

 row 12   Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-13, knit over

 row 13   Slip peg 13, ewrap 12-1, knit over

 row 14   Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-13, knit over

 row 15   Slip peg 13, ewrap 12-1, knit over  (working yarn is on left).

Decrease 1 peg each end, (move loop from peg 1 to peg 2 and loop from peg 13 to peg 12, do not knit over) you should now have 11 pegs.

 row 16   Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-11, knit over (peg 11 will have 2 loops to knit over)

 row 17   Slip peg 11, ewrap 10-1, knit over (peg 1 will have 2 loops to knit over)

 row 18   Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-11, knit over (working yarn is on right)

Decrease 1 peg each end, (move loop from peg 1 to peg 2 and loop from peg 11 to peg 10, do not knit over) you should now have 9 pegs.

 row 19   Slip peg 9, ewrap 8-1, knit over (peg 1 will have 2 loops to knit over)

 row 20   Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-9, knit over (peg 9 will have 2 loops to knit over)

 row 21   Slip peg 9, ewrap 8-1, knit over (working yarn is on left)

Decrease 1 peg each end, (move loop from peg 1 to peg 2 and loop from peg 9 to peg 8, do not knit over) you should now have 7 pegs.

 row 22   Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-7, knit over (peg 7 will have 2 loops to knit over)

 row 23   Slip peg 7, ewrap 6-1, knit over (peg 1 will have 2 loops to knit over)

Decrease 1 peg each end, (move loop from peg 1 to peg 2 and loop from peg 7 to peg 6, do not knit over) you should now have 5 pegs.

 row 24   Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-5, knit over (peg 5 will have 2 loops to knit over)

 row 25   Slip peg 5, ewrap 4-1, knit over (peg 1 will have 2 loops to knit over)

Decrease 1 peg each end, (move loop from peg 1 to peg 2 and loop from peg 5 to peg 4, do not knit over) you should now have 3 pegs.

 row 26   Slip peg 1, ewrap 2-3, knit over (peg 3 will have 2 loops to knit over)

 row 27   Slip peg 3, ewrap 2-1, knit over (peg 1 will have 2 loops to knit over)

Decrease 1 peg each end, (move loop from peg 1 to peg 2, knit over   move loop from peg 3 to peg 2, knit over).

Bind off last remaining peg (wrap peg, knit over, take loop off peg and pull working yarn through making a knot).

You have now finished 1 panel of your hat and will need to make 4 more!

 

When you are finished with all five panels you will need to seam them together, leaving the ‘seam’ exposed giving the ridge look running down the length of the hat. I seamed using a whip stitch from the back of the e-wrap, through both loops, on both both panels. Close the gap at the top. Set aside….(I sewed mine together so that the backside of the enwrap, which is actually a purl, would be left exposed).  (Editors notes: You now have the main portion of the Zeppelins Newsboy Cap completed.  It could be said you can stop here for a fun beanie with a propeller on top for Alice in Wonderland fans…LOL! Ok now you’ll add a bill and strap to actually complete to look of your Zeppelins Newsboy Cap).

 

Bill of cap:

Chain cast on for 13 pegs (working left to right)

 row 1   Slip peg 13, purl peg 12, knit peg 11, purl peg 10, knit peg 9, purl peg 8, knit peg 7, purl peg 6, knit peg 5, purl peg 4, knit peg 3, purl peg 2, knit peg 1, increase by 1 peg (take loop off of peg 1 and move to left. wrap the old peg 1 twice and knit over).

 row 2   Starting with your new peg 3, knit peg 3, purl peg 4, knit peg 5, purl peg 6, knit peg 7, purl peg 8, knit peg 9, purl peg 10, knit peg 11, purl peg 12, knit peg 13, knit peg 14, increase by 1 peg (take loop off of peg 14 and move to right. Wrap the old peg 14 twice and knit over) you now have 15 pegs and your working yarn is on the right.

 row 3   Starting with peg 13, purl peg 13, knit peg 12, purl peg 11, knit peg 10, purl peg 9, knit peg 8, purl peg 7, knit peg 6, purl peg 5, knit peg 4, purl peg 3, knit peg 2, knit peg 1, increase by 1 peg (take loop off of peg 1 and move to the left. wrap the old peg 1 twice and knit over)

 row 4   Starting with your new peg 3, purl peg 3, knit peg 4, purl peg 5, knit peg 6, purl peg 7, knit peg 8, purl peg 9, knit peg 10, purl peg 11, knit peg 12, purl peg 13, knit peg 14, purl peg 15, knit peg 16, increase by 1 peg (take loop off of peg 16 and move to the right, wrap the old peg 16 twice and knit over) you now have 17 pegs and your working yarn is on the right

 row 5   Starting with your peg 15, knit peg 15, purl peg 14, knit peg 13, purl peg 12, knit peg 11, purl peg 10, knit peg 9, purl peg 8, knit peg 7, purl peg 6, knit peg 5, purl peg 4, knit peg 3, purl peg 2, knit peg 1, increase by 1 peg (take loop off of peg 1 and move to the left, wrap the old peg 1 twice and knit over)

 row 6  Starting with your new peg 3, knit peg 3, purl peg 4, knit peg 5, purl peg 6, knit peg 7, purl peg 8, knit peg 9, purl peg 10, knit peg 11, purl peg 12, knit peg 13, purl peg 14, knit peg 15, purl peg 16, knit peg 17, knit peg 18, increase by 1 peg (take loop off of peg 18 and move to the right, wrap the old peg 18 twice and knit over) you now have 19 pegs and your working yarn is on the right.

 row 7   Starting with your new peg 17, purl peg 17, knit peg 16, purl peg 15, knit peg 14, purl peg 13, knit peg 12, purl peg 11, knit peg 10, purl peg 9, knit peg 8, purl peg 7, knit peg 6, purl peg 5, knit peg 4, purl peg 3, knit peg 2, knit peg 1, increase by 1 peg (take loop off of peg 1 and move to the left, wrap the old peg 1 twice and knit over).

 row 8   Starting with your new peg 3, purl peg 3, knit peg 4, purl peg 5, knit peg 6, purl peg 7, knit peg 8, purl peg 9, knit peg 10, purl peg 11, knit peg 12, purl peg 13, knit peg 14, purl peg 15, knit peg 16, purl peg 17, knit peg 18, purl peg 19, knit peg 20, increase by 1 peg (take loop off of peg 20 and move to the right, wrap the old peg 20 twice and knit over) you now have 21 pegs and your working yarn is on the right.

 Now it is time to attach your hat to your bill! With your hat turned inside out, find the center of your hat and your bill (your bill is still on your loom) loop your hat back onto the loom. Make sure you have a loop on every peg, but only the working 21 pegs. Do a super stretchy bind off, weave in ends. Turn hat right side out and set aside. Now your Zeppelins Newsboy Cap is ready as a baseball hat or add the strap below to complete this cutie Zeppelins newsboy cap! Have I said it enough? I love this hat!

 

Strap:

Chain cast on 24 pegs

 row 1   slip peg 1, knit peg 2, purl peg 3, continue to peg 24

 row 2   slip peg 24, purl peg 23, knit peg 22, continue to peg 1

 row 3   slip peg 1, knit peg 2, purl peg 3, continue to peg 24

 row 4   slip peg 24, purl peg 23, knit peg 22, continue to peg 1

 row 5   slip peg 1, knit peg 2, purl peg 3, continue to peg 24

 row 6   slip peg 24, purl peg 23, knit peg 22, continue to peg 1

Super stretchy bind off, weave in ends. Center the strap on hat and secure. Add buttons and you are finished!

YAY! Your Zeppelins Newsboy Cap is super cute I bet. Now share it with the world! Post a photo on the GoodKnit Kisses Facebook page or Instagram with #ZeppelinsNewsboyCap or #GoodKnitKisses and share the loomy love!

zeppelins newsboy cap

(Editors note: I hope you enjoy your Zeppelins Newsboy Cap.  I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I haven’t tested it yet, but will, and will make a video so stay subscribed to the GKK YouTube page with email options turned on!  you will get the video as soon as it’s uploaded.  Thanks again!  -Kristen Mangus   P.S. I hope you like my editor’s notes added in italics for Zeppelins Newsboy cap.  There were just a few places I wanted to clarify.  I try not to change much on patterns and leave as is but add a few remarks hopeful that will help you.)

Zeppelins Newsboy Cap placeholder for video later.

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