Colorwork Cap


See notes below for details about the Colorwork Cap pattern, and take a peek at our Colorwork Cap Kit for easy one-stop shopping for your project!

From the Churchmouse website:

This little cap is a delicious taste of stranded colorwork.  We skipped the typical shading of traditional Fair Isle design but kept the guideline of using only two colors per round to keep it simpler for first time stranders!

This Colorwork Cap shines in a finer DK-weight, warm and woolly yarn with a great color palette. So we picked perennial favorite Rowan Felted Tweed!

This 4-page pattern includes:

  • Six colored charts showing the colorways we put together
  • A plain chart for choosing your own colorway
  • Tips on color dominance and choosing colors for stranded colorwork
  • Special Techniques—Swatching in the Round
  • Instructions for seaming, blocking, and finishing your piece


Approx. 20"/51cm around x 10"/25.5cm tall, after blocking.

4 skeins Rowan Felted Tweed (191 yds/175m each): 1 skein each in Colors A, B, C, D.
Note: This is enough for at least three hats! Or approx. 110 yds/100m in Color A and 30 yds/27m each in Colors B, C and D in an equivalent DK-weight yarn, per hat.

Shell colorway (page 4 of pattern) uses colors 177, 212, 173, and 153.
Sea colorway (page 1 of pattern) uses colors 190, 216, 207, and 211.
Heather colorway (page 1 and 2 of pattern) uses colors 161, 154, 205, and 151.

US 5 (3.75mm) 16"/40cm circular needle and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge in plain stockinette stitch.
US 6 (4mm) 16"/40cm circular needle, or one size large than plain stockinette gauge needle, or size to obtain gauge in colorwork.
US 3 (3.25mm) 16"/40cm circular needle for ribbing, or two sizes smaller than plain stockinette gauge needle.
4 stitch markers plus 1 locking marker in a different color for beginning of round. Darning needle to finish.

Approx. 24 sts/28 rounds = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch in the round and in colorwork in the round, after blocking.

Errata for Churchmouse Colorwork Cap

Note: There is an error in row 29 of the charts for the 'Sea' colourway, but all other charts included in the pattern are correct. If in doubt, follow the greyscale chart on the last page of the pattern.