Looking for "skull cap" pattern

Getting holiday projects ready, a friend of mine wants a cap like Muslim men wear. It's not really just a short ski cap-- and wonder if anyone has come across such a pattern. Please let me know.


MMario's picture

I've seen two styles - one *is* very much like a brimless watchcap/skullcap. Whatever you want to call it. Sometimes with a texture or even a lace pattern. Occasionally colourwork. The other style is a pill-box type - a circle with straight sides. This is more frequently done in colourwork. I've seen both types called kufi, though the more correct term for the second style is keppeh.

instructions for a kufi here

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Mario's right (again!).  Any watchcap recipe will work, just omit the first set of rows (should be identifiable by around 10-20 rows of k1, p1,  or k2, p2.  So, start where that stops either in plain knit OR you *could* do k2tog, yo,  to give a more Kufi look.  

Anyway, these sites should help get you going and then you can improvise on a 'theme' !Cool


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Jeff1201PA's picture

This is a pattern that I've been wanting to try.  I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for, but it's worth checking out

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

Bill's picture

Jeff, that pattern looks good...but the largest size is only 22 inches... most men's heads are closer to 23... do you know if anyone has tried that pattern...

I have knit several of thse head hugger hats -- the pattern is a bit confusing at first but its a great excercise in short row shaping and the pattern was written by a man who knits!