I spent August of 2010 in Brooklyn. My boyfriend was living there for work so I went to hang out. We lived in a tiny converted garage with 3 windows and mice, so I tried not to stay there too much. While he was at work I walked over to McCarren Park. I spent my afternoons watching joggers and football practices while I knit. I bench hopped, listened to other people’s conversations, and designed this hat.

McCarren Park Cap

The yarn I used, Lion Brand Collection One Hundred Percent Superwash Merino, is an ode to my NYC stay, too. I bought it at the Lion Brand Studio and fell in love, both with the store and the yarn.

McCarren Park Cap is an over sized stocking cap with a wide textured brim. The hat is gathered to one side and secured with a two-button closure.

Fabric Buttons! Slouchiness! Love!


Finished Measurements One size.


Yarn Lion Brand Collection One Hundred Percent Superwash Merino (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 306 yds/100 g): #170 Dijon: 1 skein.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16″ circular (cir), size 4 (3.5 mm): double pointed needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m), 2 – 1 1/8″ fabric covered buttons, tapestry needle, fun fabric for buttons.


24 st and 32 rows = 4″ square

This pattern can be purchased individually for $3.50. It’s also part of my Hello Winter! Collection of Knitting Patterns.

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