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.
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.
McCARREN PARK CAP
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.