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How to tie a cockerel cap


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The cap "Cockerel" is a man's headdress, very popular in the 80's.

Initially, the hat was intended for sports, but so fond of the representatives of the stronger sex, that they carried it to the feast, the world, and the good people.

Such hats were made of knitted fabric, but experienced needlewomen quickly mastered the knitting of this cap on spokes.

You will need

  • - tape measure-
  • - spokes-
  • - yarn-
  • - scissors-
  • - cardboard.



Choose the right yarn. Net wool, with the exception of wool for children's knitting, is usually pricked. When in contact with open areas of the head, a cap bound from such a coat may cause irritation. Choose a wool with a small admixture of acrylic (about 30-40%), this yarn is more elastic, the products from it are well kept in shape and not prickled. Measure the circumference of the head, laying a centimeter tape across the back of the head, ears and the frontal part. Tie the sample from the prepared thread, calculate the required number of hinges for the cap.


Type the required number of loops on the spokes andKnit an elastic band, alternating two purl and two facial loops, 4-5cm. Next, knit the front face to the desired height. To correctly determine this height, put the ruler on the top of the head and attach an untied cap to the head. If the ruler and the knitted fabric intersect, proceed to the gradual decrease of the loops.


For the correct formation of the classical"Cockerel", divide the canvas into two halves, equal in number of loops. Reduce the loops on both sides, in each second row, tying them with the front lines, three at a time. When the spokes have a number of loops equal to 10 cm, close all the loops and sew the top of the cap with a knitted suture.


Top of the "Cockerel" caps sew a cord, long10-15cm with a brush on the end. The cord is made from the same yarn that was used for the cap. To do this, cut three identical pieces of thread, equal to the triple length of the cord. Tie them together with one knot and weave a thin braid, the end of which is also fixed. To make a brush, wind the thread on a piece of cardboard, which is equal in length to its size. For a small brush it is enough to make 8-10 turns. Remove the yarn and bind it in one place with a strong thread. Cut the opposite side. Step back from the edge of the brush 2-3cm and rewind the brush with a monophonic thread. Brush the attachment to the cord and sew to the cap.

How to tie a cockerel cap Was last modified: May 20th, 2017 By Gyykeusc
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