Photos: Rod Lohin
Model: An Li Tsang


Crystal Palace Yarns

Child's Knit Capelet in Cotton Chenille with Squiggle Trim

Designed and Knit by Beryl Tsang
for the Naked Sheep and Crystal Palace Yarns.

Pattern is written age/size 2 with addition sizes in parentheses (4, 6, 8, 10, 12)

Yarns: 2-50 gr skeins (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) any jewel-toned Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) 50 gr. ball of Crystal Palace Squiggle.
[Colors here: Cotton Chenille #1219 and Squiggle #9298 "code pink"]

Gauge: 3-4 stitches per inch

Needle: 4 - 4.5 mm/ US size 6-7 Crystal Palace Bamboo circular needles, 4.5 bamboo crochet hook. [Be sure to check your gauge in St st with Cotton Chenille before beginning.]

Notions: Stitch markers, small eye tapestry needs, and 1-2 large decorative buttons.

Start by:

Casting on 62 stitches (70,78,86,94,102)

Knit 2, purl 2. Repeat ribbing for 2.5 (3, 4, 4.5, 4.5, 5) inches, ending on a right side row.


First Row: knit two together, yarn over, knit two together, repeat until end of row.

Next row: Purl.

Next row: Place marker, purl 1, make 1, knit 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24), make 1, place marker, bring yarn foward, slip next stitch purlwise, make 1, Knit 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24), make 1, place, marker, bring yarn forward, slip next stitch purlwise, make 1, knit 14 (16, 16, 20,22,24), make 1, bring yarn forward, slip next stitch purlwise, knit 14 (16, 18, 20,22,24) make 1. Purl last stitch.

Next row. Knit first stitch, purl until last stitch, then knit last stitch.

Next Row: Purl first stitch, make 1 stitch, continue knitting to next marker, make 1 stitch, bring yarn forward, slip mark stitch purlwise, make 1 stitch, continue knitting to next marker, Make 1 stitch. Bring yarn forward, slip marked stitch purlwise, make 1 stitch, knit until second to last stitch, make 1, purl last stitch.

Continue in this way until you have 126 (142, 164, 186 208, 216) on your needle.

Next row: (the wrong side) knit 1 stitch, purl to end, knit last stitch.

Next row: Purl first stitch, knit until next marker, yarn forward, slip stitch purlwise, continue in this way until the end of row, purl last stitch.

Next row: Knit first stitch and purl until end of row, knit last stitch.

Continue these two rows until caplet is 10.5 (13, 15.5, 17.5, 20, 22, 24) inches long, from top to bottom ending on a right side.


Double the Crystal Palace Squiggle.

Knit all rows with yarn held double (on both right and wrong sides) until fringe is 2.5 (3, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5) inches long.

Bind off.

With crochet hook and chenille, chain stitch a 1.5 inch loop on the right edge, where the collar meets the caplet Sew button on the left side.

Weave in ends and block by gently dipping in warm water, shape and lay flat to dry.

A Special Thank you to Beryl Tsang for sharing this pattern with us and to her hockey-playing daughter, An Li for modeling her capelet.


copyright 2005 Beryl Tsang & Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Cotton Chenille and Squiggle are welcome to use this free patterns for their customers.