Thinking Cap Using Pure Cashmere

Lead designer: Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

Bring a touch of opulence into your everyday. Inspired by a ready-to-wear Italian cashmere cap, this hand-knit version is sleek and utterly seamless.



PDF pattern of Churchmouse's Pattern - Thinking Cap


Shibui Knits Pure Cashmere
100% Ethically sourced cashmere
220 yds / 25 g
2 skeins
Shown in Ash

Build Your Own Kit

Interested in a different color? Pick your favorite color of Pure Cashmere and then visit Ravelry to grab the pattern to build your own kit!

Needles & Notions

US 1 (2.25mm) 16"/40cm circular and 5 double-point needles, or size to get gauge

US 0 (2mm) 16"/40cm circular needle or one size smaller than gauge needle

US C/2 (2.75cm) crochet hook and 1 locking marker for provisional cast-on

4 very fine stitch markers (one in a contrast color) to mark decreases without creating gaps (knotted loops of fine yarn work nicely)

5 yds/m smooth fingering-weight waste yarn for provisional cast-on

Darning needle to finish

Finished Size

Approx. 19"/48cm around x 10"/25 cm long; fits 20-23"/51-58cm head.


For confidence that your knitted project will turn out the right size, it is important to swatch your yarn and block it before diving into the project. Your stitch gauge is important for fit; your row gauge will affect the length. You can also assess whether you like the feel of the fabric.


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