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Amelia Earhart Aviator Cap

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Designed by: Flor
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While the directions for this cap may appear complicated at first glance, it is really an easy hat to knit.

Materials:

Gauge: approx. 20 sts = 10 cm (4"). For DK yarn, 22 sts = 10 cm (4")

The cap is knit flat and sideways and is reversible. You may choose your favorite side before sewing the back seam. Knitting this cap with a plain yarn of one color shows the knitting pattern best. This pattern makes a nice lightweight, warmer weather chemo cap when knit with DK yarn. Do not use a thick (bulky) yarn for this pattern.

Directions:

Cast on 36 stitches leaving a tail 25-30" long for sewing the back seam.

Row 1: (Wrong Side) *K2, P2* (9 times). (36 st)
Row 2: Inc 1 st (i.e., K1, then K1 into the back loop of the same st), *P2, K2* (8 times), P2, W&T (Wrap, slip the wrapped stitch, and Turn: (37 st; 1 on left needle, 36 on right needle)

After working the last P st, move the yarn between the needles to the back of the work; slip the next st on the left needle to the right needle; move the yarn between the needles to the front of the work; slip the wrapped stitch back to the left needle; turn).

Row 3: K2, *P2, K2* (8 times), P2. (37 st)
Rows 4-29: Repeat rows 2-3 for 13 times more.

Tip: You may wish to use a small plastic marker. At the end of each odd numbered row, move the marker over one stitch to be between the last P2 and the wrapped stitch. At the start of each even numbered row, one stitch has been added to the R needle.
Row 4: (38 st; 2 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 5: (38 st)
Row 6: (39 st; 3 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 7: (39 st)
Row 8: (40 st; 4 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 9: (40 st)
Row 10: (41 st; 5 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 11: (41 st)
Row 12: (42 st; 6 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 13: (42 st)
Row 14: (43 st; 7 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 15: (43 st)
Row 16: (44 st; 8 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 17: (44 st)
Row 18: (45 st; 9 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 19: (45 st)
Row 20: (46 st; 10 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 21: (46 st)
Row 22: (47 st; 11 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 23: (47 st)
Row 24: (48 st; 12 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 25: (48 st)
Row 26: (49 st; 13 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 27: (49 st)
Row 28: (50 st; 14 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 29: (50 st)
Row 30: K2 tog (i.e., dec 1 st in K), K1, *P2, K2* (8 times), P2, W&T. (49 st; 13 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 31: K2, *P2, K2* (8 times), P2. (49 st)
Rows 32-55: Repeat rows 30-31 for 12 times more.
Row 32: (48 st; 12 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 33: (48 St)
Row 34: (47 st; 11 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 35: (47 st)
Row 36: (46 st; 10 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 37: (46 st)
Row 38: (45 st; 9 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 39: (45 st)
Row 40: (44 st; 8 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 41: (44 st)
Row 42: (43 st; 7 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 43: (43 st)
Row 44: (42 st; 6 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 45: (42 st)
Row 46: (41 st; 5 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 47: (41 st)
Row 48: (40 st; 4 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 49: (40 st)
Row 50: (39 st; 3 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 51: (39 st)
Row 52: (38 st, 2 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 53: (38 st)
Row 54: (37 st; 1 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 55: (37 st)
Row 56: K2 tog, K1, *P2, K2* (8 times), P2. (36 st)
Row 57: *K2, P2* (9 times). (36 st)
Row 58: K2, P1, *K2, P2* (7 times), K2, P2, W&T. (36 st; 1 on left needle, 35 on right needle)
Row 59: K2, *P2, K2* (7 times), P2, K1, P2. (36 st)
Row 60: K4, *P2, K2* (7 times), P2, W&T. (36 st; 2 on left needle, 34 on right needle)
Row 61: K2, *P2, K2* (7 times), P4. (36 st)
Row 62: K3, *P2, K2* (7 times), P2, W&T. (36 st; 3 on left needle, 33 on right needle)
Row 63: K2, *P2, K2* (7 times), P3. (36 st)
Row 64: *K2, P2* (7 times), K2, P2, W&T. (36 st: 4 on left needle, 32 on right needle)
Row 65: K2, *P2, K2* (7 times), P2. (36 st)
Row 66: K2, P1, *K2, P2* (7 times), W&T. (36 st; 5 on left needle, 31 on right needle)
Row 67: K2, *P2, K2* (6 times), P2, K1, P2. (36 st)
Row 68: K4, *P2, K2* (6 times), P2, W&T. (36 st; 6 on left needle, 30 on right needle)
Row 69: K2, *P2, K2* (6 times), P4. (36 st)
Row 70: K3, *P2, K2* (6 times), P2, W&T. (36 st; 7 on left needle, 29 on right needle)
(half of work)
Row 71: K2, *P2, K2* (6 times), P3. (36 st)
Row 72: K4, *P2, K2* (6 times), P2, W&T. (36 st; 6 on left needle, 30 on right needle)
Row 73: K2, *P2, K2* (6 times), P4. (36 st)
Row 74: K2, P1, *K2, P2* (6 times), K2, P2, W&T. (36 st; 5 on left needle, 31 on right needle)
Row 75: K2, *P2, K2* (6 times), P2, K1, P2. (36 st)
Row 76: *K2, P2* (7 times), K2, P2, W&T. (36 st; 4 on left needle, 32 on right needle)
Row 77: K2, *P2, K2* (7 times), P2. (36 st)
Row 78: K3, *P2, K2* (7 times), P2, W&T. (36 st; 3 on left needle, 33 on right needle)
Row 79: K2, *P2, K2* (7 times), P3. (36 st)
Row 80: K4, *P2, K2* (7 times), P2, W&T. (36 st; 2 on left needle; 34 on right needle)
Row 81: K2, *P2, K2* (7 times), P4. (36 st)
Row 82: K2, P1, *K2, P2* (7 times), K2, P2, W&T. (36 st; 1 on left needle, 35 on right needle)
Row 83: K2, *P2, K2* (7 times), P2, K1, P2. (36 st)
Row 84: *K2, P2* (9 times). (36 st)
Row 85: *K2, P2* (9 times). (36 st)
Row 86: Inc 1 st (i.e., K1, then K1 into the back loop of the same st), *P2, K2* (8 times), P2, W&T. (37 st; 1 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 87: K2, *P2, K2* (8 times), P2. (37 st)
Rows 88-113: Repeat rows 86-87 for 13 times more.
Row 88: (38 st; 2 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 89: (38 st)
Row 90: 39 st; 3 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 91: (39 st)
Row 92: (40 st; 4 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 93: (40 st)
Row 94: (41 st; 5 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 95: (41 st)
Row 96: (42 st; 6 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 97: (42 st)
Row 98: (43 st; 7 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 99: (43 st)
Row 100: (44 st; 8 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 101: (44 st)
Row 102: (45 st; 9 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 103: (45 st)
Row 104 (46 st; 10 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 105: (46 st)
Row 106: (47 st; 11 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 107: (47 st)
Row 108: (48 st; 12 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 109: (48 st)
Row 110: (49 st; 13 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 111: (49 st)
Row 112: (50 st; 14 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 113: (50 st)
Row 114: K2 tog (i.e., dec 1 st in K), K1, *P2, K2* (8 times), P2, W&T. (39 st; 13 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 115: K2, *P2, K2* (8 times), P2. (49 st)
Rows 116-139: Repeat rows 114-115 12 times more.
Row 116: (48 st; 12 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 117: (48 st)
Row 118: (47 st; 11 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 119: (47 st)
Row 120: (46 st; 10 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 121: (46 st)
Row 122: (45 st; 9 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 123: (45 st)
Row 124: (44 st; 8 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 125: (44 st)
Row 126: (43 st; 7 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 127: (43 st)
Row 128: (42 st; 6 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 129: (42 st)
Row 130: (41 st; 5 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 131: (41 st)
Row 132: (40 st; 4 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 133: (40 st)
Row 134: (39 st; 3 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 135: (39 st)
Row 136: (38 st; 2 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 137: (38 st)
Row 138: (37 st; 1 on left needle, 36 on right needle)
Row 139: (37 st)
Row 140: K2 tog (i.e., dec 1 st in K), K1, *P2, K2* (8 times), P2. (36 st)
Row 141: Bindoff purlwise the remaining 36 sts

Finishing: Sew back seam from crown to edge.



Note: Amelia Earhart was the first female pilot to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you are in an online mba program or other academic program, you may also know that among her other accomplishments, she was an author who wrote best-selling books about her experiences with flying. She was a faculty member in the aviation department at Purdue University, a member of the National Women's Party and was the first president of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for women pilots.