The cool cactus cap was created at the height of the techno hair trend. Pull it out of the stash and hold with either doubled medium or doubled bulky, and voilà! What was old is new.

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Finished Measurements 

Cap Circumference 

20˝ [51 cm]


220 yds [202 m] #4 medium wt OR 185 yds [170m] #5 bulky wt for A
98 yds [90m] #3 light weight fur for B
Stitch markers, yarn needle

Fuchsia multi bulky weight sample is made in Gedifra Dandy [60% merino, 20% polyacryl, 20% polymid, 71 yds (65 m) / 3.5oz (100g)] 2 balls 1445 magenta (A); Gedifra Technohair [100% polymid, 98 yds (90m) /1.75 oz (50g)] 1 ball 9613 lavender (B)

Blue/purple worsted weight sample is made in Reynolds Turnberry Tweed [100% wool, 220 yds (202 m) / 3.5oz (100g)] 1 skein 025 blue-purple (A); Gedifra Technohair [100% polymid, 98 yds (90m) /1.75 oz (50g)] 1 ball 9656 light blue (B)


Originally published in print under See Jane Knit (now Beth Whiteside Design), updated and reformatted!