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Cap from "Guide to Knitting for Active Service"
by the Australian Comforts Fund, 1940

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2 oz. of 4-ply wool.

Four UK No. 10/3.25mm/US 3 knitting needles.


Cast on 96 stitches (for 22 inch head).

Knit 2 plain, 2 purl for 5 inches for head band.

Next row: (K2tog, k28, k2tog) three times

K1 row

Next row: (K2tog, k26, k2tog) three times

K1 row

Next row: (K2tog, k24, k2tog) three times

K1 row

Continue decreasing in this manner until you reach

Next row: (K2tog, k10, k2tog) four times

Draw the thread through these 36 stitches and end off.

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