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Adam's Rib Cap

By: The Red Heart Yarn Design Team

Men of all ages will like this Adam's Rib Cap from Red Heart Yarn.  It's one size fits most, so there's no need to go around measuring everyone's head!  This is a great beginner project for those who are new to knitting.

You can find this beginner knit pattern, along with several other easy knitting patterns, in our free eBook, Learn How to Knit for Beginners:  27 Easy Knitting Patterns.

Adams Rib Cap


  • RED HEART® Super Tweed™: 1 skein 7803 Blue Bayou
  • Knitting Needles: 4.5mm [US 7]
  • Yarn needle

GAUGES: 19 sts = 4”; 24 rows = 4” in rib, unstretched. 16 sts = 4”; 24 rows = 4” in rib, slightly stretched. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
Special Abbreviation:  ssk (slip, slip, knit) = slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, to right needle, insert tip of left needle into these 2 sts from the front and knit together.



  1. Cast on 97 sts.
  2. Row 1 (Right Side): K1, * P1, K1; repeat from * across.
  3. Row 2: P1, * K1, P1; repeat from * across.
  4. Rows 3-8: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times.
  5. Row 9: * K2, P2; repeat from * to last st; K1.
  6. Row 10: P1, * K2, P2; repeat from * across.
  7. Repeat Rows 9 and 10 until piece measures 6¾” from beginning, or desired length to crown, end wrong side row.


  1. Decrease Row 1: * K2, P2tog; repeat from * to last st; K1 – 73 sts.
  2. Row 2: P1, * K1, P2; repeat from * across.
  3. Row 3: * K2, P1; repeat from * to last st; K1.
  4. Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
  5. Rows 5 and 6: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
  6. Decrease Row 7: * SSK, P1; repeat from * to last st; K1 – 49 sts.
  7. Row 8: P1, * K1, P1; repeat from * across.
  8. Row 9: K1, * P1, K1; repeat from * across.
  9. Row 10: Repeat Row 8.
  10. Decrease Row 11: * SSK; repeat from * to last st; K1 – 25 sts.
  11. Row 12: Purl.
  12. Decrease Row 13: Repeat Row 11 – 13 sts.
  13. Row 14: Purl.
  14. Decrease Row 15: Repeat Row 11 – 7 sts.
  15. Cut yarn leaving an 18” tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull tight to close top.
  16. Sew seam ½ stitch from edge on each side and weave in ends.


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