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Jeep Cap (Radar's Hat)

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Knitting pattern for a Jeep Cap, (Radar's Hat from the Movie and TV show M*A*S*H*)
Remember M*A*S*H* and the hat Radar O'Reilly wore? This cute variation on the beanie was originally designed by the US Army for WWII to be worn under their metal helmets. This version is knitted in the round and a bill stiffener is inserted into the folded brim to create the bill or visor. It can be knit in fingering, DK/Sport, or worsted weight yarns. Instructions are given for all three! It's a wonderful hat and easily knit up in your favorite color.

This pattern is in American English.
Print at 100% scale on Letter or A4 paper

The PDF Instructions are six pages including photos and a pattern for the bill stiffener.
Knitting skills needed:
Stockinette stitch,(knit one row, purl the next, repeat), ribbing stitch, knitting in the round, and how to decrease.

Materials needed:
Layered canvas (see links below) or 5 oz. Tooling leather for bill
Approximately 185 yds of yarn

Set of Size US2(2.75mm), US6(4mm), or US8(5mm) double point needles, depending on yarn weight used
Sewing Needle
Sewing Machine(Optional)

Fits from 22 to 23 inch adult head with a depth of about 6 inches or less.
Depth is based on Measuring over the top of your head from ear to ear, (where the edge of the hat will ride), and dividing it by 2.

For canvas bill construction details see

Happy knitting!