Knitting pattern: Driving hat and gloves

You simply have to love the vintage feel of this set and it looks fabulous in this hand-dyed yarn. Even better - you can make the whole lot from just one skein.

The driving gloves and cap knitting pattern has been first published by Knit Now Magazine in Great Britain.

The driving gloves close with cute little buttons, feature a back cut-out and eyelet patterns on thumb and fingers. The snugly fitting driving cap – which owes its charm to its unusual flat construction – will protect your finger-waved hair from the wind as you gad about, with eyelets on one side and a little flap and button detail on the other.


Fingering weight yarn.

Shown in Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock (80% merino, 20% nylon, 393m/429yds per 100g skein) in colour heathered lilac.


26 sts x 35 rows = 10 x 10cm / 4 x 4" in stockinette stitch.


approx. 1 skein for both.


Cap: One size to fit most female heads. Cirumference approx. 55cm/21.5".

Gloves: S(M, L) for a circumference of 17(19.5, 22)cm / 6.5(7.5,8.5)" measured at the widest part of the hand.


Cap: 3mm (US size 2.5) circular needle at least 30cm / 12" long.

Gloves: a set of 3mm (US size 2.5) DPNs.


For both: Sewing needle and matching thread to sew on buttons, tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Cap: 1 small (14mm/0.6") button.

Gloves: 1 stitch marker, 2 to 3 stitch holders, 2 small (approx. 10mm/0.4") buttons.

Required Skills

You should be able to: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, do yarn overs, do short rows (for the hat) and work small diameters in the round (for the gloves).

Skill Level


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