Interweave Press posted online its official 2007 Stitch N’ Pitch pattern – the knitted baseball cap, from Vicki Square’s book, Folk Hats. This sample is offered in red, white, and blue but can be created in any combination of team colors. What’s special about this design is that the hat is worked from crown to top. The crown facing is worked in the round, then stitches are worked back and forth in rows, using the intarsia technique for the color work. The crown is sewn together along the center back. The brim and its facing are knitted separately, sewn together, then sewn to the lower edge of the crown. It’s deceptively simple to knit, and the cotton yarn and thin layer of vinyl-faced foam in the brim make this hat washable, always a key feature when you consider the abuse these hats can take. Also available online is Interweave’s 2006 Stitch N’ Pitch pattern for the knitted and embroidered baseball sock. Link.