Loop Patterns

New Classic Watch Cap

Classic Watch Cap in Studio Plus Yarn

 

This is the quintessential winter hat. Ribbed brim folded up for extra warmth around the ears and stockinette body - updated with a roomy gathered top for a loose fit and knit with a kettle-dyed merino wool. 

 

SIZE

One size - 19.5 inch circumference fits most adults.

 

MATERIALS        

Loop Studio Plus [100% superwash merino wool; 200 yds / 113g]: 1 hank. Shown in Charcoal.

 

NEEDLES             

16-inch US 8 circular needle and 8-inch US 8 double pointed needles.

 

GAUGE                

4.5sts = 1 inch in stockinette stitch.

 

ABBREVIATIONS
K: knit
P: purl
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together as one

 

PATTERN
CO 88sts. Place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist.

 

Brim

Round 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rep round 1 until work measures 6 inches.

 

Crown

Round 1: Knit.

Rep round 1 until work measures 11 inches.

 

Crown shaping

Round 1: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end of round.

Round 2 and all even rounds: Knit.

Round 3: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end of round.

Round 5: *K2tog; rep from * to end of round.

Round 7: *K2tog; rep from * to end of round.

 

Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch tail. Thread through darning needle, pull through remaining stitches, and draw closed. Bring tail to wrong side and weave in. Weave in cast on tail.