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.