Boyfriend Watch Cap Using Rowan Felted Tweed
Knit this cozy, deeply cuffed cap for him—and then borrow it back! It’s handsome worn turned up in a traditional nautical style, but we love it uncuffed and slouchy, too. We’ve made the ribbed cuff nice and deep so you can fold it a long way up without the wrong side of the stockinette stitch showing. Plus, this cap is a quick, satisfying knit!
For this Boyfriend Watch Cap, we marled two colors of Rowan Felted Tweed together. One of our favorite yarns of all time, Felted Tweed is on the finer side of a DK-weight. It blends merino wool for softness and spring, with alpaca and viscose for drape, luster, and subtle stitch definition. And there are so many colors to play with!
To fit 20-23"/51-58cm head. Approx. 18"/46cm around ribbing, not stretched.
2 skeins Rowan Felted Tweed (191yds/175m each). Yarn held double-stranded (one strand of each color) throughout.
Or approx. 140yds/128m each of two equivalent sport/dk-weight wool-blend yarns, held double throughout.
Shown in 205 Lotus Leaf and 158 Pine.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 8 (5mm) 16" circular and double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
US 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular needle (or one size smaller than gauge needle).
3 stitch markers ( 1 in a different color to designate beginning of round).
Darning needle to finish.
Approx. 16 sts/18 rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
Digital Boyfriend Watch Cap pattern. (Download)
Printed Boyfriend Watch Cap pattern. (Requires shipping.)
COLORWAY: 1 skein of 205 Lotus Leaf + 1 skein of 158 Pine.
COLORWAY: 1 skein of 202 Turquoise + 1 skein of 152 Watery.
COLORWAY: 1 skein of 203 Electric Green + 1 skein of 204 Vaseline Green.
COLORWAY: 1 skein of 170 Seafarer + 1 skein of 159 Carbon.
COLORWAY: 1 skein of 172 Ancient + 1 skein of 195 Boulder.
COLORWAY: 1 skein of 173 Duck Egg + 1 skein of 191 Granite.
COLORWAY: 1 skein of 150 Rage + 1 skein of 186 Tawny.
COLORWAY: 1 skein of 154 Ginger + 1 skein of 196 Barn Red.
COLORWAY: 1 skein of 200 Barbara + 1 skein of 199 Pink Bliss.
Dee Hardwicke Seasonal Palette colorway: 1 skein of 193 Cumin + 1 skein of 184 Celadon.
Dee Hardwicke Seasonal Palette colorway: 1 skein of 803 Winter Blue + 1 skein of 801 Hillside Green.
Dee Hardwicke Seasonal Palette colorway: 1 skein of 804 Night Sky + 1 skein of 145 Treacle.
Dee Hardwicke Seasonal Palette colorway: 1 skein of 802 Dusk Rose + 1 skein of 151 Bilberry.