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Ribbed Watch Cap & Beanie Pattern

Ribbed Watch Cap & Beanie Pattern

“Sailor's savvy and skateboard cool.”

This classic, close-fitting cap exhibits equal parts sailor's savvy and skateboard cool. We designed it in a fine gauge yarn in single rib, with a comfy tubular cast-on and nifty mitered decreases. We love the watch cap in its most quintessential form, with a deep cuff. And the beanie begged for a modern color-tipped edge. Great on girls, too!

Approx. 16" / 41cm around, not stretched; gauge may vary by yarn.
Small/Medium: 11" / 28cm tall fits large child to medium adult; 18-20" / 46-51cm head.
Medium/Large: 12½" / 32cm tall fits medium to large adult; 20-23" / 51-58cm head.

Watch cap: Shown medium/large lower left and right: 2 skeins Regia Angora Merino (219 yds / 200m each), Color 7086. Or approx. 305 (350) yds / 279 (320)m of an equivalent fingering-weight yarn, including a 3½ (4)" / 9 (10)cm turn-up cuff.
Beanie: Shown small/medium lower center: 3 balls Rowan Fine Tweed (98 yds / 90m each); 2 balls Color 377 Pendle; 1 ball Color 363 Keld, for color-tipped edge. Or approx. 215 (250) yds / 197 (229)m of an equivalent fingering-weight yarn, including 20 yds / 18m Contrasting Color (CC) for optional color-tipping.

US 1 (2.25mm) 16" / 40cm circular and double-points, or size to obtain gauge.
US 0 (2mm) 16" / 40cm circular, or one size smaller than gauge size, for cast-on.

Approx. 44-48 sts / 48-50 rounds = 4" / 10cm in K1⁄P1 ribbing, not stretched. Gauge may vary; ribbing should be springy.

Kit notes that in her experience, working the double decreases up close on small double-points, is (not to put too fine a point on it) 'vigorous'. Make sure you use a good strong set of double-point needles. And remember to—as always—stop every so often to stretch.

Digital Ribbed Watch Cap & Beanie. (Download)

Printed Ribbed Watch Cap & Beanie. (Requires shipping.)