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Ribbed Watch Cap: Striped Version Using Isager Alpaca 2

Ribbed Watch Cap: Striped Version Using Isager Alpaca 2









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The Design

“Stripey, slouchy, classic style.”

With a free adaptation to our original pattern, we’ve added neat, narrow stripes to our Ribbed Watch Cap! This time-honored, close-fitting cap is a favorite Churchmouse Classic. The single rib texture exudes equal parts sailor savvy and skateboard cool! The tubular cast-on is nice and comfy and the nifty, mitred decreases make for a neat finish. And with a nice, deep cuff, it’s especially cozy!

We chose Isager Alpaca 2 for this Ribbed Watch Cap for three reasons—alpaca, wool, and a fantastic color palette. The alpaca offers softness, drape, and a bit of haze, while the wool offers substance, strength, and bounce. In other words, perfection—a pleasure to knit with and even more pleasurable to wear!

The Details

Medium/Large: Approx. 10½"/27cm tall fits medium to large adult; 20–23"/51–58cm head.
Note: Watch Cap will also fit large child to medium adult (18–20"/46–51cm head), but will be slightly taller when worn.

2 skeins Isager Alpaca 2 (270 yds/247m each); 1 each in Main Color (MC) & Contrast Color (CC).
Or approx. 105 yds/96m in MC and 10 yds/9m in CC of an equivalent fingering-weight yarn.

Sample shown in Colors 2s & 100.

US 1 (2.25mm) 16"/40cm circular and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 0 (2mm) 16"/40cm circular, or one size smaller than gauge needle, for cast on.
1 yd/m smooth, contrasting fingering-weight waste yarn for tubular cast-on.
1 stitch marker for beginning of round.
4 locking markers for decrease rounds.
Blunt darning needle to finish.

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

Printed Ribbed Watch Cap pattern and free adaptation. (Requires shipping.)

Digital Ribbed Watch Cap pattern and free adaptation. (Download)

Free digital adaptation only for striped version using Isager Alpaca 2. (Download)

COLOR: 2s. Light natural gray.

COLOR: 100. Navy.

COLOR: 11 Lt. Blue. Heathered baby blue.

COLOR: 16 Marine Blue-Green. Light teal.

COLOR: 47 Blue Grey. Balanced blend of medium blue and charcoal.

COLOR: 36 Wine. Deep amethyst.

COLOR: 52 Dusty Plum. Heathered soft purple.

COLOR: E7s Natural Light Brown. (Undyed; color may vary between lots.)

COLOR: 8s Med. Natural Brown. Warm cocoa brown.

COLOR: 3 Old Gold. Vintage deep gold.

COLOR: 40 Chartreuse. Heathered yellow shaded with green and gray.

COLOR: 43 Med. Green. Pea green.

COLOR: 23 Green Gray. Soft army green.

COLOR: 46 Lt. Green. Heathered seafoam.

COLOR: E0 Natural White. Cream.

COLOR: 4s Natural Dark Grey.

COLOR: 30 Black.

COLOR: 17 Fuchsia. Heathered magenta.

COLOR: 56 Green.