Boyfriend Watch Cap by Churchmouse Yarns

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Knit this cozy, deeply cuffed cap for him. It’s handsome worn turned up for traditional sailor style, but we love it uncuffed and slouchy, too. Worked in a heavy worsted-weight yarn, this cap is a quick knit, which is great because you’re bound to be asked for more.

The ribbed cuff is nice and deep so you can fold it a long way up without the wrong side of the stockinette stitch crown showing. The three-part top decreases add a crisp detail. Rowan Felted Tweed Aran, with its rustic good looks and blend of wool, alpaca and viscose, knits up into a warm, cozy cap that drapes beautifully and wears well. Style and yarn combine into the perfect accessory for him or her! Bet you won’t make just one!

Finished Size:
One size: To fit 20–23"/51–58cm head. Approx. 18"/46cm around ribbing, not stretched.

Yarn:
2 skeins Rowan Felted Tweed Aran (95 yds/87m each) or approx. 190 yds/174m of an equivalent heavy worsted-weight yarn.

Needles & Notions:

  • US 8 (5mm) 16"/40cm circular and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 16"/40cm circular, or one size smaller than gauge needle.
  • 3 stitch markers (1 in a different color to designate beginning of round).
  • Darning needle to finish.

Notes:

  • This is a physical pattern.
  • This cap is designed to fit a wide range of head sizes (from 20 to 23") with the ribbing stretched out to fit snuggly where folded. But if you’d like to make a larger or smaller cap, just increase or decrease your cast-on number by a multiple of 4 stitches (for the ribbing rounds) and adjust your count on the first stockinette round to a multiple of 3 (for the decrease rounds).
  • The samples shown here are photographed in Color 728 Dusty (on him) and Color 734 Mahogany (on her).