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Ribbed Watch Cap and Beanie by Churchmouse Yarns

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!

Finished Sizes:
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.

Yarn:
Watch cap: 2 skeins Regia Angora Merino (219 yds / 200m each) 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: 3 balls Rowan Fine Tweed (98 yds / 90m each) 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.

Needles:
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.

Notes:

  • This is a physical pattern.
  • 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.

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