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Home : Patterns : Watch Cap

Free Knitting Pattern: Watch Cap

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: kwec-watchCap
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 13 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Small, Large

S/M (M/L)
Finished cap measures 12½ (13) inches long and 21½ (22½) inches around.

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Wool-Ease® Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Walnut Charcoal Black Silver Grey Willow
Nantucket Mulberry Tinsel White Wheat
*Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630). Solids: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
301 Tinsel White: 78% Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Other;
402 Wheat: 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Other; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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•  630-127 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Walnut
$ 8.79 (2)  
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Watch Cap

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky


14 sts +19 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Beginning at the lower edge with smaller needles, cast on 73 (77) sts.


Row 1 (WS)

P 1; *k 2, p 2; rep from * across.
Row 2 *K 2, p 2; rep from * across to last st, k 1.

Rep Ribbing Rows 1-2 to approx 4½ inches from beginning, ending with a WS row. Change to larger needles. (RS) Knit across, increasing 2 sts evenly spaced - 75 (79) sts. Working in St st, cont until cap measures approximately 9½ (10) inches from beginning, ending with a purl row.

Crown Shaping

Row 1

*K 5, k2tog; rep from * across, ending k 5 (2) - 65 (68) sts.
Row 2 and each following WS row Purl.
Row 3 *K 4, k2tog; rep from * across, ending k 5 (2) - 55 (57) sts.
Row 5 *K 3, k2tog; rep from * across, ending k 0 (2) - 44 (46) sts.
Row 7 *K 2, k2tog; rep from * across, ending k 0 (2) - 33 (35) sts.
Row 9 K 1, [k2tog] 16 (17) times - 17 (18) sts.
Row 10Purl.

Leaving a tail measuring approximately 18 inches, cut yarn. Thread tail into yarn needle and back through remaining sts beginning with the first stitch from Row 10. Pull up tightly to close opening. Take needle and yarn back through the sts again. With same tail, join sides together. Turn up cuff.

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cont = continu(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 13 reviews)
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Watch Cap Reviewed by Tabitha Fallstead on 2015-08-13 *****
This was a very easy and portable pattern. I enjoyed learning the new stitches. I tried using smaller needles because quite a few reviews complained about the size and it turned out very nice. I just love the yarn, it is so comfy and warm. :)

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