Faux Mistake Rib Watchman's Cap by Marie Segares

Faux Mistake Rib Watchman's Cap

Crochet
September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in 20 sts x 17 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) in pattern, pinned flat but unblocked. For best fit, always check your gauge.
5.0 mm (H)
220 - 300 yards (201 - 274 m)
Newborn (3-12 month old, 1-2 year old, 3-5 year old, 6-10 year old, Teen/Adult small, Adult medium, Adult large).
US
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Mimic the look of the mistake rib knitting stitch pattern by combining stitches of different heights and working in the back loop. When crocheted with wool, this pattern creates a stretchy cap that can accommodate a range of sizes.

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Skills used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
Working in rows, working in rounds, decreasing, seaming, crocheting in back loop only
Special stitch: invdec (written explanation provided in pattern)

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Sizes
Newborn (3-12 month old, 1-2 year old, 3-5 year old, 6-10 year old, Teen/Adult small, Adult medium, Adult large).

Newborn: 10” (25.5 cm) hat circumference x 6” (15 cm) height.
3-12 month old: 12” (30.5 cm) hat circumference x 8.5” (21.5 cm) height.
1-2 year old: 12” (30.5 cm) hat circumference x 9” (23 cm) height.
3-5 year old: 12” (30.5 cm) hat circumference x 9.5” (24 cm) height.
6-10 year old: 13” (33 cm) hat circumference x 10” (25.5 cm) height.
Teen/Adult small: 14” (35.5 cm) hat circumference x 10.25” (26 cm) height.
Adult medium: 16” (40.5 cm) hat circumference x 10.75” (27 cm) height.
Adult large: 18” (46 cm) hat circumference x 11” (28 cm) height.

Materials
Molly Girl Yarn Chart Topper (100% superwash Merino wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 220 yd/201 m) – 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins in Chart Topper, or equivalent amount in any medium weight wool yarn. (I recently learned that Molly Girl discontinued the Chart Topper yarn. Her Rock Star yarn would be a great substitute.)

US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
Yarn needle.

Gauge
20 sts x 17 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) in pattern, pinned flat but unblocked. For best fit, always check your gauge.