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Library Window Watchcap

Crochet
April 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 10.5 rows = 4 inches in Tr rib
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
200 - 385 yards (183 - 352 m)
Finished size 15 (17, 19, 21.5)”, 38 (43, 48, 52) cm To fit 19 (21, 23, 25)” head, 48 (53, 58, 63) cm with negative ease
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As a homeschooler, I use the library heavily, but
sometimes the city needs to cut budgets. So with
both love and self interest, I wrote this charity pattern
for my library, and celebrated the pretty windows
on the brim of the watch cap. I will donate $4.50 to the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library for every purchase.

I knew that this cap was functional when my husband
the engineer started arguing with our son over
who is going to keep the sample after the photos are
taken.

The Library Window Watchcap is worked in the
round from the top down in post stich ribbing to
grip the head on fast sledding runs. The direction
of work switches at the post stitch cable brim so
that it will flip up and be visible, not to mention
keep the ears warm. But if you prefer a simpler
cap, the straight section can be extended for another
8 to 10 rows for a plain watchcap.

Pattern written for 19”, with changes in parentheses
for (21, 23, 25)”. When one stitch count is
given, it applies to all sizes.

There are two crowed rows in the decorative brim.
A round of rev sc is worked in the front loops, then
the next row is worked partly in the back loops, and
partly wrapped around some of the rev sc posts. It
is a tight fit to wrap around a rev sc, they don’t exactly
have posts. It may help to think of them as
spaces rather than posts, and to use a smaller hook,
or one with a pointy head for that row

Thanks to Lindsey Stephens for her quick, encouraging and kind tech editing, even in the middle of a big holiday.