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Night Watch Cap

Avast No. 1
Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
Knitting
June 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 225 yards (183 - 206 m)
Adult
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An essential part of any pirate’s kit, a watch cap keeps your head warm whether you’re hairy or not (pirates often shaved their heads to streamline their grooming routines). Wear yours with brim folded in classic watch cap style or unfold the brim and push it back onto the crown of your head, letting the top flop back. With this rib pattern you can have the fancy side showing or go incognito with plain ribs. If you weave your ends carefully as you go, you can flip the hat from knit to purl side for four looks.

This makes a great chemo cap when worked in a soft cotton blend yarn. The long ribbed section allows the wearer to pull it up or down as much as they like, while it hugs their head.

A note on sizing: The ribbing on this hat allows the circumference to stretch from 16-22 inches, making it a hat that will fit most adults (and some kids).

Skills Needed
Casting on
Binding off
Knitting
Purling
Increasing
Decreasing
Working stitches out of order