Wood Island Watch Cap by Megan Macdonald

Wood Island Watch Cap

April 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Fisherman's Rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
196 - 226 yards (179 - 207 m)
One size fits most
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The Wood Island Watch Cap was inspired by the traditional knit caps worn by Lighthouse keepers, fishermen, and seafarers. My original inspiration for this pattern came after a visit to Wood Island Light, the Lighthouse near my childhood home in Maine. There, I saw photos of the generations of Lighthouse Keepers and their families, and I began to think about all of the knits that serve a life at sea. My father wears his own Navy-issued watch cap to this day. And I wanted to create a pattern that was just as timeless and functional, a cap that could keep you warm despite salt sprays from stormy seas. So, the Wood Island Watch Cap is knit in a Fisherman’s Rib, which adds warmth and a traditional look.

A word on fit and sizing:
This hat is designed to be one size fits most. Because it is knit in the Fisherman’s Rib stitch it is a very squishy and stretchy hat that can fit many hat sizes and keep the wearer very warm!

This pattern is for personal use only.