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Watch Cap

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky

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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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630-127 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Walnut 1 (2)  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm] 1  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 1  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) 1  

Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Wool-Ease® Chunky
Fisherman Charcoal Nantucket Wheat
Fisherman Charcoal Nantucket Wheat

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.



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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