Designed by Beth: Two Watch Caps
October 25, 2012
It's time to start the Christmas knitting, so here are two little watch caps for the men in your life. They fit women, too!
Fingering Weight Ribbed Watch Cap
1 Size: Men's medium
Worsted Weight Watch Cap
5.5 stitches per inch, 7.5 rows per inch
215 yards yards worsted weight yarn
Size 6 douple pointed or 16-in. circular needles
Cast on 108 sts. Place marker, join.
Round 1: *K2, p2. Repeat from * to end of the round.
Repeat Round 1 until piece measures 5" or desired length from the cast-on edge (watch cap has a turned up ribbing).
Work in stockinette stitch until piece measures 10" or desired length from the cast-on edge.
On the next round (work 11 sts, k2tog) 4 times. Then (work 12 sts, k2tog) 4 times. [100 sts]
Work one round even.
Round 1: *Work 8, k2tog. Repeat from * around. [90 sts remain]
Round 2: Work even
Round 3: *Work 7, k2tog. Repeat from * around. [80 sts remain]
Round 4: Work even
Round 5: *Work 6, k2tog. Repeat from * around. [70 sts remain]
Round 6: Work even
Round 7: *Work 5, k2tog. Repeat from * around. [60 sts remain]
Round 8: Work even
Round 9: *Work 4, k2tog. Repeat from * around. [50 sts remain]
Round 10: Work even
Round 11: *Work 3, k2tog. Repeat from * around. [40 sts remain]
Round 12: Work even
Round 13: *Work 2, k2tog. Repeat from * around. [30 sts remain]
Round 14: Work even
Round 15: *Work 1, k2tog. Repeat from * around. [20 sts remain]
Round 16: Work even
Round 17: *K2tog. Repeat from * around. [10 sts remain]
Cut yarn, a generous tail. Draw tail through remaining stitches on the needle. Pull gently to close hole. Weave in tail.Weave in ends.
I'm not doing a whole lot of christmas knitting this year. I will be macraming though.
Posted by: brandi | October 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Good luck with your macramé! I did that a little in the 70's, never got any good at it though ...
Posted by: yarndemon | October 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM