Boyfriend Watch Cap
“Borrow it back. If you can.”
Knit this cozy, deeply cuffed cap for him. It’s handsome worn turned up for traditional sailor style, but we love it uncuffed and slouchy, too.
Worked in a heavy worsted-weight yarn, this cap is a quick knit, which is great because you’re bound to be asked for more. The ribbed cuff is nice and deep so you can fold it a long way up without the wrong side of the stockinette stitch crown showing. The three-part top decreases add a crisp detail.
Style and yarn combine into the perfect accessory for him or her! Bet you won’t make just one!
Additional pattern notes below.
One size: To fit 20–23"/51–58cm head. Approx. 18"/46cm around ribbing, not stretched.
Approximately 190 yds/174m of worsted-weight yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 8 (5mm) 16"/40cm circular and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 7 (4.5mm) 16"/40cm circular, or one size smaller than gauge needle.
3 stitch markers (1 in a different color to designate beginning of round).
Darning needle to finish.
Approx. 16 sts/18 rounds = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
This cap is designed to fit a wide range of head sizes (from 20 to 23") with the ribbing stretched out to fit snugly where folded. But if you’d like to make a larger or smaller cap, just increase or decrease your cast-on number by a multiple of 4 stitches (for the ribbing rounds) and adjust your count on the first stockinette round to a multiple of 3 (for the decrease rounds).