Library Window Watchcap

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Library Window Watchcap Pattern

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Crocheting: Library Window Watchcap
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Library Window Watchcap Reading in front of the APL
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Library Window Watchcap Everybody Reading at the APL

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Crocheting

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Women, Men, Girls, Boys

Item:

Hat

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • chain
  • hdc
  • post treble
  • reverse sc

Pattern Description:

The Attleboro Public Library has Italianate balconies,
marble columns and several large fire
places used in WWII because of fuel shortages;
since then they have been decorative only, my kids
played hide and seek in them during story time
when they were toddlers. I love this institution,
even beyond the interesting building, friendly staff
and lots of books (no to mention cds, dvds, audiobooks,
computer games and community center)

As a homeschooler, I use the library heavily, but
sometimes the city needs to cut budgets. So with
both love and self interest, I wrote this charity pattern
for my library, and celebrated the pretty windows
on the brim of the watch cap. For every $5.00 pattern I sell, I will donate $4.50 to the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library.

I knew that this cap was functional when my husband
the engineer started arguing with our son over
who is goingThe Library Window Watchcap is worked in the
round from the top down in post stich ribbing to
grip the head on fast sledding runs. The direction
of work switches at the post stitch cable brim so
that it will flip up and be visible, not to mention
keep the ears warm. But if you prefer a simpler
cap, the straight section can be extended for another
8 to 10 rows for a plain watchcap.
Pattern written for 19", with changes in parentheses
for (21, 23, 25)". When one stitch count is
given, it applies to all sizes.

There are two crowed rows in the decorative brim.
A round of rev sc is worked in the front loops, then
the next row is worked partly in the back loops, and
partly wrapped around some of the rev sc posts. It
is a tight fit to wrap around a rev sc, they don't exactly
have posts. It may help to think of them as
spaces rather than posts, and to use a smaller hook,
or one with a pointy head for that row.

Gauge:

Rib Pattern Stitch 21 sts in 4", 10.5cm 10.5 rows
in 4", 10.5cm with smaller hook.
Decorative Brim 12 hdc in 4", 10.5cm 10.5 rows
in 4", 10.5cm with larger hook.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size 15 (17, 19, 21.5)", 38 (43, 48, 52) cm To fit 19 (21, 23, 25)" head, 48 (53, 58, 63) cm with negative ease

Materials:

  • Size E, 3.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  •  Size G, 4.25mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Suggested yarn:

385 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Berroco Vintage DK

Colorway:

Cerulean

About Designer

About Designer

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Christine Guest has been designing knit and crochet items since high school, with long breaks due to carpal tunnel syndrome. She studied chemistry and mathematics at Houghton College, then married Dan, who breaks things for a living as a test engineer. Right now she is homeschooling their 3 children.

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