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Night Watch Cap

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Night Watch Cap
Night Watch Cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Casting On
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing
  • Working stitches out of order (twisted stitches)

Pattern Description:

An essential part of any pirate's kit, a watch cap keeps your head warm whether you're hairy or not (pirates often shaved their heads to streamline their grooming routines). Wear yours with brim folded in classic watch cap style or unfold the brim and push it back onto the crown of your head, letting the top flop back. With this rib pattern you can have the fancy side showing or go incognito with plain ribs. If you weave your ends carefully as you go, you can flip the hat from knit to purl side for four looks.


20 sts x 30 r = 4" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult (ribbing stretches to fit most heads); head circumference 16-22" (unstretched to stretched)


  • Madeline Tosh tosh dk [100% Superwash Merino Wool; 225 yds/206m per 100g skein] color: ink; 1 skein
  • US4/3.5mm 16" circular needle
  • US4/3.5mm set of DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
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I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need ...

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