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Library Window Watchcap


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY chain hdc post treble reverse sc 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 SUGGESTED YARN 385 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Berroco Vintage DK COLORWAY Cerulean

Recommended with this pattern

  • 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

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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.