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Another One – the Reversible Watch Cap / Skull Cap / Beanie again

Just finished and wanted to show you another version of the watch cap pattern that I originally wrote about here (includes the free pattern).

This one is knit with Austerman “Peru” Alpaca yarn (now discontinued, I’m afraid). It’s a lovely soft “sport” weight Alpaca.
This shows that although a fingering or sock yarn is recommended a sport weight yarn will work just as well.
I used the same needle size (2.5 mm) and the same # of stitches. This one is for Aidan. Hope you like it kiddo?
Earl (DH) is jealous. He thought it was for him so I’ll get to work on another one. Since I can’t make the same hat twice I’ll make his out of black (it must be black) sock yarn. I’ll keep you posted but I can’t start it until I finish

  • Alice’s “Hello Kitty” hat, pattern by Beadwhore Knitting, THANKS
  • The 2nd of the 2 Cosy Cashmere Cowls (almost done)
  • The orders for Handspun yarns –Buy ’em here – that are starting to come in as fast as I can fill them. A good thing for sure 🙂
  • hats for Atherton and Gilbert. I’ve decided to try out the Aviatrix by Justine Turner.
  • The above mentioned not being UFO’s, of course, but works in progress!



  • Rose Colman

    My husband’s head circumference is 23” and length is 7” not including the cuff. Which size should I knit? Will the 1×1 rib stretch enough or should I cast on more stitches?
    Thank you

    • NancyElizabeth

      Hi Rose, I always use the same number of stitches as the ribbing is very stretchy. The only size difference is the length. you can make that anything you like. Here are the suggested finished measurements.
      Finished Measurements: 15 inches around and 8.5 (9, 9.5) inches in length.
      If you do decide you need more width be sure to add enough stitches to make the decrease row work out correctly. This would require a multiple of 26 sts. Have fun with it 🙂

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