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Classic knitted watch cap. Free knitting pattern

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Classic knitted watch cap. Free knitting pattern

Size

To fit head circumference 35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 60)cm

Age approximately 6 months (12 months, 18 months, teen, woman, man)

Materials

Yarn: 8 ply yarn of your choice. Approximate quantities are 140m (160m, 190m, 240m, 270m, 300m)

The hats shown above are, from left to right:, size 55cm, made with Wendy Dennis 8 ply handpainted wool (less than 1 x 200gm skein was used) and size 45cm in Cleckheaton Country 8 ply 100% wool, colour 216 95m per 50gm ball. I used 2 balls for this hat.

Needles: 3.25mm and 4mm circular needle, 40cm long.
A set of 4mm dpns

Tension

22sts to 10cm over stocking stitch on 4mm needles

Abbreviations

K2tog = knit 2 sts together

Pattern

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 78, (90, 102, 108, 120, 132)sts, join for circular knitting and work 9.5 (9.5, 12, 14.5, 15.5, 16.5) cm of k1, p1 rib.

Change to 4mm needles and work 8.25 (8.25, 10, 12, 12.75, 14)cm st st (knit every round).

Decrease for crown:

Note: I have written the crown instructions for each size separately for ease of knitting. Follow the instructions for the size hat you are knitting.

Size 35cm

K 2 rounds

(K11, k2tog) 6 times (72sts)

K 2 rounds

(K10, k2tog) 6 times (66sts)

K 1 round

(K9, k2tog) 6 times (60sts)

K 1 round

(K8, k2tog) 6 times (54sts)

K 1 round

(K7, k2tog) 6 times (48sts)

K 1 round

(K6, k2tog) 6 times (42sts)

(K5, k2tog) 6 times (36sts)

(K4, k2tog) 6 times (30sts)

(K3, k2tog) 6 times (24sts)

(K2, k2tog) 6 times (18sts)

(K1, k2tog) 6 times (12sts)

(k2tog) 6 times (6sts)

Size 40cm

K2 rounds

(K13, k2tog) 6 times (84sts)

K 1 round

(K12, k2tog) 6 times (78sts)

K 1 round

(K11, k2tog) 6 times (72sts)

K 1 rounds

(K10, k2tog) 6 times (66sts)

K 1 round

(K9, k2tog) 6 times (60sts)

K 1 round

(K8, k2tog) 6 times (54sts)

K 1 round

(K7, k2tog) 6 times (48sts)

(K6, k2tog) 6 times (42sts)

(K5, k2tog) 6 times (36sts)

(K4, k2tog) 6 times (30sts)

(K3, k2tog) 6 times (24sts)

(K2, k2tog) 6 times (18sts)

(K1, k2tog) 6 times (12sts)

(k2tog) 6 times (6sts)

Size 45cm

K 2 rounds

(K15, k2tog) 6 times (96sts)

K 1 round

(K14, k2tog) 6 times (90sts)

K 1 round

(K13, k2tog) 6 times (84sts)

K 1 round

(K12, k2tog 6 times (78sts)

K 1 round

(K11, k2tog) 6 times (72sts)

K 1 round

(K10, k2tog) 6 times (66sts)

K 1 round

(K9, k2tog) 6 times (60sts)

K 1 round

(K8, k2tog) 6 times (54sts)

(K7, k2tog) 6 times (48sts)

(K6, k2tog) 6 times (42sts)

(K5, k2tog) 6 times (36sts)

(K4, k2tog) 6 times (30sts)

(K3, k2tog) 6 times (24sts)

(K2, k2tog) 6 times (18sts)

(K1, k2tog) 6 times (12sts)

(k2tog) 6 times (6sts)

Size 50cm

K 2 rounds

(K16, K2tog) 6 times (102sts)

K 2 rounds

(K15, k2tog) 6 times (96sts)

K 2 rounds

(K14, k2tog) 6 times (90sts)

K 1 round

(K13, k2tog) 6 times (84sts)

K 1 round

(K12, k2tog 6 times (78sts)

K 1 round

(K11, k2tog) 6 times (72sts)

K 1 round

(K10, k2tog) 6 times (66sts)

K 1 round

(K9, k2tog) 6 times (60sts)

K 1 round

(K8, k2tog) 6 times (54sts)

K 1 round

(K7, k2tog) 6 times (48sts)

(K6, k2tog) 6 times (42sts)

(K5, k2tog) 6 times (36sts)

(K4, k2tog) 6 times (30sts)

(K3, k2tog) 6 times (24sts)

(K2, k2tog) 6 times (18sts)

(K1, k2tog) 6 times (12sts)

(k2tog) 6 times (6sts)

Size 55cm

K 2 rounds

(K18, k2tog) 6 times (114sts)

K 2 rounds

(K17, k2tog) 6 times (108sts)

K 2 rounds

(K16, K2tog) 6 times (102sts)

K 2 rounds

(K15, k2tog) 6 times (96sts)

K 1 round

(K14, k2tog) 6 times (90sts)

K 1 round

(K13, k2tog) 6 times (84sts)

K 1 round

(K12, k2tog 6 times (78sts)

K 1 round

(K11, k2tog) 6 times (72sts)

K 1 round

(K10, k2tog) 6 times (66sts)

K 1 round

(K9, k2tog) 6 times (60sts)

K 1 round

(K8, k2tog) 6 times (54sts)

(K7, k2tog) 6 times (48sts)

(K6, k2tog) 6 times (42sts)

(K5, k2tog) 6 times (36sts)

(K4, k2tog) 6 times (30sts)

(K3, k2tog) 6 times (24sts)

(K2, k2tog) 6 times (18sts)

(K1, k2tog) 6 times (12sts)

(k2tog) 6 times (6sts)

Size 60cm

K 2 rounds

(K20, k2tog) 6 times (126sts)

K 2 rounds

(K19, k2tog) 6 times (120sts)

K 2 rounds

(K18, k2tog) 6 times (114sts)

K 1 round

(K17, k2tog) 6 times (108sts)

K 1 round

(K16, K2tog) 6 times (102sts)

K 1 round

(K15, k2tog) 6 times (96sts)

K 1 round

(K14, k2tog) 6 times (90sts)

K 1 round

(K13, k2tog) 6 times (84sts)

K 1 round

(K12, k2tog 6 times (78sts)

K 1 round

(K11, k2tog) 6 times (72sts)

K 1 round

(K10, k2tog) 6 times (66sts)

K 1 round

(K9, k2tog) 6 times (60sts)

K 1 round

(K8, k2tog) 6 times (54sts)

(K7, k2tog) 6 times (48sts)

(K6, k2tog) 6 times (42sts)

(K5, k2tog) 6 times (36sts)

(K4, k2tog) 6 times (30sts)

(K3, k2tog) 6 times (24sts)

(K2, k2tog) 6 times (18sts)

(K1, k2tog) 6 times (12sts)

(k2tog) 6 times (6sts)

Finishing

Cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches and fasten off

Darn in loose ends


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