Saturday, June 28, 2008

Free Pattern: Ruddawg's Generic Watch Cap


My Mom's birthday is a week away. Like most Mom's, you ask her what she wants for her birthday and she responds, "Oh I don't want anything." PFFFFT. That does not help! Mom's a big Packer fan though, so inspiration struck:

I grabbed a skein of my Cheddarheads yarn, sold on http://ruddawg.etsy.com and knitted this hat in 4 hours.
The hat will work on any worsted-weight yarn. The cheddarheads colorway gives it those cool stripes in the colors of the Packers.

Ruddawg's Generic Watch Cap

Materials needed:
Size 8 Circular Needles + DPNs of the same size
1 Skein of Cheddarheads Worsted Weight
5 stitch markers
crochet hook

Gauge:
5 stitches per inch - 7 rows per inch

The Pattern:
Cast on 80 stitches using knitted cast-on.
(For help with this technique go to:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on
and it's the technique 2/3 down the page called 'knitting-on')

Making sure that the stitches are not twisted, use K2-P2 Ribbing for 2 1/2"

Then knit in stockinette stitch for 5 1/2"
(Or use my method, flip up the ribbing and try on the head until it reaches the crown of your head.)K

Knit 16 stitches, place marker five times.

On next row, k2 together before the stitch marker, slip stitch marker and repeat until you have 10 stitches left. Switch to DPNs when it gets difficult to work the stitches on the circs.

Bind off 10 stitches, leaving a 3" tail.

Flip the hat inside out.

Take the crochet hook and pull the tail through the 10 bound off stitches and pull tight and make a knot to keep it from unravelling.

Weave in end at the bottom of the hat and TA DA! Done and ready to wear, or give.

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