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Faux Mistake Rib Watchman's Cap

Faux Mistake Rib Watchman's Cap

$2.50 USD





Mimic the look of the mistake rib knitting stitch pattern by combining stitches of different heights and working in the back loop. When crocheted with wool, this pattern creates a stretchy cap that can accommodate a range of sizes.

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here.

The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable pdf for sale on KnitCrate includes includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.

Skills used 
Basic crochet stitches: chain, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch 
Working in rows, working in rounds, decreasing, seaming, crocheting in back loop only 
Special stitch: invdec (written explanation provided in pattern)

Skill Level 
Easy

Finished Sizes 
Newborn (3-12 month old, 1-2 year old, 3-5 year old, 6-10 year old, Teen/Adult small, Adult medium, Adult large).

Newborn: 10” (25.5 cm) hat circumference x 6” (15 cm) height. 
3-12 month old: 12” (30.5 cm) hat circumference x 8.5” (21.5 cm) height. 
1-2 year old: 12” (30.5 cm) hat circumference x 9” (23 cm) height. 
3-5 year old: 12” (30.5 cm) hat circumference x 9.5” (24 cm) height. 
6-10 year old: 13” (33 cm) hat circumference x 10” (25.5 cm) height. 
Teen/Adult small: 14” (35.5 cm) hat circumference x 10.25” (26 cm) height. 
Adult medium: 16” (40.5 cm) hat circumference x 10.75” (27 cm) height. 
Adult large: 18” (46 cm) hat circumference x 11” (28 cm) height.

Materials 
Molly Girl Yarn Chart Topper (100% superwash Merino wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 220 yd/201 m) – 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins in Chart Topper, or equivalent amount in any medium weight wool yarn. (I recently learned that Molly Girl discontinued the Chart Topper yarn. Another medium weight wool yarn would be a great substitute.)

US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge. 

Yarn needle.

Gauge 
20 sts x 17 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) in pattern, pinned flat but unblocked. For best fit, always check your gauge.

This pattern uses U.S. crochet abbreviations.