This is a simple watch cap based on a wonderful pattern posted on the Madison Wisconsin Knitters Guild website. It is Janet Johnson Stevens’s Mistaken Rib Cap. Well, it’s almost her cap. Taking the lead from a Raveler known as Sidhex3’s, I first knitted in 2-2 rib for 2.5 inches to form the cuff. The original pattern launches the knitter into Mistaken Rib immediately. That’s an interesting way to work it, but I’ve made many of these and always found that this pattern stitch has a hard time folding neatly over on itself. The knit 2, purl 2 ribbing creates a more defined cuff. This cap is going to live in Georgia soon, so it’s knitted in Lion Brand’s Cotton-Ease. Easy care 50% cotton 50% acrylic, in worsted weight, with lots of colors to choose from.
Again, Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. This time it’s an even easier pattern. It’s Lila P. Chin’s pattern included in Vogue Knitting’s On The Go series, Caps & Hats (not to be confused with hats and caps). There is almost no easier pattern. A knit 2, purl 2 rib, knitted in the round, with very straightforward crown decreases. Taking nothing away from Chin, this hat has many close cousins. But this version is a very useful pattern when you want to work something up that is simple and quick.