Genuine U.S.N Wool Watch Cap
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Izzy78 - I'd say you are right. I have a lot of friends that actually own collections of caps to wear. I'm also with you with the different names. Our Watch Caps are knitted by Tailored Industry of Brooklyn, New York. Their Whole Garment® Shima Seiki knitting machines create a seamless3D knit that finishes off the crown cleanly. When everything is tuned right, these leading-edge knitting machines can virtually eliminate waste through their pull-based system, creating less than 1% excess material during the production of each Watch Cap. We have not reached this point yet, but we are working towards it! Decrease Round 3: *Knit 2 (4) sts in rib pattern, right double decrease, p1, k1, p1, left double decrease, p1, SM; repeat from * to end of round 40 (56 sts)
Decrease Round 4: *Knit 0 (2) sts in rib pattern, right double decrease, p1, k1, p1, left double decrease, knit in rib pattern to marker, SM; repeat from * to end of round 24 (40 sts) The child size is for heads that measure 14-18” while the adult size fits best for heads between 19-23”Our Watch Caps are 100% worsted 20 micron long fiber American Merino -- no fillers or any other materials. And like all WeatherWool products, 100% American in manufacture. The watch cap gets its name from Navy sailors who wore them while keeping watch in the night. These hats were knit from dense wool to protect the wearer from the harsh winds of the high seas. A submarine crew stationed somewhere bleak and cold in the 1940s, wearing watch caps (Life Magazine) In 2019, we made several different Prototype Watch Caps, and Advisor Jesse Manuta did some heavy-duty testing -- with great results -- of the one we liked best, and that's the one we put into production.
The Caps will fit almost anyone, although one person told us the Cap was too loose (too big). If that is the case, the Watch Caps can be put through a cold gentle wash cycle and dryer (gentle) and the knit will tighten up, making the Cap a little smaller. I have also read about Thinsulate watch caps, as well. I don't know much about how Thinsulate works, but I know it is used in a lot of sleeping bags, so I'm guessing it gives a lot of warmth. Testing has shown that when rain wets the outer layer of the Cap, the inner layer remains dry. Also, should the inner layer become damp with sweat, such as during a hard run (Jesse covers some serious distance) the Cap can then be reversed, placing the dry outer layer against the head while the wet layer can dry in the air. And no seams makes for a more comfortable fit under a helmet.With two sizes, one for adults and one for babies and toddlers, this hat is perfect for the whole family! A Very Brief History of the Watch Cap Seamless Reversible Watch Cap. Our Drab Watch Caps are double-layered and about 11.5 inches (28 cm) long uncuffed, allowing for generous ear coverage when turned up. The new Natural Caps are our first venture into all natural yarn and 10.5 inches long. Decrease Round 1: *Knit 6 (8) sts in rib pattern, double right decrease, p1, k1, p1, double left decrease, knit 7(9) sts in rib pattern, PM; repeat from * to end of round 72 (88) sts
The Watch Caps are quite "stretchy", but all the stretch and spring come from the knitting pattern. We do not use any elastic or anything other than wool to make the Caps. And no latex means that the stretch will not degrade over time. They are also long, allowing for more coverage over the ears, or to be worn slouchy. If the Cap is too large (or gets misshaped) , wash/rinse in warm water, lay flat to dry. For the Natural colored watch caps, hand wash and fry flat only. Both sizes will work the following decrease rounds. Child size works Decrease Rounds 1-4. Adult size works Decrease Rounds 1-5. It is very easy to knit or crochet watch caps and similar hats for wearing in cold weather. They can be a great first hat project for a beginner, and especially easy to churn out for more experienced knitters and crocheters.Decrease Round 2: *Knit 4(6) sts in rib pattern, right double decrease, p1, k1, p1, left double decrease, knit in rib pattern to marker, SM; repeat from * to end of round 56 (72) sts Wool beanies are the warmest but also the easiest to break from its original form. They're a delicate accessory, which means you need to wear yours — if it's a fine cashmere, for example — with care, depending on the knit. Acrylic This hat is knit in a beginner-friendly 1×1 rib, and it’s got a sleek decrease that keeps the rib pattern intact.