Knit this cozy, deeply cuffed cap for him. It’s handsome worn turned up for traditional sailor style, but we love it uncuffed and slouchy, too. Worked in a heavy worsted-weight yarn, this cap is a quick knit, which is great because you’re bound to be asked for more.
One size: To fit 20–23"/51–58cm head. Approx. 18"/46cm around ribbing, not stretched. To adjust the size, see Knitters' Notes tab at right.
YARN: Approx. 190 yds/174m of Aran or heavy worsted-weight yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS: US 8 (5mm) 16"/40cm circular and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 7 (4.5mm) 16"/40cm circular, or one size smaller than gauge needle.
3 stitch markers (1 in a different color to designate beginning of round).
Darning needle to finish.
GAUGE: Approx. 16 sts/18 rounds = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.