Faux Mistake Rib Watchman’s Cap



Marie Segares/Underground Crafter


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.

Skills used: Basic crochet stitches: chain, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitchWorking in rows, working in rounds, decreasing, seaming, crocheting in back loop onlySpecial stitch: invdec (written explanation provided in pattern)Skill Level: Easy

Materials List

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. Her Rock Star yarn would be a great substitute.)US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.Yarn needle.

Finished Size

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.


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

The Pattern

You can find the complete pattern here on my blog.

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