My son told me he "can't find" (is that a euphemism for "lost"?) the hat I knit him. So I decided to knit up a couple of watch caps; he can have his pick. These are both quick and easy.
Pattern: Watch Cap by Judith Durant
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted in colorway 194 (gray)
|One size fits all|
All 1x1 ribbing all the way, and very stretchy. In fact, both these hats are very stretchy. And they are long enough to cover the ears.
Pattern: Classic WWII Watch Cap by Helen Waittes
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted in colorway 999 (maroon)
This one starts out with a 2x2 ribbing, then switches to 2x6. I did not do anything fancy but you can substitute a 6-stitch cable or other stitch pattern for the top part.
Like I said, quick and easy. Also, each takes less than a 100g skein of yarn. Good for brainless knitting. Like when one has a cold and can't stitch two thoughts together.