I've enjoyed knitting off and on for many, many years. The last time I took the hobby seriously was back in 2005. During that time, I knit a really nice watch cap to wear on an Alaska trip. (Unfortunately, the only photo's I have wearing the old cap are not great.) I wore the watch cap for many years, including the trip from south Florida to north Florida when I purchased my boat...even Florida gets chilly in winter.
At some point in the past few years, I've misplaced the hat. I finally decided I should just knit a new one instead of being frustrated that I can't find my old one.
This is my rough mock-up to get the pattern right. Based on the Seafarer's Watch Cap pattern, I've tweaked the brim and body to my preferences. Turned out great! I just need to make a couple of minor tweaks to the pattern and I'll be ready to knit my new watch cap out of good wool.
I've missed this hobby. It's so relaxing. I can turn on some netflix or youtube vids, and just knit. I'm not a fast knitter, I tend to go slowly and mindfully while knitting making sure each stitch is correct and tensioned just so.
I'll post a pic of the finished watch cap when done. Enjoy!