Saturday, February 12, 2011

Free crochet pattern: Rib wrapped cap for children

Rib-wrapped toddler and kid cap

Designed by: Heather Schott (CelticMommy on Ravelry. Ravelry pattern link)
http://celticmommy.blogspot.com/

I originally made this as a hat for preemies, newborns and babies but have gotten such a wonderful response on it, that I modified the pattern and edge trim for toddlers and children.

This hat is a bit stretchy and fits nice and snug for a warm layer in the chilly months.

As with my other free patterns I have offered, this is free for personal use only. The pattern can be made for gifts, charities, etc., but not for sold items!

Materials Needed:
• For a toddler hat: About 75 yards worsted weight washable yarn and a 5mm (size H) hook. (Fits 2-4 year olds) You could also make it with a DK weight yarn, same hook for a smaller hat.
• For a child sized hat: (Fits 4-12 year olds) About 85 yards worsted weight washable yarn and a 5.5mm (size I) hook.
• Needle to weave in ends

The hat shown in the pattern was made with Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton, the Mediterranean colorway.

Pattern:
Chain 3
Round 1: In first chain, crochet 13DC. Join with a ss to top of the chain 3 (makes 14 sts total)
Round 2: Chain 2. fpdc then dc in each stitch. Repeat all the way around. Join with a ss to top of chain 2. (28 sts)
Round 3: Chain 2. fpdc in each fpdc, dc in each dc. Repeat all the way around. Join with a ss to top of chain 2. (28 sts)
Round 4: Chain 2. *fpdc in fpdc. 2dc in each dc* Repeat all the way around. Join with a ss to top of chain 2. (42 sts)
Round 5: Chain 2. *fpdc in fpdc. dc in top of same fpdc. dc in each dc* Repeat all the way around. Join with a ss to top of chain 2 (56 sts) SEE PHOTO below for more info on this round.
Round 6: Chain 2. *fpdc in fpdc. dc in each dc* Repeat all the way around. Join with a ss to top of chain 2. (56 sts)
Rounds 7-14 for toddler, 7-15 for child: Repeat round 6
Round 15-17 for toddler, 16-18 for child: Ribbing. SEE PHOTO below for finished detail. Chain 2. *fpdc in fpdc. bpdc in dc. fpdc in dc. bpdc in dc.* Repeat from * to * all the way around. Join with ss at end of row. Weave in ends.
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or spot any errors.

If you make this cute cap, I would appreciate a link back to the pattern either here on the blog or on Ravelry so others can use it as well.  Happy Crocheting!
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