Rib-wrapped toddler and kid cap
CelticMommy on Ravelry. Ravelry pattern link)
I originally made this as a hat for preemies, newborns and babies but have gotten such a wonderful response on it, that I modified the pattern and edge trim for toddlers and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!
• 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.
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.
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.
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!