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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Crochet Helmet Cap

I'm in The Bahamas now where there is surely no snow, but I'm thinking snow and cold. I recently talked with my daughter in Cincinnati who said she could use a hat or two for friends for Christmas. I made this little crocheted cap and am making a knit one, too. I'll be back in the USA in a couple of days where I can mail the caps home to Cincinnati in time for Christmas.

Crochet Helmet Cap

You'll need: J hook. knitting worsted weight, size 4, yarn – 2 or 3 ounces

Gauge: 16 st = 4 “; 11 rows = 4” Check your gauge and adjust hook size as necessary.

Size: 22 inch head size (medium adult).

Work in round.

Round 1: (rs) Ch 80, join with ss being careful not to twist. Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1) and dc in same sp as join. Skip one chain, sc in next pace. * Dc, ch 1, dc in next sp (open shell made), skip one ch, sc in next sp, skip one ch. Repeat from * around, join with ss. Turn.

Round 2 – 21 (7” from beginning): *ss to first sc of last round. Work ch 3, dc in same space, sc in chain 1 space of open shell of last round, work open shell in top of sc of last round. Continue from * and join with ss. Turn.

Mark beginning of round. Begin decrease for crown: Working right side only, do not join rounds.

Decrease round 1: sc in the ch one sp of each open shell around. (20 st)
Round 2 work even in sc.
Round 3: sc 2 tog (dec made) around until only 6 st remain, ss next st. break off and weave in end.

Questions and comments are welcome. :)




River Glorious said...

That's a nice hat, Lois. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Lois said...

Thank you so much, River Glorious. :)