Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tutorial! Crocheted Long Stocking Cap


**A tutorial for a newborn version with two brim options is now up!  Check it out here!**


Crocheted Long Stocking Cap Tutorial
**If you use this pattern in a blog post or sell any hats from this pattern, please give me credit and link back to this tutorial.  Thanks!**

Hat Dimensions
Approximate Length – 36 inches
Fits head approximately 20-22 inches.

**This is the first time I have ever written a crocheting tutorial.  It has not been tested and I am sure there are mistakes.  Please just have fun with it, and feel free to notify me if you feel you’ve found a mistake.**

Pattern Notes
I used an H hook and medium weight yarn.
Chain at the beginning of each round counts as the first stitch.
The number in parenthesis is the number of stitches in that round.
Most people chain 3 when beginning a double crochet round.  I tend to have really tight double crochets so I chained 2 instead and will write the pattern as I did it.
Join each round with a slip stitch.
The length of this hat can be easily adjusted by reducing the number of rounds of a particular stitch count (especially at the beginning), or increasing the number of rounds of a particular stitch count.

Abbreviations
R – Round
ch – Chain
dc – Double Crochet
st - Stitch
dec – decrease
ss – Slip Stitch


R1: ch 5, join in first chain
R2: ch 2, dc in each chain, join (5)
R3: ch 2, dc in each st, join (5)
R4: ch 2, dc in each st, join (5)
R5: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join (6)
R6: ch 2, dc in each st, join (6)
R7: ch 2, dc in each st, join (6)
R8: ch 2, dc in each st, join (6)
R9: ch 2, dc in each st, join (6)
R10: ch 2, dc in each st, join (6)
R11: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc, dc,* repeat * section round, join (9)
R12: ch 2, dc in each st, join (9)
R13: ch 2, dc in each st, join (9)
R14: ch 2, dc in each st, join (9)
R15: ch 2, dc in each st, join (9)
R16: ch 2, dc in each st, join (9)
R17: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st, dc in next st, *2 dc, dc, dc* repeat * section round, join (12)
R18: ch 2, dc in each st, join (12)           
R19: ch 2, dc in each st, join (12)
R20: ch 2, dc in each st, join (12)
R21: ch 2, dc in each st, join (12)
R22: ch 2, dc in each st, join (12)
R23: ch 2, dc in same st, dc, dc, dc, *2dc, dc, dc, dc* repeat * section round, join (15)
R24: ch 2, dc in each st, join (15)
R25: ch 2, dc in each st, join (15)
R26: ch 2, dc in each st, join (15)
R27: ch 2, dc in each st, join (15)
R28: ch 2, dc in each st, join (15)
R29: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 4 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 4 st* repeat * section round, join (18)
R30: ch 2, dc in each st, join (18)
R31: ch 2, dc in each st, join (18)
R32: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 5 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 5 st* repeat * section round, join (21)
R33: ch 2, dc in each st, join (21)
R34: ch 2, dc in each st, join (21)
R35: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 6 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 6 st* repeat * section round, join (24)
R36: ch 2, dc in each st, join (24)
R37: ch 2, dc in each st, join (24)
R38: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 7 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 7 st* repeat * section round, join (27)
R39: ch 2, dc in each st, join (27)
R40: ch 2, dc in each st, join (27)
R41: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 8 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 8 st* repeat * section round, join (30)
R42: ch 2, dc in each st, join (30)
R43: ch 2, dc in each st, join (30)
R44: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 9 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 9 st* repeat * section round, join (33)
R45: ch 2, dc in each st, join (33)
R46: ch 2, dc in each st, join (33)
R47: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 10 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 10 st* repeat * section round, join (36)
R48: ch 2, dc in each st, join (36)
R49: ch 2, dc in each st, join (36)
R50: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 11 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 11 st* repeat * section round, join (39)
R51: ch 2, dc in each st, join (39)
R52: ch 2, dc in each st, join (39)
R53: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 12 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 12 st* repeat * section round, join (42)
R54: ch 2, dc in each st, join (42)
R55: ch 2, dc in each st, join (42)
R56: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 13 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 13 st* repeat * section round, join (45)
R57: ch 2, dc in each st, join (45)
R58: ch 2, dc in each st, join (45)
R59: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 14 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 14 st* repeat * section round, join (48)
R60: ch 2, dc in each st, join (48)
R61: ch 2, dc in each st, join (48)
R62: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 15 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 15 st* repeat * section round, join (51)
R63: ch 2, dc in each st, join (51)
R64: ch 2, dc in each st, join (51)
R65: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 16 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 16 st* repeat * section round, join (54)
R66: ch 2, dc in each st, join (54)
R67: ch 2, dc in each st, join (54)
R68: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 17 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 17 st* repeat * section round, join (57)
R69: ch 2, dc in each st, join (57)
R70: ch 2, dc in each st, join (57)
R71: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 18 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 18 st* repeat * section round, join (60)
R72: ch 2, dc in each st, join (60)
R73: ch 2, dc in each st, join (60)
R74: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 19 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 19 st* repeat * section round, join (63)
R75: ch 2, dc in each st, join (63)
R76: ch 2, dc in each st, join (63)
R77: ch 2, dc in same st, one dc in the next 20 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 20 st* repeat * section round, join (66)
R78: ch 2, dc in each st, join (66)
R79: ch 2, dc in each st, join (66)
R80: dc in same st, one dc in the next 21 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 21 st* repeat * section round, join (69)
R81: ch 2, dc in each st, join (69)
R82: ch 2, dc in each st, join (69)
R83: dc in same st, one dc in the next 22 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 22 st* repeat * section round, join (72)
R84: ch 2, dc in each st, join (72)
R85: ch 2, dc in each st, join (72)
R86: dc in same st, one dc in the next 23 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 23 st* repeat * section round, join (75)
R87: ch 2, dc in each st, join (75)
R88: ch 2, dc in each st, join (75)
R89: dc in same st, one dc in the next 24 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 24 st* repeat * section round, join (78)
R90: ch 2, dc in each st, join (78)
R91: ch 2, dc in each st, join (78)
R92: dc in same st, one dc in the next 25 st, *2 dc, one dc in the next 25 st* repeat * section round, join (81)
R93: ch 2, dc in each st, join (81)
R94: ch 2, dc in each st, join (81)
R95: ch 2, *dec over two stitches, dc in next 11 stitches* finish round with dc in last 13 stitches, join (75)
R96: ch 2, *dec over two stitches, dc in next 10 stitches* finish round with dc in last 12 stitches, join (69)
*R97-R102: ch 2, dc in each st, join (69)
R103: ch1, *ss in next st, ch1, ss in same st* round, join
*sometimes I will do more of the last round to make the hat longer or to complete a color pattern.

Finish off the hat by weaving in ends and with a yarn pom pom and enjoy!!

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for this awesome tutorial! This cap is super cute! I'd love for you to link to Things I've Done Thursday- it's up until noon Saturday EST. http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/2012/01/things-ive-done-thursday-19-progresso.html

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  2. AWWWWW, so cute!! I love the look of the long stocking hats. I really like the colors you used as well. Thank you so much for linking up to our party this week.

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  3. I found you on Tip Junkie! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

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    1. Thanks Lindsi! I'm glad you stopped by. I still get so giddy with each new comment and follower. I linked up this morning, and I'll keep you in mind when I have other kid related posts!

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  4. What a gorgeous hat!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. Adorable! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel

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  6. Hi! I love it! Thank's for sharing.
    1 observation: the number 41 is duplicated.
    Kisses,
    Camila, from Brazil
    ;)

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  7. I really must learn to crochet. Thanks for sharing this tutorial...

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  8. I have been search for a pattern like this! Thank you, thank you for sharing.

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  9. How many of each row did you do for each color?

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    1. I don't honestly remember, and I don't have these hats in my possession anymore. But I believe for this one I did something like 8 or 9 of the red and black and 3 of the white.

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  10. Love your hats but have not been able to download and will have to look at hand copying in the future. I just was blessed with twin grandsons and am always looking for cool and cute ideas, Thanks for sharing. God bless your "joys" in life.

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  11. Is this pattern for an adult hat or child?

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    1. Veronica, the hat fits head sizes 20-22" approximately. I made them for 10-12 year old boys with this pattern. Hope that helps!

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  12. I wish I was better at Crochet terminology! I love this hat pattern!

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  13. I just made this, it only took me an hour and a half for my fiancee and it is awesome! He loves it! This was so easy and thank you so much for sharing this. I have been looking for a stocking hat like this for a very long time. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

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    1. Yay! This is my number one viewed post and pinned item, but you're the first to let me know you've actually done it! I'm so glad you were able to understand my tutorial and it worked out well for me. Thank you! You made my night!

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  14. Thank you for posting this pattern! Everyone is out to make money on things like this. I love that you are so nice to just put it out there! I just made 2 of these but I stopped on row 58 because they were for new born babies. They turned out awesome so thank you again!!!

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  15. Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to doing this one!

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  16. Made a hat using this pattern, but with tons of dark colors. Gave it as a white elephant gift for x-mas last year and they loved it. Had a request to make one in the colors that would match his Harley. Thanks!

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  17. This is exactly what I was searching for!! I'm stitching it up right now for party later today. Thanks so much!

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