Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Newborn Stocking Cap Tutorial (Crochet)




Here it is!  A crochet tutorial for a newborn stocking cap.  This is similar to my Crochet Long Stocking Cap Tutorial, but I've made some adjustments, and this one is sized for a newborn.

There are two options below.  One with a ribbed band and one with a rolled band.

Disclaimer
**I am definitely not a professional when it comes to writing patterns.  I am simply sharing this for your enjoyment.  If you find mistakes, or have questions, please let me know but be polite.  If you post projects online from this pattern, please just link back to my site and give me credit for the pattern.  Thanks!**

Fits Approx 13"-14" head
Approx 21" long with pom pom

For Option 1 I did three rows of each color.  For Option 2 I did 2 red and 1 white.  Be wild and crazy and have fun with the pattern!  However, I find it works best if the number of rows of the overall color pattern adds up to a multiple of three. i.e. 3 blue + 3 grey = 6, or 2 red + 1 white = 3, and so forth.

Also, I've tried several different ways of changing between colors.  I've cut and tied each section, and I've cut and wove in ends of each section.  But the best method I've found so far is to carry each color through the whole project and cut just once at the end.  You get something that looks like this inside.


Very few ends to weave in, a nice clean inside, and you probably use less yarn when all is said and done.




Option 1

Size H Hook – Yarn Bee Andes Alpaca Yarn, Medium (4) Weight
Chain 3’s at the beginning of each round count as one double crochet
At the end of each round join with a slip stitch

Abbreviations
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st - stitch
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet

  1. ch 4, 5 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in top of ch to join
  2. ch 3, dc in each dc (6)
  3. ch 3, dc in each dc (6)
  4. ch 3, dc in each dc (6)
  5. ch 3, dc in each dc (6)
  6. ch 3, dc in each dc (6)
  7. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc, 1 dc* repeat * section to end (9)
  8. ch 3, dc in each dc (9)
  9. ch 3, dc in each dc (9)
  10. ch 3, dc in each dc (9)
  11. ch 3, dc in each dc (9)
  12. ch 3, dc in each dc (9)
  13. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 st, *2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc* repeat * section to end (12)
  14. ch 3, dc in each dc (12)
  15. ch 3, dc in each dc (12)
  16. ch 3, dc in each dc (12)
  17. ch 3, dc in each dc (12)
  18. ch 3, dc in each dc (12)
  19. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 3 st,* repeat * section to end (15)
  20.  ch 3, dc in each dc (15)
  21. ch 3, dc in each dc (15)
  22. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 4 st,* repeat * section to end (18)
  23. ch 3, dc in each dc (18)
  24. ch 3, dc in each dc (18)
  25. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 5 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 5 st,* repeat * section to end (21)
  26. ch 3, dc in each dc (21)
  27. ch 3, dc in each dc (21)
  28. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 6 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 6 st,* repeat * section to end (24)
  29. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 7 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 7 st,* repeat * section to end (27)
  30. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 8 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 8 st,* repeat * section to end (30)
  31. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 9 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 9 st,* repeat * section to end (33)
  32. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 10 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 10 st,* repeat * section to end (36)
  33. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 11 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 11 st,* repeat * section to end (39)
  34. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 12 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 12 st,* repeat * section to end (42)
  35. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 13 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 13 st,* repeat * section to end (45)
  36. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 14 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 14 st,* repeat * section to end (48)
  37. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 15 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 15 st,* repeat * section to end (51)
  38. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 16 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 16 st,* repeat * section to end (54)
  39. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 17 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 17 st,* repeat * section to end (57)
  40. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 18 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 18 st,* repeat * section to end (60)

At this point I sometimes do a few rows of *ch 3, dc in each dc* to finish a color pattern.  This is up to you.  I do like to finish on the color that I will be doing the rib in.

Ribbed Band
Ch 3, fpdc, bpdc, bpdc, *fpdc in next 2 stitches, bpdc in next 2 stitches* repeat * section around.  Join with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch.
Repeat the above round until the rib section is the desired length.  I typically do 2 or 3 rounds, and in the pictured hat I did 2.




Option 2
Size H Hook – Red Heart Super Sport Yarn
Chain 3’s at the beginning of each round count as a double crochet
At the end of each round join with a slip stitch

Follow the steps for Option 1 up to Round 40, then continue below.

  1. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 19 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 19 st,* repeat * section to end (63)
  2. ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 20 st, *2 dc, 1 dc in next 20 st,* repeat * section to end (66)
  3. ch 3, dc in dc (66)
  4. ch 3, dc in dc (66)
  5. ch 3, dc in dc (66)
  6. ch 3, dc in dc (66)
  7. Roll brim over last 4 rows.

12 comments:

  1. So adorable! I'm expecting in March. I don't really know how to crochet beyond a simple chain, but these photos inspire me to learn, if I can just find the time! I'm pinning it.

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  2. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  3. Very cute! Thanks for sharing.
    Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  4. So adorable! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday)at 'Or so she says ...' www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  5. Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your awesome stocking hat craft in our Crafty Showcase http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/12/01/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-9/ this week! We love seeing what you have been up to and visiting your blog.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Susie @Bowdabra

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  6. That's so cute! I especially love the red and white one!

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  7. This is so cute. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/washi-tape-idea-book-and-wednesdays.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  8. My favorite is the ribbed brim. Beautiful hats, thank you for posting the pattern.
    Pinning to my crochet board.

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  9. It's adorable! How cute that would be on alittle newborn's sweet head... :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  10. Soooo cute!

    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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  11. This is so cute...I love the red and white combo! :D

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