|Autumn, age 6, wearing her Kitty Cap|
I love making gifts for my grandchildren, but when you have as many as I do, you need items that can be made in a hurry. So I designed this little cap for my granddaughters; it is very quick and easy to make. It makes a great gift or item to sell (yes, you can sell items made from any of my patterns!)
The corners stand up like little cat ears, so we decided to call it the "Kitty Cap." It fits a little girl between the ages of 3-10, but I used a smaller hook (5 mm) and made one that fit my 18 month old granddaugter, Lilly. I haven't tried it, but you could probably use a larger hook and make one that would fit an adult.
by Elizabeth Ann White
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 3-10 years (19”-21” head)
Gauge: 3 dc = 1” and 2 dc rows =1 1/4”
3 ozs. Worsted Weight Yarn
Size I (5.50mm) Crochet Hook
Rnd 1: Ch 29, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 24 chs, 3 dc in next ch (ch at end); working in remaining lps on opposite side of chain, dc in each of next 25 chs; join with sl st in top of ch-3. (First 3 chs count as first dc; 54 dc made)
Rnds 2-9: Ch 3 for first dc, dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (54 dc)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first st, skip next 2 sts, *(sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
|The first round completed.|
|The finished cap.|
|Kyleigh, who just turned three. She has the edging of her hat folded up to form a brim.|
|Lilly, 18 months, and her Uncle Josh. Sorry Josh, I will make you a pink Kitty Cap for your birthday!|
|Abby, age 4. I wonder who got into the chocolate cookies?|
|Ana, age 10. She is growing up much too fast to suit her Grandmama!|
|Jasee, age 5, in her pretty pink Kitty Cap|
Special thanks go to E. J. Miller and Jewel Fernley for testing this pattern.
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