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Little Flower Baby Cap

This is another super-fast gift.  It is a wee bit more complicated than is typical for me, but still easy enough if you go slowly.


Newborn size.

5 mm hook
Worsted Weight Yarn
Gauge: 14 DC; 8 rows = 4″  (Easier: first round is approximately 1″ in diameter)

Ch 3.

1) In 3rd chain, DC 10 times.  Join with slst.
2) Ch 2.  DC twice in each st around.  Join with slst.
3) Ch 2.  *DC twice in one st, DC once in next st* around.  Join with slst.
4) Ch 2.  *DC once in each of 2 sts.  DC twice in following st* around.  Join with slst.
5) Ch 2.  DC in each st around. Join with slst to the front loop only of the first DC.


6 a) (Bear in mind you’ve got a slip stitch in the first st, so it’s been worked.)  *Ch 5.  Skip next 3 sts.  Slst in front loop only of next st.*  So: you will have a sl st in every fourth Dc, and loops of chains.  At the end, slst around the first chain-5.

6 b) *Sc, Hdc, Dc, Tr, Dc, Hdc, Sc* in each and every ch-5 loop around.  At the end, slst in back loop of the first st.

6 c) Ch 2.  DC in each st around.  Be sure you Dc in the back loops of sts that already have a ch-5 loop anchored on them.  Join to first st with a normal slst.

7 & 8 ) Ch 2.  DC in each st around. Join with slst.

9) Repeat round 6 a, b, & c.

10 & 11) Ch 2.  DC in each st around. Join with slst.

12) Repeat round 6–A & B only.  Finish off after completing B.

Weave in all ends.


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Basic Adult Hat


This is one of those things for which a pattern isn’t really necessary, but can stand as a good jumping-off point.  The 10-st multiple is useful for any number of stitch patterns.  The basic suggestion for chaning it up: Do the increase rows in plain DC as instructed, & then whatever pattern stitch you desire for the straight-down part.

The only semi-fancy thing here is Front Post and Back Post double crochet.  On the off-chance you don’t know how to do these stitches, check out the instructions here.

The hat is worked in a continuous spiral.  Take note of the beginning portion of the gauge; the simplest way to make sure you’ve got the correct gauge is to just do the first round & lay a ruler across it.  Length is easily changed by  simply working for more rounds.

Basic Adult Hat

5.5 mm hook
WW yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in “lipstick print”; it’s quite warm.)
stitch marker
gauge: first round is 1″ in diameter; 8 rows of 13 sts = 4″

ch 3.

1) DC 10 times in last chain. PM in last st. (Move this marker up as you go.) (10)
2) DC 2 times in each stitch around. (20)
3) *DC 2 times in 1 st; DC once in next st* around (30)
4) DC in first st.  *DC twice in next st; DC once in each of next 2 sts* around to end; DC in last st. (40)
5) *DC 2 times in one st; DC once in each of next 3 sts* around. (50)
6) DC in first 2 sts.  *DC twice in one stitch; DC once in each of next 4 sts* around to end.  DC once in each of last 2 sts. (60)
7) *DC 2 times in one st: DC once in each of next 5 sts* around.  (70)
8 – 15) DC once in each st. (70)
16) *FPDC in one st; BPDC in next st* around. (70)
17 – 20) FPDC in each FPDC; BPDC in each BPDC around. At the end of round 20, finish off & weave in the loose end. (70)

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