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Topic: Toddler Stocking Cap (not in the round)  (Read 3241 times)
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Cabin Fever
« on: November 23, 2008 10:05:50 AM »

Being on the Ferry to Washington with another crocheter, I learned how to make a simple stocking cap. Instead of crocheting in the round, you make a chain of 25 or so and then just single crochet back and forth in the back loop only. It looks a lot like you are making a scarf, but when it gets to the length to wrap around a head you slip stitch the ends together. Weave a double length of yard in and out of one end, pull tight, tie and you have a stocking cap with a different look.

It looks better with the bottom rolled up, but to keep my grandsons ears covered we left the edge down, I think next time I will chain more to make it longer there. I also didn't add the recommended pom pom for the top. It might need something there, but I still don't like the idea of a pom pom.
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008 10:17:26 AM »

I love this hat, pom pom or not. My son is begging for a hat and I may just have to try it out! Wink

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008 10:39:04 AM »

Thanks, if I didn't explain it good enough, please just ask if you need help, but it's a pretty simple concept.

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008 02:32:27 PM »

I like the hat! I always like it when things are simple and functional. That'd be a great beginner's project. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008 04:17:26 PM »

OH! I just remembered, if you want it on the diagonal, you need to add 2 stitches at the end of one row and subtract on stitch from the other throughout, always on the same side. I think it will work if you don't do that too.

« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008 06:24:36 PM »

so cute!

« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008 08:51:35 AM »

I started one of these, and made it long enough to wrap around his head.... when I realized that 25 was just not enough for his big ol' noggin.  I've frogged it all out and am starting over, with a chain of 35... oh, and I'm doing DCs instead of SCs, so hopefully I'll get it done soon, LOL!! I love the ribbed look though, and hadn't thought of doing a hat from a flat panel like this. Thanks for the idea!

~*~ Sadie ~*~
Oh, for corn's sake!
Cabin Fever
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008 10:21:09 AM »

I bet that will look great too, I hope you post a picture when it is done!

« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008 09:03:28 PM »

Yeah!! I finished it up with some green WoolEase I had laying around... very soft and cuddly, and easy to whip up while watching TV!


~*~ Sadie ~*~
Oh, for corn's sake!
Cabin Fever
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008 08:40:50 AM »

That came out great! I love that chunky yarn and it looks so much better with the edge rolled up.  I bet your son loves it!

« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2008 09:00:04 AM »

ROFL, it's such a stretchy hat that it fits both my husband and myself too! Now the hubby wants one. Wink  Thanks again for such a cute and quick pattern!

~*~ Sadie ~*~
Oh, for corn's sake!
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008 09:04:25 AM »

Thank you!!  I've been wondering if I could make a crocheted hat that looked like this, and now I see both of yours and know I can.  Time to log off and crochet!  Will post pics when I'm done.  Thank you again!   Grin
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008 03:13:42 PM »

I made a couple of those hats when I was first learning to crochet Smiley  My husband still wears his to go hunting, and my youngest son wears the one I made for my oldest.  Yours turned out great Smiley  It makes me want to make more. 

« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2008 02:38:04 PM »

Looks great, and sounds easy enough to pound out in an evening.  I think it would like nice with the pompom, but think it looks nice without one, too.  I've yet to meet a boy who likes pompoms, anyway!   Wink
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2009 01:06:38 PM »

I've made two more!

I don't have a picture of the second one yet, as she grabbed it from me as soon as I finished tying the pom-pom on, but the last one was in solid baby blue. Smiley

~*~ Sadie ~*~
Oh, for corn's sake!
Cabin Fever
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2009 05:33:12 PM »

Your daughter is pretty cute with that hat on! (I bet she's cute without it too!)  I like the pom pom on top, looks more finished.

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