Saturday, November 8, 2008

Flat Top Beanie Cap


This is going to be a beanie with a flatter top. This cap is the same as the Stripe Beanie Cap only the instructions for this cap are written for the spiral. I also have instructions written for this Beanie Cap with Stripes.

Skill Level: Easy Beginner

Flat Top Beanie Cap
Abbreviations
MC = Magic Loop
SC = Single Crochet
CH = Chain
ST = Stitch

Gauge:

4 inches
= 12 Stitches
4 inches = 15 rows
Size I crochet hook
4-ply worsted weight yarn

Written by Teresa Richardson

MC - Magic Circle
You can also Chain 4 and join if you are not familiar with the magic circle

Round 1: CH 1, 10 SC in your magic circle or chain. Do not join.
(10 SC Total)

You will single crochet in the top of the beginning stitch with one continual round until the end of the cap is finished. You will want to mark your first stitch so you know approximately where a new round is beginning. There will be a shift to the left with your first stitch each round and a shift to the right with your yarn marker. If you change your marker each round, you will not notice the shift as much.

Round 2: CH 1, 2 SC in each ST around to the yarn marker. (20 SC Total)

Round 3: Ch 1, *1 SC in ea of the next 2 St's, 2 SC in the next St, repeat from *, you will be increase every 3 stitches for a total of 27 stitches. Continue around to the yarn marker. (27 SC total)

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 SC in each ST around, Continue around to the yarn marker. (27 SC total)

Round 5: Ch 1, *1 SC in ea of the next 2 St's, 2 SC in the next St, repeat from *, you will be increase every 3 stitches for a total of 36 stitches. Continue around to the yarn marker. (36 SC total)

Round 6: Ch 1, 1 SC in each ST around, Continue around to the yarn marker. (36 SC total)

Round 7: Ch 1, *1 SC in ea of the next 2 St's, 2 SC in the next St, repeat from *, you will be increase every 3 stitches for a total of 48 stitches. Continue around to the yarn marker. (48 SC total)

Round 8: Ch 1, 1 SC in each ST around,
Continue around to the yarn marker . (48 SC total)

Round 9: Ch 1, *1 SC in ea of the next 6 St's, 2 SC in the next St, repeat from *, you will be increase every 7 stitches for a total of 55 stitches.
Continue around to the yarn marker. (55 SC total)

Round 10-24: You will continue with a single crochet in each stitch for the remaining rounds. (55 single crochet total)

When you have completed the length of your cap, skip on stitch and join in the next stitch. Cut your yarn, sew in the tail.
Making the Cap Smaller:
  1. You can use an F, G or H hook without altering the pattern.
  2. Stop increasing after round 7 and continue on to form the sides of the cap
Making the Cap Larger:
  1. You can use a larger crochet hook
  2. You can make this cap larger by adding another increase round. At round 10, you will do 1 SC in ea of the next 5 SC, 2 SC in the next. (Approximately 65 single crochet total). Round 11-24 will be 1 SC in each stitch around. You can add more stitches or less stitches for a custom fit.

Beginner Crochet Stitches and Techniques

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