Little Darling Toddler-Youth Crochet Shell Cap



Little Darling Toddler-Youth Crochet Shell Cap

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Little Darling Toddler-Youth Crochet Shell Cap

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Little Darling Toddler-Youth Crochet Shell Cap

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
MC - Magic Circle
SH - Shell

Definition
( total stitches ) - This is the amount of stitches you will have on each round.
Shell for this pattern will be: 2 HDC, CH 1, 2 HDC

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Caron 4-ply yarn

This cap will fit an approximate 18 inch head. Since it is made with a G hook, you can make the cap larger with a size H, I/5.5mm or J hook.

Work a magic circle MC. Chain 3 and join as an alternative to the magic circle.

Round 1: Chain 1, Work 12 HDC through the magic loop or chain. Do not join and work in a continual round. (12 HDC total) You may want to get a yarn marker to mark the first stitch of each round.

Round 2: Work 2 HDC in the top of the first stitch. Work 2 HDC in each stitch around.
(24 HDC total)

Round 3:
Work 1 HDC in each stitch around. (24 HDC total)

Round 4: *Work 1 HDC in the next stitch, work 2 HDC in the next stitch. Continue around from * for a total of 36 HDC.
(36 HDC total)

Round 5:
*Work 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 HDC in the next stitch. Continue around from * for a total of 48HDC. (48 HDC total)
Round 6: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around.
(48 HDC total) Skip 1 stitch and slip stitch in the next to even off the round.

Round 7: Chain 1, pull up, Work 2 HDC, Ch 1, 2 HDC in the same stitch. *Skip 2 stitches. Work a shell in the next stitch. Continue around from *, join with the beginning shell.

Round 8-15: Slip stitch over to the chain 1 of the next shell. Chain 1, pull up, Work 2 HDC, Ch 1, 2 HDC in the chain 1 space of the previous shell. * Work a shell in the center chain of of the next shell. Continue around from *, join with the beginning shell. (16 Shells total)

Comments

  1. Very pretty, I will make a few of these.

    Teresa, I have to say you are quite an inspiration! I've learned so much from your blog and your outstanding YouTube Tut's.

    Just this weekend I learned how to make Granny Squares as I crocheted along with you. I will soon be adding a border and sewing them together. Couldn't have done it w/o you.

    Thank you for inspiring us Crocheters and Please keep doing what you're doing.

    Hugs,
    Jen

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  2. Thanks this is very cute I will make it for my daughter. Do you have any patterns for six year old boys?

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  3. So cute! Thanks for your posts, I've learned so much from them! How would you modify this for an adult?

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  4. Jen,
    Thank you for the comment, I appreciate it.

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  5. thailiz,
    I am going to work through an adult size pattern and post it here on my blog.

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  6. Darcy,
    When doing a custom hat for a child, you will need the size of the head. There is always a smaller cap in the larger caps.

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  7. HI,
    i really like your designs and the way u teach each pattern. i want to learn to read the patterns and i have been looking at this site http://www.mypicot.com/. there are really pretty designs there but i cant seem to follow the patterns. is there anyway that you can help me with that or some tips on how to do it?

    thank you soooo much... devoted crocheter

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  8. Thanks for maintaining such a lovely site. I have made a Shell Cap using this pattern, thanks for the easy instructions. I will be visiting here more often now. I will be posting a picture of the cap on my blog with a link back to your site. Thanks again :-)

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  9. Hello Theresa,
    I have made this hat for a child but now would like to make it for an adult. How do I modify it to make it fit an adult?

    Thanks in advance!

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  10. hi
    great videos i have bought lots of beginner crochet books and struggled now i have finally got it thanks you. Made a lovely little hat but too small for the 6yr old can i alter this one or will i have to undoo and start all over gain. thanks

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  11. do you have instructions for a baby - 3-6 months old

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  12. Hi Teresa! I'm learning to crochet this lovely darling cap by following your youtube and written instruction. I'm stuck on Row 7 where at the end you said to join to the beginning shell. May I know if this means to slip stitch to the chain space of the beginning shell? Hope to hear from you soon :) Many thanks for your generosity!

    Warm Regards
    Siew Meng
    Singapore

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  13. I love your easy to follow patterns! Thanks so much for sharing them. Here's a link to my blog and photos of how your pattern turned out when I crocheted it.

    http://veronicahurly.blogspot.com/2011/05/winter-is-here.html

    Thanks so much
    Veronica

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  14. I made a rose colored hat for my 3 year old mini & love it!! Do you have a pattern for adults in the same style? I would love one as well. Thanks!

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  15. I made this hat in a rose color for my mini. Love it! Thanks for the video. You made it so easy. Do you happen to have a pattern for adults as well? I love this pattern and would like to make myself one as well. Thanks so much!

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  16. @Achiever - The adult cap is called the Darling cap.

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  17. On the last two rows of the single crochet where are you putting those and how many in each space?

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  18. What size does this pattern make? I'm wanting to make a hat for newborns and I love this pattern. Not sure how to downsize, though!

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