How to make the Darling Crochet Shell Cap
Darling Crochet Shell Cap
Written by Teresa Richardson
Video Tutorial Darling Crochet Shell Cap
Video Tutorial Left Hand Darling Crochet Shell Cap
NOTE: The crown of this cap is made with a single crochet. The child version is made with a half double crochet.
Child Size Cap
Instructions for: Little Darling Toddler-Youth Crochet Shell Cap
Skill Level - Easy
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
MC - Magic Circle
SH - Shell
( 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
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Caron 4-ply yarn
This cap will fit an approximate 22-24 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 SC through the magic loop or chain. Do not join and work in a continual round. (12 SC total) You may want to get a yarn marker to mark the first stitch of each round.
Round 2: Work 2 SC in the top of the first stitch. Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (24 SC total)
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (24 SC total)
Round 4: *Work 1 SC in the next stitch, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from * for a total of 36 SC. (36 SC total)
Round 5: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from * for a total of 48 SC. (48 SC total)
Round 6: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (48 SC total)
Round 7: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from * for a total of 64 SC. (64 SC total)
Round 8-9: 1 SC in each single crochet around.
Round 10: *Work 1 SC in each of the next 7 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch. Continue around from * for a total of 72 SC. (72 SC total)
Round 11: Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (72 SC total) Skip 1 stitch and slip stitch in the next to even off the round.
Round 12: Work a shell in the first stitch (shell = 2 HDC, CH 1, 2 HDC in the same space) skip 3 stitches, *work a shell in the next stitch, Continue around from *. (18 Shell Stitches Total)
Round 13-21 : 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. (18 Shells total)