Friday, March 28, 2014

Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms - Option A







Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms

Crochet Geek will demonstrate a crochet baby cap with pom poms. This cap is worked with  four ply worsted light weight yarn.  Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr  and hit the like button.  

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Note: If you made this cap with the pom poms, it does have small yarn tails that may come out of the yarn pom-poms. Please keep this in mind around small babies and children.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Version Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms

Skill Level - Beginner/Intermediate


Size Estimate - Newborn - 4 months 13-16 inches (size can easily be modified for a larger cap

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet


Definitions
Front Post Double Crochet - Put your hook to the right of the stitch, around the post and up the opposite side. 
Complete the double crochet.
Left Hand Front Post Double Crochet - Put your hook to the left of the stitch, around the post and up the opposite side. Complete the double crochet.

Back Post Double Crochet
- Put your hook to the backside right of the stitch, around the front, to the left. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the stitch.

Left Hand Back Post Double Crochet - Put your hook to the backside left of the stitch, around the front, to the right. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the stitch.

Continual Round -
Put your hook through the top of the first stitch and work the single crochet or stitch that you are working.  This technique is worked instead of joining, to eliminate the seam that will show up when you join rounds.


Yarn Marker -  Marker for the first stitch of each round. I use scrap pieces of yarn to mark the first stitch. 

Work a loose chain of 42. Make sure the chain is not twisted. Join with the beginning chain.



Round 1: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch.  In the same chain, work one double crochet. Work one DC in each chain around for a total of 42 double crochet. Join with the beginning stitch.


Round 2-3:
Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch.  We will be working a series of post stitches. *Work a front post double crochet. (see definitions above for details on how to work the FPDC) Work a back post double crochet for each of the next two stitches. (see definitions above for details on how to work the BPDC, continue around from * for a total of 42 stitches. Join with the beginning stitch. Cut the yarn and change color.

Round 4-11: Attach the new color of yarn to the top of any stitch. Work a chain one, single crochet in the same stitch.  Work 1 SC in each stitch around for a total of 42. Work the continual round.  You may want to use a yarn marker to mark what would be the first stitch in each round.  Upon completion, cut a long length of tail. This will be used to sew the top of the cap shut.


Thread your tapestry needle and turn the cap inside out. You will skip 6-7 stitches on each side, sewing the top, center shut. Knot and secure the strand when you get to the to the other side.  Hide the tail between the stitches. Flip the cap right side out.

Cap Corners: Attach the yarn to any stitch in the corner of the stitches that were left un-worked.  Work three rounds of single crochet. This is to make the corner stand up a little higher than the rest of the cap.  Both sides will be done the same way. Slip stitch to finish off, cut off some extra yarn.  Weave the tail through the last round, pull the top shut.

Attaching Pom-Pom: You will run your needle through the center of the pom-pom 5-10 times making sure it is secure. When you go back through, make sure it is slightly over from where you came up so you don't pull your yarn through.  When it is secure, make a knot underneath the ball. Hide the tail between the stitches.






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