Crochet Baby Cap Okefenokee





















Crochet Baby Cap Okefenokee

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Baby Cap Okefenokee


Video Tutorial:  Crochet Baby Cap Okefenokee Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy


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


Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle



Size: Approximately 15 - 17 inches around

Stitch Combination - Set of Stitches (Stitch combo is a generic term)

1 single crochet, 2 Double Crochet - This will be called a stitch combo. The single crochet will be skipped with the exception of joining on each round.  The work will be done in the first and second double crochet for increase rounds. The second double crochet for rounds with no increases.



Work a chain 5, join.


Round 1: Work a chain 1, *1 single crochet, 2 Double Crochet through the chain, work 6 times through the chain, join with the beginning stitch. Slip stitch to the next double crochet. (6 set of stitches total)


Increase Round: The stitch combo will be worked in the first and second double crochet.
Round 2: Work a chain 1, *1 single crochet, 2 Double Crochet through the double crochet, 1 single crochet, 2 Double Crochet through the next double crochet double crochet.  Continue around from *.  join with the beginning single crochet. Slip stitch to the second double crochet. (12 set of stitches total) 


Yarn Marker: you can use a yarn marker to mark the first and last stitch for reference. You will want to change the yarn marker with each round.  This is optional if you have trouble finding the beginning of the round. I use yarn markers and find they save time in keeping the project accurate.


Round 3: Chain 1, work a stitch combo(1SC, 2DC) in the second double crochet of each set around, join with a slip stitch to the beginning single crochet. slip stitch to the second double crochet (12 stitch combo total)


This will be an increase round with 6 stitch combo increases.  
Round 4:  Chain 1, *work the stitch combo in the second double crochet, work the stitch combo in the first and second double crochet(increase), continue around from *. join with a slip stitch to the beginning single crochet. slip stitch to the second double crochet   (18stitch combo total)



Round 5: Chain 1, work a stitch combo(1SC, 2DC) in the second double crochet of each set around, join with a slip stitch to the beginning single crochet. slip stitch to the second double crochet (18 stitch combo total)


Round 6-12: Chain 1, work a stitch combo(1SC, 2DC) in the second double crochet of each set around, join with a slip stitch to the beginning single crochet. slip stitch to the second double crochet (18 stitch combo total)


Earflaps  
Row 1-2: Work 4 stitch combo's across, turn, no chain 1 on the turn. (work in the middle stitch of each combo of stitches)
Row 3: This will be a decrease row reducing down to 3 stitch combo's.  Work a single crochet in the middle stitch. Work a double crochet decrease, starting in the same stitch, working the second part in the middle double crochet of the next combo. Work one more double crochet in the same stitch as the stitch the decrease was completed in. There will be an extra stitch but it is still a decrease. The two remaining stitches will be individual. turn.
Row 4: Work 3 stitch combo across. Work in the stitch close to the edge when you get to the final combo, which is working in the decrease made on row 3. 


The sides are not going to be very even or neat.  We will work a single crochet edging upon completion, which will even up the earflaps.


Row 5-6: Work 3 stitch combo across.  Cut the yarn and sew in the tail.


Skip 3 stitch combo's and attach the yarn in the next for the second earflap.  The 3 left open is the back of the cap.  


Work a single crochet edging around the cap.


You will knot, secure and sew in any remaining tails.





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Comments

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  2. I love this Crochet Baby Cap Okefenokee pattern! I read your post about making baby cocoons out of hat patterns, and I think I'm going to try this one! I just love it. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  3. I made the hat and it is adorable beyond words. Thank you for the wonderful pattern!!

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