Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Cotton Skull Cap (great as a chemo cap too)


Cotton Skull Cap

Adult size-Use J hook
Kids-Use an I hook
Little Kids-Use an H hook


1 ball (2.5 ounce solid color or 2.0 ombre) of Sugar N Cream or Peaches N Cream 100% cotton ww yarn.

Tapestry needle

Hook as listed above.

Stitches used:

sl st-slip stitch
dc-double crochet


Ch 4 and join with sl st

Round 1: Work 12 dc into ring and join with sl st

Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 dc into each stitch around, join to ch 1 with sl st

Round 3: Ch 1, *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next st* around, join to ch 1

Round 4: ch 1, *1 dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next st* around, join to ch 1

Round 5: ch 1, *1 dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next st* around, join to ch 1

Rounds 6-8: Ch 1, dc in each stitch around, join to first ch 1
(Note: to make the cap bigger, you may add another row of rows 6-8)

Rounds 9-12: (do not ch 1 here) sc in each st around (use stitch marker to mark start of each round-work a spiral for these four rounds)

Round 13: sl st each stitch around. Fasten off and weave in ends.

If you are making this as a chemo cap to donate, wash first to soften up the cotton yarn.

Copyright 5/2006-Deneen St. Amour-All Rights Reserved. No pattern may be reproduced or distributed-mechanically, electronically, or by any other means including photocopying and posting to websites without written permission from Deneen St Amour (you may link to this pattern through your website). Pattern is for personal use, however, you may sell finished items made from this pattern. For e-mail assitance and/or pattern corrections, please contact me at yarnsandmusings (at) gmail (dot) com.


Jaye said...

Very nice skull cap, Deneen. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

halfjackd said...

Great pattern Deneen! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to remember to print it when my loud ass printer won't wake up the house lol.

(psst...I like the colors you used too!)

ladylinoleum said...

These are really cool Deneen!

Andy's Crafts said...

I like the design and they are very comfortable to wear. I shave my head so it protects from the cold and the sun. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

very purtyful

Renee said...

I must crochet really tightly... I used the J hook, but it looks like it would fit an infant. :( I will have to try a bigger hook and see what happens.

Deneen said...

Renee-you could go up a hook size, I crochet a bit loosely. This is a snug fitting cap (for hair loss during chemotherapy), so you can add a few extra increase rounds and then a few of the even rounds.

paula said...

Oh my !! I must've done something terribly wrong w/ my stitches, because my hat doesn't even look like this picture ! My hat looks ruffly and scallopy- very much like a little girl fru fru hat. What the heck did I do wrong??

Tika said...

This is great! But I made a small hat, probably the same problem Paula had but I gave it to my dolly.
(I'm 11). And it surely fits!! Now she needs a scarf...

Why can't I make it even bigger?!?!?!

Deneen said...

Do one or two more increase rounds-round 6 ch 1, 1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc next st around.

round 7-ch 1, 1 dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st around.

follow the rest of the pattern

Anonymous said...

COOL hat. Ive been looking everywhere for a hat like this. Thanx for sharing the pattern.

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