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Friday, March 05, 2010

Faux Baseball Cap Pattern March 2010

FAUX BASEBALL CAP designed by Linda Graimm

This pattern has only been tested by me (over and over and over…) but if you find anything that you have questions about or seems to be wrong, please don’t hesitate to contact me at emmalemmon47@msn.com.

Boy or Girl size: 20” around

MATERIALS: Worsted Wt yarn; Size “H” hook, tapestry needle
Note: I used Caron Simply Soft, one skein of Berry Blue. Doesn’t take too much yarn to make this hat unless you have help from your beloved kitty, Bearli, who loves to play with yarn and rip things out.

GAUGE: 4 stitches = 1”, approx. 3 rows = 1”

NOTES:
1. Ch 2 does NOT count as stitch throughout.
2. Hdc Decrease (Hdc Dec): Wrap yarn around hook, put through stitch indicated stitch, pull up a loop, pull up a loop in next stitch, YO and pull through all loops on hook.
3. Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): Place hook through post of stitch on row below from front to back to front, wrap yarn around hook, pull yarn through post, complete as a regular double crochet.
4. Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc): Place hook through post of stitch on row below from back to front to back, wrap yarn around hook, pull through post, complete as a regular double crochet.
5. When making FPdc or BPdc, the next stitch sort of gets “sucked up” into the post stitch. Don’t miss that next stitch!

INSTRUCTIONS:
Round 1: Ch 4, 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, join in top of beg ch 2 throughout unless otherwise indicated. (8hdc)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join (16 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 2, *hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch* Repeat around, join. (24 hdc)

Round 4: Ch 2, *hdc in each of 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch* Repeat around, join. (32 stitches)

Round 5: Ch 2, *hdc in each of 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch* Repeat around, join. (40 stitches)

Round 6: Ch 2, *hdc in each of next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch* Repeat around, join. (48 stitches)

Round 7: Ch 2, L*hdc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch* Repeat around, join. (56 stitches)

Round 8: Ch 2, *hdc in each of next 6 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch* Repeat around, join. (64 stitches)

Round 9: Ch 2, *hdc in each of next 7 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch* once, hdc in each of next 7 stitches, 7 DC in FRONT LOOP only of next stitch (Visor Shell started). Hdc in each of next 7 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch* twice. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc, work FPdc over next stitch, *BPdc over next stitch, FPdc over next stitch* five times (11 stitches in ribbing). Hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next 7 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Join.

Round 10: Ch 2, hdc in first 14 stitches. Sk 2 hdc, 2 dc in each of 7 Visor Shell stitches (14 stitches for shell); sk 2 hdc, hdc to 1 stitch before Ribbing. BPdc over next stitch, *FPdc over FPdc, BPdc over BPdc* to end of ribbing, BPdc over next stitch (13 Ribbing Stitches). Hdc to end, join.

Round 11: [Note: from here on in, *FPdc around all FPdc and BPdc around all BPdc*] Hdc in 10 stitches. Hdc decrease over next 2 stitches, sk next 2 stitches, *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch*. Repeat 6 more times (21 stitches on Visor Shell). Sk next 2 stitches, hdc decrease over next 2 stitches; hdc in next 21 stitches, hdc decrease over next 2 stitches, Repeat from * to * across ribbing stitches starting and ending with BPdc] {13 stitches in ribbing}, hdc decrease over next 2 stitches, hdc in last 10 stitches, join.

Round 12: Ch 2, hdc in first 7 stitches, hdc decrease over next 2 stitches, skip 2 stitches, place 3 double crochet in first Visor Shell stitch, dc in each of next 3 stitches, *3 dc in next stitch, dc in next 3 stitches* across Visor Shell, ending with 3 dc in last stitch of Shell. Skip two stitches, hdc decrease over next 2 stitches. Hdc in next 18 stitches. FPdc around next stitch (which was a hdc decrease in row below), *BPdc in each BPdc, FPdc in each FPdc across ribbing. At end of ribbing, FPdc around next stitch (15 stitches). Hdc in last 10 stitches of round, join.

Round 13: Ch 2, hdc in first 7 stitches; skip next stitch. Single Crochet in each stitch of Visor Shell (I did these stitches tightly because it helps the visor stand up/out) (33 stitches); skip next stitch, hdc in each of next 18 stitches, *FPdc around each FPdc, and BPdc around each BPdc* across ribbing (15 stitches in ribbing). Hdc in last 10 stitches, join.

Round 14: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 6 stitches, hdc decrease over next 2 stitches, slip stitch in next 31 sts, hdc decrease over 2 stitches, hdc in 14 sts. Hdc decrease over 2 stitches, *FPdc over FPdc, BPdc over BPdc* over ribbing (15 stitches), hdc decrease over next 2 stitches, hdc in last 8 stitches, join. FO, weave in ends.


I crocheted a little flat button for the top of the hat but you could use a button or leave plain if you would like.

When (and if--I did not block because Caron SS is so very soft) you block the cap (this is unblocked), you may have to pull ribbing straight. It really isn’t as crooked as it appears in the pictures. Really.
This hat was made the same as above, except the ribbing came first on the front and then I added the Visor Shell.  I made 5 of these for my grandkids all in Hunter Green for a picture session, and I got a little bored making the same thing so I experimented here and there.

Don't hesitate to contact me if there are problems or you have any questions.  emmalemmon47@msn.com
This, too, shall pass.

1 comment:

  1. Love this pattern! My little guy would love this too I think. I'll have to add it to my "make this" list. Thank you so much. :) And thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ♥ Melissa~
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