Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Newsboy Cap Pattern



This is my go-to newsboy cap pattern.  Giving credit where it is (absolutely) due, I based it on this City Girl Cap pattern by Celeste Young.  I found that for me, the brim on the original was a little too long, and there were a few issues with the crown that I didn't love, so I made a few adjustments to make it more for my liking.  Here it is:


Newsboy Cap
(Based on a Design by Celeste Young of warmweatherknitting.blogspot.com)

Size G hook

Brim
(make 2):
Row 1: Ch 31, turn. Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (30 sc).

Row 2: Ch 2, turn (counts as first hdc in this row only). Skipping first sc, hdc in each sc across and in beg ch 1 (30 hdc).

Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Skipping first hdc, sc decrease over next two hdc. Hdc in next 25 hdc, sc decrease over next st and second ch of beg ch 2.

Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Skipping first hdc, sc decrease over next two hdc. Hdc in next 23 hdc, sc decrease over next st and second ch of beg ch 2.

Crown:

Ch 4. Join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 23 dc in ring (24 dc). Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3(counts as last BPDC now and throughout), FPDC in next dc, (2 BPDC in next dc, FPDC in next DC) around, BPDC around beg ch 3. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3 (12 FPDC, 24 BPDC made).

Rnd 3: Ch 3, (2 FPDC around first FPDC, BPDC around each of next two BPDC) around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, (FPDC around each of next two FPDC, 2 BPDC around next BPDC, BPDC around next BPDC) around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, (FPDC around each of next two FPDC, BPDC around next three BPDC) around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, (FPDC around each of next two FPDC, 2 BPDC around next BPDC, BPDC around each of next two BPDC) around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, (FPDC around each of next two FPDC, BPDC around each of next four BPDC) around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnds 8-15: Rep rnd 7.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining. Sc in each dc around, decreasing every four sc's

Rnd 17: Rep rnd 16. 

Rnd 18: Rep rnd 17, but decrease every 10 sc's instead of every 4 sc's

Rnd 19: Rep rnd 18, but decrease every 20 sc's instead of every 10 sc's

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in next few sc. Place visor pieces together with WS facing and edges evenly held together (pin if needed) against front of hat. Insert hook into first bottom loops of each visor piece, then into next sc from rnd 18. YO and draw a loop up and through these three layers, yo and draw through two loops on hook (sc). Sc in same way across remaining sc of bottom of visor to connect it to cap. Sc in next sts around; join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 21: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and next few sc. Sc along edge of visor to corner, and then sc across sts of front of brim, more sc along other edge of visor. Sc in remaining sc around. Join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off.








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3 comments:

  1. Cute Hat! Thanks for sharing the pattern - pinning to my crochet board. Visiting from Someday Crafts linkup :)

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  2. Easy to follow pattern . Very cute. But you didn't say what kind of yarn you used. I just made the hat using worsted weight....it may fit a doll! I'm going to try making some minor adjustments and see if I can get worsted weight to work!

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  3. Sorry DPKing! I used 100% cotton yarn, worsted weight. BUT, I have a very loose crochet gauge, so that might be why mine ended up so much bigger than yours. Good luck adjusting it for your own needs!

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