In Sept of 2008, I was teaching workshops in Portland OR at the Knit and Crochet Show.
I met Trish and Christen, who are working hard on the Save the Children campaign.
I was really impressed with what they are doing, so I designed this baby cap for them:
and Tottie Tomato approves!
So, without further ado, here is the pattern:
Crocheted Baby Earflap Style Cap
by Noreen Crone-Findlay (copyright)
Size: To fit a small newborn head, 10 inches (25 cm) in circumference
Materials: 3/4 oz (25 gm) of 1 ball Caron Simply Soft Paints ( 100% acrylic, 200 yd/ 182 m, 4 oz/113 gm)
(Cap in photo was crocheted with # 002′Rose Garden’)
Equipment: Crochet hook, size ‘H’/5 mm, a darning needle or tapestry needle, scissors
Gauge: 7 dc = 2 inches/5 cm
Ch 3, join to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, cut a short length of contrasting yarn to use as a row marker, and place it against the last stitch.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc of previous rdn. Pull row marker out and place it against the last stitch. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next) 6 times. Move row marker. (18 st)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 2 st) 6 times. Move row marker. (24 st)
Rnd 5: (2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 3 st) 6 times. Move row marker. (30 st)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 4 st) 6 times. Move row marker. (36 st)
Rnd 7 -9: 36 hdc. Move row marker.
Row 10: Ch 3, 26 dc.
Rows 11 and 12: Turn, ch 3, 26 dc.
Row 13: Turn, ch 3, 3 dc, 4 hdc, 3sc, 6 sl st, 3sc, 4 hdc, 3 dc.
Edging: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st of lower edge, ch 1 at corner, work sc up side of flap, across forehead and down 2nd flap. Cut yarn, finish, weave in ends.
Now, write a note or make a small tag and attach it to the cap and mail it, and a letter to the new president of the USA, telling him that you are helping the babies of the world and asking him what he will do for them, to:
Save the Children, Knit One, Save One
c/o The Doe Fund
173 Cook Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Noreen Crone-Findlay designed this cap with love, for the Save the Children, Knit One, Save One campaign. Please DO NOT copy the pattern, pictures or text of this blog entry to post on your blog or other places.
Please send people the url, not the content. Thanks so much!
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