Monthly Archives: October 2008

Save the Children Baby Cap by Noreen Crone-Findlay

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!

Image Source: Noreen Crone-Findlay copyright



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Introducing Tottie Tomato

Tottie Tomato began her life on another blog that I used to write, in September 2007.

Tottie has had many adventures, and has undergone several transformations.

She’s just had another one!

Yes…. my spool knitters have been oh so busy! and


here SHE IS!

Tottie Tomato has emerged once again from the Story Door and she is delighted with her new body!

Tottie Tomato and I look forward to talking about all the crafts we love –  spool knitting, small loom weaving, doll making, puppets, crochet, sewing, knitting, tatting, recycling and refashioning…. to name just a few.

Tottie and I will be sharing all manner of tutorials and look forward to visiting with you often – and, oh yes, Tottie loves contests, so there will be contests!

Image Source: Noreen Crone-Findlay copyright

Please note that all text and images are copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay, and are her original work. They are not to be copied or used in any way without Noreen Crone-Findlay’s consent.


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