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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10 responses to “Save the Children Baby Cap by Noreen Crone-Findlay

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  2. The hat is adorable! We have a small group of older women who are totally new to knitting and crocheting. I thought helping the babies would be a worth while project and not TOOO hard for them.

    Anyway, have a very Blessed Thanksgiving for you and your family and something blessed for the children overseas.

    God bless you.



  3. Thank you so much, Janet.
    And a very happy thanksgiving to you, too!
    I hope your group will enjoy making the hats!


  4. Sophia from Finalnd

    Lovely =) Sadly it´s so expensive to send big letters or packs to usa from finland. I love to knit and crochet!!


  5. Hello Sophia
    Yes, postage is very expensive! Are there women’s shelters or homeless shelters or animal shelters in Finland? Forgive me for asking, as I really don’t know – not meaning to be rude. If there are any of these shelters, perhaps you could knit and crochet hats, scarves, shawls, mittens, face cloths and socks for them?


  6. Navymom

    I love the hat. My mother (in-law) and I attend a Crochet & Knitting Class in Philadelphia that donates the goods we make to Nursing Homes and for children in shelters, and also for the newborns. The church during their Bazarr time will put out a table in the neigborhood for anyone who wants to stay warm on those cold days. I will be sharing this cute hat with them our next class. Thank you for sharing. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving. May God continue to Bless the hands that help others.


  7. Thanks so much, Navymom! I am always so pleased to hear about the lovely ways crocheters and knitters help out their neighbours!


  8. Swapna

    Hi Noreen,
    I only know you as a writer,crocheter,loom knitter……..and …
    Nepal is our neibouring country.Weather is extremely cold.
    Nepal people always remember you when they knit this pattern.

    To remember my Late BROTHER I go to sheter home or cacer hospital
    to donate some useful things even donate blood. Now I can knit some
    hat for those children who live in northern part of India(extremly cold area). Noreen,how much you are inspiring us through your work …..!
    Thank you.
    God bless you.


  9. Anna wrote:

    I found your pattern for the earflap baby cap.
    Thank you. I volunteer at a local museum and teach crocet classes out there. We are always looking for great projects that are easy for beginners to do. This is perfect!!!

    Hi Anna
    Don’t forget that the caps are very very tiny…. suitable for preemies, as they are designed for the tiny wee heads of low birth weight babies in 3rd world countries.

    Thanks for teaching crochet classes! that’s great!


  10. First of all, Swapna, my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your brother. That is a very hard thing….. and I think that it’s wonderful that you are doing so many kind and generous things to remember him.

    And, once again, I thank you for your lovely, loving message. You made my day!
    thank you thank you


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