Quick and Easy Cap

Quick and Easy Cap
Crochet Cap

Step 1: Getting Started

When the weather turns chilly keep your head toasty warm with a quick and easy crocheted cap! This is a simple pattern to crochet and is perfect for the beginner crochet enthusiast, or advanced crocheter who wants something light and fun to make in an evening. This pattern is so flexible and can be made with so many color combinations. Enjoy!

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: Crochet hook H, 4 ounces of Caron Simply Soft yarn

Notes: The red hat pictured in the photos was made using a size H hook and fits a child's head with a bit of room. The blue hat was made using a size I hook and will fit a teen or adult head snugly. The larger hook creates a larger hat.

 

Pattern Instructions:

On this pattern you will join the rows, then make a ch 1 loosely, whereas on most patterns you would do a ch 3 to counts as a dc. The ch 1 works better and it makes a much neater stitch line. So do NOT think this ch 1 idea is a typo! J

Row 1: With color of choice, ch 3 loosely and place 12 dc into the 3rd ch from your hook. Join with a slip st to the 1st dc to join, ignoring the start ch(s) now and throughout. Ch 1 loosely & turn. (12 dc in row)

Row 2: place 2 dc into each dc. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1, and turn. (24 dc)

Row 3: place 2 dc into the same dc, dc in the next dc, *2 dc in the next dc, dc in the next dc, repeating from * around. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1 loosely, and turn. (36 dc)

 

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Step 2: Finishing Up

Row 4: dc in same and next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, *dc in ea of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, repeating from * around. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1, and turn. (48 dc)

Row 5: 2 dc in same, dc in ea of the next 3 dc, * 2 dc in the next dc, dc in ea of the next 3 dc, repeating from * around. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1 loosely, and turn. (60 dc)

Row 6: dc in same and next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in ea of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeating from * around. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1 loosely, and turn. (72 dc)

Row 7: 2 dc in same, dc in next 17 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in ea of the next 17 dc, repeating from * around.. Sl st into the 1st dc to join, ch 1 loosely, and turn. (76 dc)

Rows 8-14: dc in sane and ea dc around, ch 1 loosely, and turn. FINISH OFF (76 dc)

Row 15: Attach contrasting color with a sc in any dc, sc into each of the remaining 75 dc. Sl st into the 1st sc to join. DO NOT TURN

Row 16: Ch 3, place a dc into the sc to the right.* Skip the next sc to the right and place a dc in the next sc, place a dc into the skipped sc, repeating from the * around. Sl st into the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 3 to join. DO NOT TURN

Row 17: Ch 1, place sc in same and ea sc around. Sl st into 1st sc to join. DO NOT TURN

Row 18: Ch 1 & place a Reverse sc into ea sc around. Sl into 1st reverse sc and FINISH OFF.

 

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