Newsboy's and Girl's Caps

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Newsboy's and Girl's Caps

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These crocheted newsboy's and girl's caps are a charming take on the classic hat. Shown in Patons Astra.

Sizes

2/4 yrs
6/8 yrs
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The materials for this project cost $13.23

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  • 2/4 yrs
  • 6/8 yrs

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Contrast A

Astra | Dark Tan, 02013Edit Color
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Contrast B

Astra | Medium Tan, 02020Edit Color
$3.99

Takumi Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size F5/3.75mm
$5.25
The materials for this project cost $13.23

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

Dcfp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at front of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice - 1 dcfp made.

hdc = half double crochet

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

MATERIALS

His Version
Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Sizes2/4 yrs6/8 yrs 
Contrast A
Dark Tan (02013)
11
Contrast B
Medium Tan (02020)
11
Size 3.75 mm (U.S. F/5) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension.
Her Version
Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Sizes2/4 yrs6/8 yrs 
Contrast A
Medium Grey (02728)
11
Contrast B
Hot Pink (08416)
11
Size 3.75 mm (U.S. F/5) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension.

GAUGE

16 sc and 17 rows = 4" [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to both sizes.

Note: Do not break colors. Carry color not in use loosely up WS of work. To change colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color. Yoh with new color and draw through rem 2 loops and proceed.

Beg at top of crown, with A, ch 4.
1st rnd: 9 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 10 dc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 dcfp around same ch-3 post as last sl st. *1 sc in next dc. 1 dcfp around post of same dc. Rep from * around. Join A with sl st to first sc. 20 sts.
3rd rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *2 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last dcfp. 2 dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join B with sl st to first sc. 30 sts.
4th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next dcfp. 1 dcfp around post of same dcfp.** 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join A with sl st to first sc. 40 sts.
5th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc. 2 dcfp around post of next dcfp.** 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join B with sl st to first sc. 50 sts.
6th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc. 1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next dcfp. 1 dcfp around post of same dcfp.** 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join A with sl st to first sc. 60 sts.
7th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *(1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc) twice. 2 dcfp around post of next dcfp.** 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join B with sl st to first sc. 70 sts.
8th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *(1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc) twice. 1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next dcfp. 1 dcfp around post of same dcfp.** 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join A with sl st to first sc. 80 sts.
9th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with 1 dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join B with sl st to first sc.
10th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *(1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc) 3 times. 2 dcfp around post of next dcfp.** 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join A with sl st to first sc. 90 sts.
11th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *(1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc) 3 times. 1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next dcfp. 1 dcfp around post of same dcfp.**. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join B with sl st to first sc. 100 sts.
12th rnd: With B, as 9th rnd. Join A with sl st to first sc.
13th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *(1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc) 4 times. 1 sc in next dcfp. 1 dcfp around post of same dcfp.** 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join B with sl st to first sc. 110 sts.

Size 2/4 only: 14th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *(1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc) 12 times. 1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next dcfp. 1 dcfp around post of same dcfp. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * 3 times more. 1 dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join A with sl st to first sc. 114 sts.

Size 6/8 only: 14th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *(1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc) 4 times. 1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next dcfp. 1 dcfp around post of same dcfp.**. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending at **. Join A with sl st to first sc. 120 sts.

Both sizes: 15th rnd: As 9th rnd.
16th rnd: With B, as last rnd. Join A sl st to first sc.

Size 6/8 only: 17th rnd: With A, as last rnd. Join B with sl st to first sc.
18th rnd: With B, as last rnd. Join A with sl st to first sc.

Beg shaping: Next rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *(1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc) 5 (4) times. Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next dcfp at front of work, inserting hook from right to left. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Miss next sc. Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next dcfp at front of work, inserting hook from right to left. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – dcfp2tog made. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with 1 dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join B with sl st to first sc. 98 (100) sts.
Next rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *Dcfp2tog over next 3 sts. 1 sc in next sc. (1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc) 3 times. 1 dcfp around post of next st. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with 1 dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join A with sl st to first sc. 82 (84) sts. Break B.
Next rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dcfp around post of next st. (1 sc in next sc. 1 dcfp around post of next dcfp) 2 (3) times. 1 sc in next sc. Dcfp2tog over next 3 sts. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with 1 dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join with sl st to first sc. 66 (70) sts
Next rnd: Ch 2 (does not count as st). 1 hdc in same sp as last sl st. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first hdc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dcfp around post of next hdc. 1 sc in next hdc. Rep from * to last hdc. 1 dcfp around post of last hdc. Join with sl st to first sc.
Next 3 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dcfp around post of next dcfp. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around, ending with 1 dcfp around post of last dcfp. Join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

Brim: Place marker on 17th (19th) st from center back.
1st row: (RS). Join A with sl st in front loop only of marked st. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp. Working in front loops only, 1 sc in each of next 29 (31) sc. Turn. 30 (32) sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
Rep 2nd row 4 times more. 20 (22) sts. Fasten off.

Edging: (RS). Join A with sl st at center back. Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each st around, working 1 reverse sc in side of each row at each end of Brim.
Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Pompom: Wind A around 4 fingers 80 times. Tie tightly in the middle and leave a long end for attaching to Hat. Cut loops at both ends and trim to form pompom. Sew to top of Hat.