Tuesday, January 31, 2006

City Girl Cap Pattern

I finished the design for this hat a while back, and figured it was high time to post it! This pattern will appear in the 2007 Crochet Pattern a Day Calendar.

Many thanks to my testers, and to Kathy, who encouraged me to submit the City Girl Cap for publication!

City Girl Cap
Designed by Celeste Young

Materials: 3oz/85g (1 skein) Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Seaspray, J-10 (6mm) hook

Gauge: 15 sts, 10 rows = 4” in hdc

Brim (make 2):
Row 1: Ch 31, turn. Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (30 sc).

Row 2: Ch 2, turn (counts as first hdc in this row only). Skipping first sc, hdc in each sc across and in beg ch 1 (30 hdc).

Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Skipping first hdc, sc decrease over next two hdc. Hdc in next 25 hdc, sc decrease over next st and second ch of beg ch 2.

Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Skipping first hdc, sc decrease over next two hdc. Hdc in next 23 hdc, sc decrease over next st and second ch of beg ch 2.

Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Skipping first hdc, sc decrease over next two hdc. Hdc in next 21 hdc, sc decrease over next st and second ch of beg ch 2.

Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Skipping first hdc, sc decrease over next two hdc. Hdc in next 19 hdc, sc decrease over next st and second ch of beg ch 2.

Row 7: Ch 2, turn. Skipping first hdc, sc decrease over next two hdc. Hdc in next 17 hdc, sc decrease over next st and second ch of beg ch 2.

Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Skipping first hdc, sc decrease over next two hdc. Hdc in next 15 hdc, sc decrease over next st and second ch of beg ch 2. Fasten off.


Crown:
Ch 4. Join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 23 dc in ring (24 dc). Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3(counts as last BPDC now and throughout), FPDC in next dc, (2 BPDC in next dc, FPDC in next DC) around, BPDC around beg ch 3. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3 (12 FPDC, 24 BPDC made).

Rnd 3: Ch 3, (2 FPDC around first FPDC, BPDC around each of next two BPDC) around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, (FPDC around each of next two FPDC, 2 BPDC around next BPDC, BPDC around next BPDC) around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, (FPDC around each of next two FPDC, BPDC around next three BPDC) around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, (FPDC around each of next two FPDC, 2 BPDC around next BPDC, BPDC around each of next two BPDC) around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, (FPDC around each of next two FPDC, BPDC around each of next four BPDC) around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.

Rnds 8-16: Rep rnd 7.

Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining. Sc in each dc around, join with sl st to first sc (72 sc).

Rnd 18: Rep rnd 17.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in next 20 sc. Place visor pieces together with WS facing and edges evenly held together (pin if needed) against front of hat. Insert hook into first bottom loops of each visor piece, then into next sc from rnd 18. YO and draw a loop up and through these three layers, yo and draw through two loops on hook (sc). Sc in same way across remaining 29 sc of bottom of visor to connect it to cap (30 sc). Sc in next 21 sts around; join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and next 20 sc. 10 sc along edge of visor to corner, 17 sc across 17 sts of front of brim, 10 sc along other edge of visor. Sc in remaining 21 sc around. Join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off.

19 comments:

Pam said...

CONGRATS! I followed your link from Crochetville - love the hat design!! _Pam

Sue said...

Wow! Congratulations, Celeste!! That's awesome! I made your city girl hat and my daughter loves it! Thanks for sharing!

~drew emborsky~ said...

The hat looks fantastic!! Congrats on getting into the 2007 calendar!

Celeste said...

Thanks so much! This is great incentive to keep designing :)

Tandi said...

Celeste that looks great! I think I saw the one Sue did on her blog, such a great pattern.
And a HUGE CONGRATS on getting published! That's so exciting!

schcrochet said...

Hi,
Thought I'd come visiting from over in Crochetiville per your post. Love the hat. Is it easier or hardier than the poorboy hat, looks so similiar I'd like to make one and should lean towards the easier of the two probably.

CONGRATS on your pattern being published, thats pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

i dont understand what the beg ch1 thing is can u help me?

Anonymous said...

Can you explain round 19 and 20. I'm so confused.

Celeste said...

Sorry about the confusion! Rounds 19 and 20 are designed to add the visor on seamlessly, without having to interrupt your rounds. Here's a more detailed how-to:

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in next 20 sc. Place visor pieces together with WS facing and edges evenly held together (pin if needed) against front of hat (here, you've got both visor pieces lined up how they're going to look when they're attached. You're going to be crocheting them together and onto the hat all at the same time. The line of single crochets you're making will be on the INSIDE by your forehead.) Insert hook into first bottom loops of each visor piece, then into next sc from rnd 18. YO and draw a loop up and through these three layers, yo and draw through two loops on hook (sc). Sc in same way across remaining 29 sc of bottom of visor to connect it to cap (30 sc). Sc in next 21 sts around; join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and next 20 sc. 10 sc along edge of visor to corner (this is along the 3 outer edges of the visor now. You're going to be sealing the open part of the brim shut), 17 sc across 17 sts of front of brim, 10 sc along other edge of visor. Sc in remaining 21 sc around. Join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off.

Anonymous said...

Wow - this is almost a year later, hope you still get this post. Anyway - I've been trying to work the brim and have been getting frustrated. For rounds 3-8, you say "Skipping first hdc sc decrease over next two hdc." The only way that this works for me is if I skip the previous "sc decrease" stitch and work the sc decrease stitch in the first two actual hdc. Does this make sense? If I skip the first actual hdc and work the sc decrease in the 2nd and 3rd hdc stitches, I don't have room to work the rest of the stitches for that row.

THANKS!

Celeste said...

You should be decreasing 2 sts each row to shape the brim. the sc decreases at the ends of the rows are in place of hdc stitches, so yes, skip the scdec and work the new sc dec in the first two "actual" hdc. So sorry for the confusion!

mrsdand said...

please help me! I am determined to get this right! I finished the brims, no problem...but I can not grasp how to do 24 DC in the 4 chain stiches in round 1. I am very new to crochet, so maybe this project in a bit ambitious, but I need a cute hat! :) thanks again for sharing this adorable design...I have a feeling that once I master it, I will be making more for all my friends!

Trishna said...

Woww this is just what I was looking for.Thanx for sharing this lovely pattern with us.
I just started my craft blog and the etsy shop.
BTW,how can I become a pattern tester??

Shalina said...

Thank you so much for sharing the pattern! I love it! It was the first time I really used FPDC/BPDC and I love how it turned out! :)

fedricsonya said...

Wow i like this pattern of the city girl cap,. This hat is a very nice and very good finishing with design as compare to the other hat.

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DPKing said...

Made a few adjustments and used worsted weight yarn (size h hook and 1 more row of increases ...5 bpdc & one extra row) I like a smaller brim too. But it worked up perfectly and was wonderfully easy. Thank you for sharing a great pattern

Janelyx Soto said...

I hope i get a reply back im not understanding the first parts where it says and in beg ch 1 do you mean the beggining of that row that we are going to stitch ?? That would mean i will be doing ch3

Celeste said...

Hi Janelyx -- the beg ch 1 is the ch 1 you skipped on the first row. So at the end of row 2, you'll see a little ch 1 from the very beginning just hanging out and waiting for you to work a hdc in it. I hope that helps!