Monday, May 05, 2008
Here Comes The Sun
Spring is in the air! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and it's time to put away the cold weather gear and get ready for summer.

Babies need sun hats, so I designed this simple cap to protect the little ones from the strong summer rays.

P, the cutest sheep in the world, is modeling my new Here Comes the Sun Baby Cap. This is a very fast and easy cap to make.


The pattern is below:


Here Comes the Sun – Baby Cap

By Wormie

You can make this cap with the yarn of your choice and a G Hook.


As a sun cap, I think that this hat lends itself to cotton yarns, but you can use other sport or baby weight yarns for cooler weather caps.

This yellow cap was made with Peaches and Cream Cotton.


To Begin,
Chain 4, join to form a loop.

Row 1) chain 3, 11 DC in loop, slip stitch to join (12 DC)

Row 2) Chain 4, sc in next stitch, *Chain 3, sc in next stitch*, repeat ** all the way around. Slip stitch in first loop to join. ( 12 loops )

Row 3) Chain 3, 2 dc in first loop (counts as 3 DC), 3 DC in each loop around. Slip stitch to join (36 DC)

Row 4) Chain 4, skip the next stitch, sc in next stitch, *chain 3, skip the next stitch, sc in the next stitch*, repeat ** all the way around. Slip stitch to join (18 loops)

Row 5) Chain 3, 2 dc in first loop (counts as 3 DC), 3 DC in each loop around. Slip stitch to join (54 DC)

Row 6) Chain 3, turn work, DC in each stitch around. Slip Stitch to join (54 DC)

Rows 7-10) Repeat Row 6

Row 11) Chain 4, turn work, *sc in next stitch, chain 3* all the way around – this makes a tiny looped ruffle along the bottom of the cap. (54 loops). End off and weave in tail.


This is an original copyrighted pattern.
Feel free to use it for personal and charity use, but do not sell the completed caps or the pattern. You may link to this pattern on this sight, but please do not post it elsewhere without permission.

If you like this pattern, please consider donating a completed cap to Operation Marine Corps Kids.


20 Comments:

Blogger Sandy said...

Soooooooo cute! You must have been reading my mind Wormie. Been in hat mode lately, but then got to thinking about the weight of the yarn etc. However, it's cold, grey, wet and ugly here again today, so the regular weight caps seem good. Made note of your pattern here. Thanks for posting. Must look in my stash and see if I have some cotton or lighter weight yarn of some sort. I don't often buy lighter weight yarns....sounds like an excuse to go shopping for some yarn--don't ya think. lol Come on, let's go; I'm sure Hobby Lobby or JoAnne have something on sale.

Got a blue and white baby ghan done (pictured on my blog in the album), I want to send to Marine's so will hope over to your other site and get details on that again. Got a few hats; but am now wondering if I should send those elsewhere as they are the heavy, more suited to cold weather style and weight. Thoughts?

Hope you had a nice Mothers' Day, come visit; welcome mats always out.
Sandy

Anonymous mjfrombuffalo said...

hey, there's a formatting thing or something making these directions hard to read, and I would like to try making this hat.

(i'm still in denial of my crochet addiction!)

Blogger Wormie said...

Oh my! Yes there is! It didn't look like that before. I'll try and get this fixed as soon as possible. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. (and I'll e-mail you the pattern tonight so you don't have to wait for me to fix it. :) )

Blogger cttbst96 said...

Ok, I am new to this crocheting thing, but really want to learn how to do this. This is my second project, first was a simple scarf. I am confused, or maybe just dumb, but once I make my loop I complete the first row, which I am able to do, but then slip stitch and (12 DC), that confuses me. Can anyone help!!! Sorry, I know you are probably sitting there saying is she dumb<

B

Blogger Wormie said...

Hi B!
I'm certainly not going to say "dumb". I'm going to say good for you for challenging yourself! It took me a while when I started to try reading patterns and working in the round!

Ok - you got that when you make the first few chains, you join with a slip stitch to form a loop. The next round is worked into that loop, so you're working to form a cicle (from the center out). The first 3 chains counts as your first DC. Then you worked 11 dc in the loop and join to finish the round. The (#) at the end of each pattern row indicates how many stitches are in that row. So in that round you had a total of 12 double crochets.

The (#) is not part of the pattern instructions - its just an indication of how many stitches are in the round to help you keep track as you go.

Good luck!!!

Anonymous Kari Hicks said...

Awesome pattern! I have a question however..

for row 7, it says repeat row 6. Does that include turning the work?

Thanks!

Blogger Wormie said...

Thanks Kari!

I'm glad you like the pattern. To answer your question....Yes. I turned the work in each row in that section. You don't have to, but it adds a bit more texture, and I like that.

Blogger mip1225 said...

Can you help me please think am going insane! I've unravelled and re-started this twice now, as started to doubt i'd done this right...?? but i love this at and attempted this.. but cannot for the life of me get it to shapelike a hat it just seems to stay flat like a table mat/large coaster am i doing something wrong..? Thanks

Blogger Wormie said...

How frustrating, MIP!

I'm not sure what to tell you. The first part of the pattern forms the top of the hat - that part is rather flat by design. It will not round out like a fitted cap, but will look more like a flat doily.

Rows 6-10 are worked with no increases, so that should go straight down from the top, like a tube.

The row 11 forms a little brim.

Is the whole hat not shaping up for you, or were you just concerned about the top?

I hope it works for you!

Wormie

Blogger mip1225 said...

hi thanks for speedy response....
yes got the doily part thats good... i did do a few more rounds increase for sizing.... maybe thats done it?

but its the 6-10 thats baffled me... its probably me as literally just picked up crochet...

thanks...and excellent pattern!

Blogger Wormie said...

Hi MIP,

That could be where you are having problems. This pattern can easily be adjusted to be bigger. The key is that you want the top part to remain flat. Then when you start working down the sides, make sure that you don't increase - keep all rows even. If you're making a bigger hat, you'll probably need to add a few rows to the height of the hat to keep it in proportion.

I hope it works for you!!

Blogger MeMe said...

Yup just thought i'd let you know that it was completely me!! ;o) 3rd time lucky.... i must have been unknowingly increasing... so its all good now... and made a shimmery(ish) white one for a family event... everyone made a comment on it told them it was actually my first(!) crochet item they all said it was a really beautiful hat... so credit to you excellent pattern! Thank You

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an ADORABLE little hat!!!
I learned to crochet (and knit a bit) about a year 1/2 ago in a prayer shawl ministry at my church.
I LOVE crocheting! I have made many shawls, scarves and a couple of baby blankets, but I think my favorite thing to crochet is a hat.
I absolutely love this sweet little pattern and I made it in just a couple of hours. I used Sugar n Cream in tumbleweed (a wonderful variegated cotton in muted tones of Spring green, taupe, peach and white. SO CUTE!
I plan to donate it to the local pregnancy center.
Thank you very much for your pattern! This may be my fav yet!!!
Ann(ie)

do you think I could omit rows 4 & 5 in order to make it smaller? Or would that make it too small? It's a very cute hat but it's a little too big for a baby who's expected in mid-July...any advice?

Blogger Wormie said...

Hi Jennifer! Thanks for your comment. I do think you can make the hat smaller by eliminating rows 4+5. It will change the look of the top - making it a little less open. I suspect that will make the hat much smaller though. You may need to play with the size hook you use. The key to this hat is keeping the top part flat, and then working down the sides without adding or subtracting stitches. If you like the look of the hat as I made it, you may want to try using a much thinner yarn - like a sock yarn and a smaller hook. That will give you the same look but make the hat smaller. Good luck! Let me know how it works!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a couple friends who are having babies, and i was just wondering if maybe you could put up a pic with the hat on an actual baby to better understand how it fits?

Thanks!
-L

Blogger Wormie said...

Hi L,
I don't have an actual baby, so I don't have a photo. I made several of these hats and gave them away.
If any of our commenters can post a link to a photo, that would be great!

Blogger Violet Tatersticks said...

Hi wormie, I've been looking for a cap like this for my little one but I'm confused as to what age this cap is apropriate for...
Before I make a start on it what age range would you say it makes up for, as per the instructions as they stand?

Blogger Wormie said...

Hi Violet!
Thanks for your message. I wrote this pattern a few years ago and haven't made one in a while. Of course, I should have included the size! This hat should fit an older child. I'm thinking that it will be way too big for an infant, but probably about right for a 1 year old.

Blogger Jamie Alsteen said...

I was wondering when you were going to fix the formatting with the pattern, it is really hard to read. Thanks!

Jalsteen

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