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~Opal Baby Cap~

MATERIALS:

  • One skein Opal BRASIL yarn #5001 [or color of choice]
  • One pair circular needles Size 3 - 16" length. One set Size 3 dpns.
  • Tapestry Needle - Crochet Hook Size "J" - Markers
  • OPTIONAL: colorful buttons

    GAUGE: 6 stitches = 1 inch

    SIZE: 3 - 6 months Small Child

    LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy

    CAP INSTRUCTIONS:
    Cast on 110 stitches, place marker, and join yarn being careful not to
    twist. Work a K3, P2 ribbing for 1-1/2 inches [or desired length]

    NEXT RND: Purl all stitches around

    FOLLOWING RNDS: Knit all stitches around for next 2-1/4 inches.

    BEGIN CAP DECREASE:
    First Decrease round: Purling all sts in this round, *P2tog, P8, place marker.
    Rep from * around

    NEXT RND & FOLLOWING RNDS: Knit all stitches around for 1/4"

    2ND DECREASE RND:
    And all other decrease rounds: P2tog, *purl to next marker, P2tog. Rep from * around

    REMAINDER OF CAP:
    Continue to work alternating 1/4" of knitting all sts around, then work another decrease round [same as 2nd
    Decrease above] until 55 sts remain. Switch to dpns when necessary.

    TOP OF CAP:
    After last decrease round, work 1 inch in stockinette stitch [knit all stitches around]

    FINAL RND:
    Cast off all stitches purlwise

    FINISH:
    With Crochet Hook, crochet a 12" chain. Thread the chain into the tapestry needle, then weave the chain in
    and out around the top of the final stockinette stitch area. Cinch it tightly and tie a knot, then tie a bow.

    OPTIONAL: Sew buttons randomly around cap following picture or as desired. Weave in all loose ends.

    Knit by "Soxie" - 2002
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    Every effort was made to insure accuracy of these instructions. If, however, an error is discovered, please bring it to my attention.

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