Red Heart Soft Ripple Hat & Capelet

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by Karen McKenna, Red Heart

Red Heart Soft Ripple Hat & Capelet

Your little girl will look so cute in this.

Post a pic of her wearing it with the hashtag: #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 1 ripple (measured from peak to peak) = 2-1/2 inch in pattern; 6 rows = 3-1/2 inch to crochet a Hat that measures 17-1/2 inch circumference at brim; a Capelet that measures 8 (9, 10, 11) inch from neck to lower edge x 14 (16, 17, 18) inch long (at neck edge) x 30 (35, 37-1/2, 40) inch long (at lower edge) and fits 21 (22, 24, 26) inch across the chest. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. You will need 2 skeins of Off White to make this project for sizes 2 and 4; 3 skeins of Off White to make this project in sizes 6 and 8. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special stitches and methods: dc2tog = [Yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook. dc2tog-over-4 (double crochet 2 together worked over 4 stitches) = *Yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops*, skip next 2 stitches; repeat from * to * once, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook. sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up a loop] twice, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook. Adjustable-ring method = Wrap yarn into a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail firmly between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yo (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work stitches of first round in the ring, working over both strands (the tail and the ring). After the first round of stitches is worked, pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring. Notes = Hat and Capelet are made in ripple pattern which consists of a series of (dc, ch 2, dc) "peaks" and skipped-stitch "valleys", with 3 dc worked between peaks and valleys. You may need to work several rows before the ripple is clearly visible. Capelet directions are for girl's size Small (2) with changes for Medium (4), Large (6) and X-large (8) in parantheses.
  • 2
    Hat: Ch 73. Row 1 (right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), dc in next 3 ch, *skip next 2 ch, dc in next 4 ch, ch 2, dc in next 4 ch; repeat from * to last 6 ch, skip next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in last ch, turn—58 dc and 6 ch-2 sps. Rows 2–7: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 space, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * across to last 6 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn. Row 8: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, *dc2tog-over-4, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog over next ch-2 space, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * across to last 7 dc, dc2tog-over-4, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn—45 sts. Rows 9 and 10: Ch 3, dc2tog across working last dc2tog over last st and top of beginning ch, turn—12 sts. Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog across working last dc2tog over last st and top of beginning ch —6 sts. Fasten off, leaving a 12 inch tail for sewing.
  • 3
    Flower (make 3): Make an adjustable ring. Round 1 (right side): [(Ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, sc) in ring] 5 times, ch 3, 3 dc in ring, ch 3; join with slip st in first ch of beginning ch—6 petals. Pull gently, but firmly, on beginning tail to tighten ring; tie with end tail to hold ring closed.
  • 4
    Finishing: Sew top of hat closed and seam sides together. Push button shank through center of flower and sew in place. Using photograph as a guide, sew flowers in a cluster on front of hat, off-center. Weave in all ends.
  • 5
    Capelet: Ch 123 (143, 153, 163). Row 1 (right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), dc in next 3 ch, *skip next 2 ch, dc in next 4 ch, ch 2, dc in next 4 ch; repeat from * to last 6 ch, skip next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in last ch, turn—98 (114, 122, 130) dc and 11 (13, 14, 15) ch-2 sps. Rows 2–7 (9, 10, 12): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 space, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * across to last 6 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn. Row 8 (10, 11, 13): Ch 3, 2 dc next dc, dc in next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc2tog over same ch-2 space and next dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * to last 6 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn—87 (101, 108, 115) dc and 11 (13, 14, 15) ch-2 sps. Row 9 (11, 12, 14): Ch 3, 2 dc next dc, dc in next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc2tog over same ch-2 space and next dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * to last 6 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn—76 (88, 94, 100) dc and 11 (13, 14, 15) ch-2 sps. Row 10 (12, 13, 15): Ch 3, 2 dc next dc, dc in next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc2tog over same ch-2 space and next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * to last 6 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn—65 (75, 80, 85) dc and 11 (13, 14, 15) ch-2 sps. Row 11 (13, 14, 16): Ch 3, 2 dc next dc, dc in next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc2tog over same ch-2 space and next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * to last 6 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn—54 (62, 66, 70) dc and 11 (13, 14, 15) ch-2 sps. Row 12 (14, 15, 17): Ch 3, 2 dc next dc, dc in next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc2tog over same ch-2 space and next dc; repeat from * to last 6 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn—43 (49, 52, 55) dc and 11 (13, 14, 15) ch-2 sps. Row 13 (15, 16, 18): Ch 3, 2 dc next dc, dc in next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc2tog over same ch-2 space and next dc; repeat from * to last 6 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn—32 (36, 38, 40) dc and 11 (13, 14, 15) ch-2 sps. Row 14 (16, 17, 19): Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 4, skip next 3 st, sc in next st (buttonhole made), *2 sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * to last 4 sts, sc in last 4 sts, turn—51 (59, 63, 67) sc and 1 ch-4 sp. Row 15 (17, 18, 20): Ch 1, sc in each sc to ch-4 space, 4 sc in ch-4 space, sc in last 2 sc—55 (63, 67, 71). Fasten off.
  • 6
    Finishing: Sew button opposite buttonhole. Weave in all ends. Block lightly if necessary.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Soft Yarn Off White 104212369
  • Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Silvalume Crochet Hook I-9/5.5 mm 104236321
  • Yarn Needle
  • 1/2 inch Shank Buttons for Hat (3)
  • 1 inch Button for Capelet
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