Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Waldorf Crochet Cap

I've been working on a Waldorf-style doll, and I've been completely unable to find a pattern for a crochet cap for a 10 inch doll. I've worked one out and offer it here for free, in case someone else needs one. The hat requires less than 20 yards of worsted weight yarn for the base and should fit snugly to the doll's head.

Crochet Cap for 10” Waldorf Doll Hair

Using a size F hook and worsted weight yarn, chain 6 and join to make a circle.

Rnd 1: ch 3, then dc 11 times into the circle (12 sts), place marker to keep track of rounds

From now on, ALL stitches are made into the back of each stitch. This forms a ridge of loops that can be used for tying on hair.

Rnd 2: dc 2 into each stitch (24 sts)

Rnd 3: dc 2 into stitch, dc 1 into next stitch. Repeat for the rest of the round. (36 sts)

Rnd 4: dc 2 into stitch, dc 1 into next 3 stitches. Repeat for the rest of the round. (45 sts)

Test hair on doll’s head to see if the cap is the right size. You may need to add stitches in the next round. This size fit my doll’s head (circumference XX inches) perfectly.

Rnd 5: dc into each stitch

Rnd 6: dc into each stitch

Rnd 7: dc into each stitch for about half the round. Test to see if the cap fits snuggly onto doll’s head and reaches the nape of the neck and high on forehead.

If cap doesn’t reach the nape of the neck, repeat Rnd 7 until it fits.

If cap fits well, hdc into next stitch, sc into next two stitches, slip stitch into next stitch to bind off and give a nice smooth edge.

Secure the cap to doll’s head with needle and thread. Use a crochet hook to knot hair into each of the loops left by crocheting through the back loop.