Saturday, May 22, 2010

PONYTAIL CAP


Thanks to Caterina for testing this pattern. She tested it about two years ago, not sure why I never got around to posting it.

SIZES: Child=16 inch {Youth=19 inch} [Adult=21 inch]

MATERIALS:
Worsted Weight yarn, approximately 2.5 ounces

H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Small No Damage ponytail elastic, approximately 1.25 inch in diameter
Tapestry needle

NOTES:
1. Read instructions all the way though before beginning.
2. Ch 2 at beginning of round does NOT count as a dc.
3. Pull the joining slipstitches tight.
4. Don’t worry about the 18 sc not covering the hair elastic tightly. When you add the top knot it won’t show.


INSTRUCTIONS:
Round 1: 18 sc around elastic. Join in back loop of first sc with a slipstitch. (18 sts)

Round 2: Working in back loop only for this round, ch 2, 2 dc in same space as join. *Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with dc in last 2 sts. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (24 sts)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join. *Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with dc in last st. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (36 sts)

Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join. *Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with dc in last 2 sts. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (48 sts)

Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join. *Dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with dc in last 3 sts. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. (60 sts)


For child’s size skip to rounds 6-10, working on 60 stitches.

Round {6} Youth only: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join. *Dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with dc in last 9 sts. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. {66}

Round [6] Adult only: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, (dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat around, join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. [72]

Rounds 6-10 {7-11} [7-11]: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in top of first dc. 60 {66} [72]

CUFF:
Round 11 {12} [12]: Ch 1, sc in the front loop of each st around. Join with a slipstitch in top of first sc. 60 {66} [72]

Rounds 12-14 {13-15} [13-16]:
Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in top of first sc. 60 {66} [72]


Optional edging:

Round 14 {15} [16]: Ch 1, reverse sc in each sc (be sure to skip the stitch made by the slip stitch). Do not join, you will have a nearly invisible join if you fasten off and weave in end.

Top Knot: Attach yarn in any unworked loop of round one. (Ch 10, slipstitch in same st) 3 times. *Slipstitch in next st, (Ch 10 slipstitch in same st) 3 times. Repeat from * around, having 3 chain 10 loops and 4 slipstitches in each stitch.

Cuff may be worn up or down.



This cap is the version Chris M made, see her comments below.

Comments:
Love it!!!
You are always so generous. Thank you so much for all that you share!
Hugs & Blessings,
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That is adorable!!!
 
I am so excited to find this pattern!!! I searched all winter for a hat with a pony tail hole! Thank you, my daughter will be thrilled!

Carol A., Kansas
 
Thank you so much for this super hat! I wear my hair up in a ponytail or braid most of the time, so I was really happy to find this pattern!
 
This is SO adorable......
 
This is so adorable......thank you for your amazing skill and in sharing it will all of us.
 
Thanks so much for your thoughtful post of this pattern. This hat is a perfect mate to a corkscrew (like your top knot) scarf I made. I added a few extra rows to the hat so it could slouch a bit in the back making the hole lower for a lower worn ponytail. The extra rows were just slip stitches along the back bottom edge (about 12 on each side from the middle back) while gradually adding single crochet stitches to the side (10 on each side) and double crochet across the front (about 12 on each side of the middle across the front). You could add however many rows you want for the amount of slouch you want and taper as needed. I love the hat!! Chris
 
Sorry, forgot to add that I used just about the entire skein of Lion Brand Tweed Stripes (144 yards) for the hat I made adding some rows and taper for the hat to slouch in the back. Had a few yards left. Chris
 
If you email me a photo of your cap I will try to add it to the post and reference your comment.

suzettaw98226@yahoo.com
 
I know my Granddaughters will love this for Christmas. Thanks for the share
 
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