How to Make Skull Caps

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Want to make your own skull cap? Here's how to crochet one from worsted-weight yarn (any color you want), using a size G crochet hook and the half-double crochet stitch. The stitches are tightly packed, so the cap is very warm and will not stretch very much. Making this cap isn't hard, as long as you know a little basic crochet.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Size G crochet hook
  • 3 oz. worsted-weight yarn in any color

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    Practicing the Half Double Crochet (HDC)

  1. 1

    Make 10 chain stitches.

  2. 2

    Turn and insert the hook into the second chain (CH). Wrap the yarn over (YO) the hook and pull the yarn through the chain. You will have two loops on your hook. Now YO and pull the yarn through the two loops. This is one HDC. Continue down the row. At the end, CH twice and turn.

  3. 3

    Put the next HDC in the top of the first one on the row below by placing your hook through the two top loops and YO. Then pull the yarn through those two loops. Now you have two loops on the hook. YO and pull that through both loops. Continue this way down the row. CH twice and turn.

  4. 4

    Continue to make several rows, until you are satisfied that you know how to make a HDC. If you make a mistake, you can pull the yarn out and try it again.

    Making the Cap

  1. 1

    Measure the head circumference of the person you are making the cap for. This will be the diameter of the crown of the cap.

  2. 2

    Make four chain (CH) stitches and attach the last one to the first one with a chain.

  3. 3

    HDC in each CH all the way around, connecting the last one to the first one using a CH, then CH one more time.

  4. 4

    Make two HDCs in each HDC of the last row, all the way around. Connect the last one to the first one using a CH, then CH one more time.

  5. 5

    Repeat this, making as many rows as it takes to equal your measurement.

  6. 6

    Start with the very next row, and make one HDC in each HDC of the last row. Continue this for at least three to eight inches. This is the body of the cap. The length will depend on whether the cap will cover the ears or be rolled up. A good length is six inches.

  7. 7

    Tie off the end, and you are done.

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