How to Crochet a Skullcap

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    Despite its scary sounding name, a skullcap can be an attractive, feminine accessory that you can even wear when it's warm. Crocheted in an open-weave design a skullcap looks cute in either a bold or neutral color. Once you start showing off your skullcap, don't be surprised when your friends ask you to whip up a few more.

    Things You'll Need

    • Lightweight yarn
    • Size G crochet hook
    • Safety pin

    Hat

    Chain four and join to the first stitch to form a loop. Chain three to count as the first double crochet, then do 13 more double crochet in the loop. Slip stitch to the top of the chain three to complete the first round.

    Begin the second round by chaining one. Do a single crochet in the same space as the slip stitch. Chain three and make one single crochet in the next double crochet. Repeat the sequence to complete 13 stitches.

    Start the third round with one chain, and make a single crochet in the first double crochet. Chain three and do one single crochet in the next chain-three space. Repeat the sequence 13 times. Chain one and make a single crochet in the first double crochet.

    Chain one and make one single crochet in the top of the double crochet to start round four. Chain four and make one single crochet in the next chain-three space. Repeat the pattern 13 times. Chain one and make one single crochet in the first double crochet. Repeat until you complete round six.

    Chain one make one single crochet in the top of the double crochet to start round seven. Chain three and do a single crochet in the next single crochet. Chain three and do one single crochet in the next chain-four space.

    Repeat Step 5, 13 times. Chain three and do one single crochet in the next single crochet. Chain one and make one double crochet in the first single crochet from round six.

    Repeat the following sequence for 12 rounds: Chain one and make one single crochet in the top of the double crochet. Chain four and do one single crochet in the next chain-three space. Continue this pattern for 27 stitches. Chain one, make one double crochet in the next single crochet. Mark the end of each row with a safety pin, moving it as you progress through the 12 rounds.

    Finishing Edge

    Chain one and make one single crochet in the same space as the slip stitch. Do two single crochets in the next chain-four space, followed by one single crochet in the next single crochet.

    Continue with two single crochets in the chain-four spaces, then a single crochet all the way around, omitting the last single crochet. Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet, for a total of 84 single crochet in the round.

    Begin the last round by chaining three, then work one double crochet in each single crochet all the way around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the chain three that started the round. Fasten off the yarn and weave in the end to finish your skullcap.

    • Add a crocheted flower or vintage button to the edge of the cap to add flair.