Kids size crochet cap
Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:17 PM
Oh yeah, she's 5 years old, just to give an idea of size.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:38 AM
also, this hat is really cute, and would be adaptable to a 5yo (you stop increasing one round sooner.
this one could go for a 5yo, if you added one extra round of increases.
You're right, Cotton is probably best for summer hats...or other plant fibers (linen, bamboo)...they'll breath easier. even soft acrylics get itchy when you perspire. And there are lots of cotton and cotton blends out there beyond the "sugar and cream" varieties, so have fun! I'm sure the hats you make will be darling.
It might be tricky to fit her at first, but one way to get a quick and easy estimate of fit, is to measure the diameter of the top of the hat after your rounds of increases and multiply by 3 (3.14 to be technical) but a quick mental "times 3" should get you quite close...compare that with the measurement of your 5yo's head, and you'll be able to see the fit. (so if you've made the top of the hat, and it measures 5" across, it would be about 15" around...time to make another increase round or so) also I think there are charts...Yes! here they are that should help you too, I hope.
a great resource, if you haven't been there already, is crochetpatterncentral.com.
Hope this helps,
and prayers for health for your darling grand-daughter.
Edited by Momcrochets, 17 April 2012 - 06:42 AM.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:44 PM
Momcrochets I'll be starting with the first suggestion you made. It's really cute. Thanks for the additional help as I am sort of new at making hats.
I also appreciate your prayers for my grand-daughter. She's my heart. She beat Lymphona a year and a half ago. Now she's battling Leukemia. With God's help, she'll beat this too.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:44 AM