Donegal Cap for Babies to Adults

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Donegal Cap for Babies to Adults Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Men, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should know how to read a pattern and crochet in the round.

Pattern Description:

In looking for some additional hat styles for baby boys, I went searching for a pattern for this type of newsboy hat with the pinched front ... aka Jeff cap, driving cap, golf cap, scally cap ... I call it a Donegal cap because of our family ties to County Donegal, Ireland.

When I couldn't find a pattern that would allow me to sell the hats online, I decided that I would use my crocheting expertise to design my own hat ... and the Donegal cap was born.

You may sell items made from this pattern but not the pattern itself. Please see the copyright notice for specific details.

Finished Donegal Caps available on Etsy!

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The latest updates (2/17/13) corrects a typo on page 18 and updates copyright information as well as (3/2/13) a correction was made on page 12, Row 13.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Newborn to 3 months
  • 3 to 6 months
  • 6 to 12 months
  • 12 to 24 months
  • Children 2 to 4 years
  • Children 4 to 6 years
  • Preteen/Adult small
  • Adult Medium/Large


  • Crochet hook G (4.25 mm)
  • Worsted weight yarn (Red Heart featured)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Red Heart Super Saver with Flecks

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 12 reviews)
halfdoznmama on

Excellent Best pattern ever  June 5, 2013

I love everything about this pattern. It's super easy to follow, works up quickly, and final product couldn't be more perfect. I love that all sizes are included. You won't regret buying this pattern.

jean808809 on

Excellent Donegal Cap for Babies  March 4, 2013

Lovely pattern ... works up quickly.

Tobemeis2bfree on

Excellent Awesome  November 13, 2012

Straight forward....easy to follow and a wide range of sizes. I love the tips you give at the end.

Tobemeis2bfree on

Excellent Awesome  November 13, 2012

Easy to follow the wide range of sizes. The finished product is outstanding.

JennTx on

Excellent Donegal Cap  August 17, 2012

I love this hat!! This is such a cute hat for both boys, and men! My son looks ADORABLE in this hat!! Every time my son wears this hat, I am always asked by others to make one for their son! Great pattern, very easy to read, and fantastic finished results!!

girl_msg on

Excellent The "Cabby" Hat  July 16, 2012

Loved this pattern!! My son had been asking for a hat for him and this one was just perfect.

cdmesser on

Excellent Love it!  June 8, 2012

I've already made two for myself (to try it out) and two for my nephew! S very simple but attractive pattern to begin your crocheting journey with!

MySweetPotato3 on

Excellent Pattern was easy to follow and very detailed  May 16, 2012

I love this pattern! It was very easy to follow and had all the details you want in a pattern (final stitch count at the end of each row, measurements, etc.). YOu won't be disappointed.

cmu55 on

Excellent Little Golfer Cap  April 30, 2012

Great pattern. Very well done. Very easy to follow. Great pattern for beginners to seasoned crocheter's.

MyBeautifulMia on

Excellent Great pattern  April 15, 2012

Love this pattern! Easy to follow and works up fast. Will be making many for family and friends!

MoonlitCircus on

Excellent Great for St. Patrick's Day!  March 16, 2012

This hat is super-easy and I love the pattern instructions. They are VERY clearly written. She steps out every size and every row, instead of just writing variations on one pattern. It makes the printout long, but the pattern is sooooo easy to work! Be sure to read my comments for my project as posted. Thanks for such a great pattern! (ps I made the largest size hat with G hook; I think I will go up to H for next hat)

Magical Jane on

Excellent I LOVE the Donegal Cap pattern  March 8, 2012

This is a fabulous pattern. With sizes from newborn to adult, I think I'll be getting a lot of use out of it. Plus, I've always wanted a hat like this but have a rather large head and a lot of hair to contend with - they're usually too small, but not if you make your own!

About Designer

About Designer

IrishHooksnYarn on

Irish Hooks & Yarn is the realization of a dream to hand-crochet items that will be special to the giver and the receiver of the item. My passion for crocheting began after my first daughter was born. My mother taught me the basics and before long I had mastered some of the fine points. It's wonderful to now be able to showcase my own designs on Craftsy!

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