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Beth  Graham on craftsy.com
Waterloo, Ontario

My name is Beth Graham, and I am a teacher who often designs with newer crocheters in mind. I teach crochet at Shall We Knit? in Waterloo, Ontario, and on Craftsy ...

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Duomo Cap

from Beth Graham
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Duomo Cap
Duomo Cap Close-fitting Comfort
Duomo Cap Easy to Wear
Duomo Cap Cap Inspiration
Duomo Cap Even Birds Love to Wear Duomo
Duomo Cap Duomo in

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • To be successful, you will know how to make post stitches.

Pattern Description:

Just about everyone I know has been touched by cancer (my family has been hit especially hard in the last few years), so when my local yarn shop suggested I design a versatile cap for those undergoing chemotherapy treatment and beyond, I knew I had to try my very best.

Close fitting to capitalize on comfort, warmth and head coverage, this hat reminds me of the Florence Cathedral in Italy (Il Duomo). Five spines of front post double crochet radiate downward from an oculus-like opening through a background of back post double crochet to create a softly cushy fabric.

Bicraftuals, rejoice: Choose between a post-stitch crocheted rib and a standard knit rib brim to finish. (Pastel Koigu version shows post-stitch rib; teal Socks That Rock version shows 1x1 knit ribbing.)

**50% of sales through the end of the year will be given to the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association (http://www.lmvna.org/), a non-profit organization in Ventura County, California that supported our family with attentive hospice care during the last month of my father's life.**

Technical editing by Lindsey Stephens.


11 BPdc and 7 rnds = 2" with 5.0 mm hook and heavy fingering weight yarn;

12.5 BPdc and 8 rnds = 2" with 4.0 mm hook and standard fingering weight yarn

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This stretchy hat fits heads 22" or larger in circumference and is approx. 8.25" long


  • 100 grams of your favorite fingering-weight yarn
  • H-8/5.0 mm hook for heavy fingering weight
  • G-6/4.0 hook for standard fingering-weight

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.0 mm dpns (if knitting on edging)
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn: