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Carla Pera on craftsy.com
Los Angeles, CA USA

My mom taught me how to knit, sew and crochet when I was a girl. It's all part of who I am. I like to design things that are elegantly simple, not too difficult, but also might teach you something ...

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Mob Cap for 18' Dolls

from Carla Pera Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mob Cap for 18' Dolls
Mob Cap for 18' Dolls
Mob Cap for 18' Dolls
Mob Cap for 18' Dolls

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, provisional cast on, increases (kf&b, yarn over, yarn forward and around needle), decreases (k2tog), knitting through the back loop, knitting in the round, crochet chain (optional)

Pattern Description:

Knit a cute mob cap for your doll to wear to tea.

The cap, which is based on Elizabeth Zimmermann?s Pi Shawl formula, begins with a provisional cast on at the center and is knit in the round outward towards the hem. The cap is enlarged using a series of knit front & back increase rows. A row of eyelets is formed using yarn overs, followed by a ruffle. Finally, a crocheted chain or narrow ribbon is threaded through the eyelets to create the perfect fit.

Shown with Tea Time Colonial Dress; the pattern for which can be purchased here on Craftsy. The ruffle on the cap matches the ruffle on the hem of the dress.


32 stitches/44 rows = 4 inches (10 cm), after blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9.5 inches (24 cm) in diameter, after blocking


  • 230 yds (210 m) fingering weight yarn
  • 3 yds (5 m) contrasting yarn or 20 inches (51 cm) of one-eighth inch ribbon

You Will Also Need:

  • Set of US size 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles
  • Size 0 (3.25 mm) steel crochet hook (for optional crocheted cap tie)