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Donegal Cap for Babies to Adults


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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! Become a Facebook fan: Questions??? Contact me at 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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should know how to read a pattern and crochet in the round. 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 PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Red Heart Super Saver with Flecks

Supplies Needed

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

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Irish Hooks & Yarn
Irish Hooks & Yarn
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!