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Mob Cap for 18" Dolls


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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. 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) GAUGE 32 stitches/44 rows = 4 inches (10 cm), after blocking SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 9.5 inches (24 cm) in diameter, after blocking

Supplies Needed

  • 230 yds (210 m) fingering weight yarn
  • 3 yds (5 m) contrasting yarn or 20 inches (51 cm) of one-eighth inch ribbon
  • Set of US size 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles

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Carla Pera Designs
Carla Pera Designs
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 new. Clicking on the www box below will take you to my knitting blog where I always have something to say.