Catching 100 Zzz’s Stocking Cap

I was asked to make a stocking cap for an order, a long stocking cap that came down well past the neck. I searched around for patterns, but couldn’t seem to find anything like it. All the ones I found were the elf hats which were too short for what I needed. So I decided to write this pattern up for a simple, long stocking cap.

Mine was made for a man in I Love This Yarn: Naturals in Cocoa. It looked great in the end, so I typed up the pattern to have it sent out to testers. Boy, did they amaze me with the products they made with my pattern. They added their own little touches to make each hat unique. It really shows what can be done with something simple to make it look amazing. With added embellishments, color changes, or even just a cool pom pom or tassel, this pattern changes drastically! Just check out a few of the pictures from my testers! All of them did such a great job in helping me make this pattern for you all, and I hope you enjoy it. It is available to add to your library on Ravelry. Show it some <3.

Pattern tested by Sarah Murphy Collins
Pattern tested by Sarah Murphy Collins
Pattern tested and photographed by Sara Blake
Pattern tested and photographed by Sara Blake
Pattern tested and photographed by Deb Crossin
Pattern tested and photographed by Deb Crossin

 

Catching 100 Zzz’s Stocking Cap-Adult size

*This hat is adult size and will fit up to a 23 inch head.

Materials needed:

Worsted weight yarn (I used about 313.5 yards of I Love This Wool Naturals from Hobby Lobby)

Size H hook or whatever size needed to meet gauge

Stitch marker (can be just a piece of yarn)

Yarn needle to weave in ends

Pom pom maker or hand if wanting to attach a pom pom to the end of the hat

 

Gauge: 7 hdc by 5 rows: 2″x 2″

 

Fhdc- Foundation half double crochet

Hdc- Half double crochet

Hdc Dec- Half double crochet decrease

St- stitch

**Note: For the beginning row, I recommend joining using this method:

http://crocheteverafter.com/tutorials/half-double-crochet-tutorials/foundation-half-double-crochet-join-in-the-round/

Round 1: Fhdc 72. Join using the method mentioned above.

 

**Note: From now on, you will be working in continuous rounds. Mark the beginning of each row with a stitch marker to keep track.

 

Round 2-7: Hdc in each stitch around.  (72)

 

Round 8: Hdc in the next 22 st. Hdcdec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times (69)

 

Round 9-10: Hdc in each st around (69)

 

Round 11: Hdc in the next 21 st. Hdcdec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times (66)

 

Round 12-14: Hdc in each st around (66)

 

Round 15: Hdc in the next 20 st. Hdcdec over the next 2 st (63)

 

Round 16-22: Hdc in each st around. (63)

 

Round 23: Hdc in the next 19 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times (60)

 

Round 24-25: Hdc in each st around (60)

 

Round 26: Hdc in the next 18 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times. (57)

 

Round 27-29: Hdc in each st around (57)

 

Round 30: Hdc in the next 17 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times (54)

 

Round 31-32: Hdc in each st around (54)

 

Round 33: Hdc in the next 16 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times. (51)

 

Round 34-36: Hdc in each st around (51)

 

Round 37: Hdc in the next 15 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times (48)

 

Round 38-44: Hdc in each st around (48)

 

Round 45: Hdc in the next 14 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times (45)

 

Round 46-47: Hdc in each st around (45)

 

Round 48: Hdc in the next 13 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st.  Repeat 2 more times (42)

 

Round 49-53: Hdc in each st around (42)

 

Round 54: Hdc in the next 12 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times. (39)

 

Round 55-59: Hdc in each st around. (39)

 

Round 60: Hdc in the next 11 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times. (36)

 

Round 61-62: Hdc in each st around. (36)

 

Round 63: Hdc in the next 10 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times. (33)

 

Round 64-65: Hdc in each st around. (33)

 

Round 66: Hdc in the next 9 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times (30)

 

Round 67-68: Hdc in each st around. (30)

 

Round 69: Hdc in the next 8 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times. (27)

 

Round 70-71: Hdc in each st around. (27)

 

Round 72: Hdc in the next 7 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times. (24)

 

Round 73-75: Hdc in each st around. (24)

 

Round 76: Hdc in the next 6 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times. (21)

 

Round 77-79: Hdc in each st around. (21)

 

Round 80: Hdc in the next 5 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times. (18)

 

Round 81-83: Hdc in each st around. (18)

 

Round 84: Hdc in the next 4 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times. (15)

 

Round 85-87: Hdc in each st around (15)

 

Round 88: Hdc in the next 3 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times (12)

 

Round 89-91: Hdc in each st around. (12)

 

Round 92: Hdc in the next 2 st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times (9)

 

Round 93-95: Hdc in each st around. (9)

 

Round 96: Hdc in the next st. Hdc Dec over the next 2 st. Repeat 2 more times (6)

 

Row 97-99: Hdc in each st around. (6)

 

Row 100: Hdc Dec 3 times (3)

Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail to cinch the end of the hat together. Weave in all ends. If desired, attach a pom pom to the tip of the hat, or if you would like to add a tassel like one of my testers did, here is an awesome video to learn how to make them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3iWvy1LOCA

Pattern tested and photographed by Sarah Murphy Collins.
Pattern tested and photographed by Sarah Murphy Collins.

***My testers and I have worked really hard to make this pattern for you. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own and/or without my consent is prohibited. You may sell any finished items from this pattern. However, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and link back to my Facebook page www.facebook.com/sweetpotatocrochetcreations or my Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sweet-potato-crochet-creations

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