Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hooded Cape - Free Preemie Pattern




Good morning beautiful people,

Today's pattern started as a request on my Facebook page for a hooded premature burial cape. I figure I'd start small, as I'd never made one before and so this lovely little hooded cape will fit a bub of 18 weeks gestation. It is a very simple stitch pattern to remember, but it does take a while to make. Still, I think the delicateness of it is well worth the time it takes to make.





You will need:
3.5mm hook
4ply/fingering weight yarn

1: ch61, sc in the 2nd chain from hook and each across
2: ch1, turn,in the first stitch (slst, ch3, 2dc), skip 2 stitches, *in the next stitch (slst, ch3, 2dc), skip the next 2 stitches* repeat across until the last stitch, sc in the last stitch.
3: ch1, turn, in the first sc, (slst, ch3, 2dc), *into the next ch3 space (sl st, ch3, 2dc)* repeat across to the last ch3 space, sc in the last ch3 space.
4-25: Repeat row 3
End odd and weave in tails.

Turn the cape so the first row is at the top and join your yarn, we'll work the next row in the same chains we started with.

26: ch1, sc in the first stitch, sc2tg, repeat across - (40)
27: Repeat row 26 - (27))
28: ch1, turn, (sl st, ch3, 2dc) in the first stitch, skip 2 stitches, *in the next stitch (slst, ch3, 2dc), skip the next 2 stitches*, repeat  across until the last stitch, sc in the last stitch.
29: ch1, turn, (slst, ch3, 2dc) into the first sc, *into the next ch3 space (sl st, ch3, 2dc)* repeat across to the last ch3 space, sc in the last ch3 space.
30:  ch1, turn, in the first sc, (slst, ch3, 2dc), *into the next ch3 space (sl st, ch3, 2dc)* repeat across to the last ch3 space, sc in the last ch3 space.
31-38: Repeat row 30.
End off leaving a long tail. Using the tail, fold the hook in half and sew the seam up.

Join yarn to the bottom corner of the cape and sc evenly up the opening, around the hood and back down the other side of the opening. End off and weave in tails.

Chain 100 for a tie, weave the tie in and out of row 26 or 27.

12 comments:

  1. ty cant wait to make some of these .so pretty.nikki

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  2. Thank you! I used this to make a smaller cape for 16 week size (just made a few tweaks) and it turned out just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

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  3. I love this it looks so beautiful - I have one question though...I am not sure what you mean when you say "End off leaving a long tail. Using the tail, fold the hook in half and sew the seam up."
    Thanks

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  4. It's auto correct. Leah, it should read fold the hood in half. Hope that helps 😉

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  5. Just wanted to share, that I took this pattern, and altered it a tish, and it fits my daughter's American Girl Doll perfectly. The changes I made were to shorten it, or basically just stop sooner, so that it was just below the AG's waist, and then I did a couple rows of sc around the entire thing's edges, to make it a little wider, and I added ties at the neck to keep it on the doll. My daughter LOVES it!! Thank you for sharing this pattern!!

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  6. what are your thoughts as to making this larger? Am I correct in thinking that the pattern is 3 stitches? So..would I want to add stitches in multiples of 3? and continue in length to what I think is right/good?

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    1. Yes you could absolutely keep adding sets of 3 to make it larger. You could also go with a larger hook and thicker yarn, I guess it just depends on the size you are after :)

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  7. Hey guys I'm stuck at turn the cape so first row is at top and join yarn. I'm confused my understanding is to start again on my first row that's what u mean idk someone help please

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    1. Thats right Yerenny, you start the hood section of the cape by crocheting into the same stitches that you used for the first row.

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  8. Help! I've almost completed the pattern (beautiful by the way) but think I must have gone wrong somewhere because when I fold the hood in half I have a zig zag pattern to sew together which won't work :-( could you point me in the right direction? Cathy x

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  9. Hi Myshelle - I am at the same spot as anterny, almost done and wondered how to sew up the scalloped edge.I thought I would just do the points. Also, all seem to do the crocheted edge all around but I'm finding I like the nubby finish as it is. It is lovely and a good alternative to the preemie bags and hats we are making for our Tiny Shroud Ministry. Thank you Marie in Canada

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  10. just wondering how many "scallops" should there be on row 28?

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