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Bernat Cool Caps For Kids Help!!

KraftyK | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on


Cool Cap

With A, ch.4 Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.

1st rnd: Ch.1 6 sc in ring. Join B with sl st to first sc. 

2nd rnd:With B, ch1. 2sc in each sc around. Join C with sl st to first sc. 12sc.    

3rd rnd: With C, ch.1(2sc in next sc. 1sc in next sc) 6 times. Join D with Sl st to first sc. 18 sc. 

4th rnd: With D, ch 1. (2sc in nest sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc) 6 times. Join A with sl st to frist sc. 24 sc.

5th rnd: With A, ch. 1.(2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) 6 times. Join B with sl st to first sc. 30 sc.

Last 4 rnds form stripe Pat.

Ok I understand everything above since some you have helped me on this in the past but the confusing part is the bottom. Please note I am not switching yarns. Please help! 

Keeping cont of Stripe Pat. inc 6 sts on every row, as before to 48 (54-60)sts. the every following alt row to 60(66-72) sts. HUH?? Does this mean to continue with the 5th rnd section or start to 2nd rnd to 5th rnd again? please explain.

Cont in Stripe Pat, Work 9 (10-12) rows even. I am not sure if this apply to me since I am not switching colors. Maybe it does? Please explain?

Next rnd: with appropriate color, working from left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. This is for the last stitches to give a clean look by going reverse and connect to the first stitch where you went reverse. Is this right as well?

Thank You all for your time,



  1. starzoe | | #1

    Yes, you are to crochet either 9, 10 or 12 rows even. This is to give the hat height. The (9, 10, 12) refers to the size, if you are making the smallest, crochet 9 rows, medium 10 or large work the 12 rows.

    The last row crocheting from left to right is known as crab crochet. This makes an attractive edge although it might take a few tries to get it right, it is worth it.

    1. KraftyK | | #2

      Thank You for reponding and helping. Now I have question after I do 5th rnd. Do I continue to actually the 5th rnd directions or do I do ch. 1 ( 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc) 6 times. Join C with sl st to first sc. Then do ch. 1 ( 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc) continue until I get 9 to 12 stitches. 


      What does this mean keeping cont of Stripe Pat, inc 6 sts on every row as before to 48(54-60) sts, then every following alt row to 60(66-72) sts.

      So how do you alt?? Do you stitch what 4th rnd directions then the next round do 5th rnd directions???

      1. starzoe | | #3

        What size are you making? Those numbers in brackets 60, (66, 72) mean that the first number (60) is for Small, the second(66) for Medium size and the (72) for Large. Highlight all through the pattern which size you want to make.Apparently rows 2 to 5 make the pattern in stripes, so follow the instructions (I assume you are not using stripes), ignoring the "join" and ignoring the "stripes) instructions. Work the rows 2 to 5 INCREASING 6 STITCHES IN EACH ROW until you have either 48 (54 or 60)according to what size you have chosen. AND THEN keep working rows 2 to 5, increasing 6 sts every OTHER (ALTERNATE) row until you have 60 (66 72).Then work either 9, (10 or 12) rows without increasing. Then do the backward (or crab) crochet to end off. You don't really need this if you can't manage it, it just looks better.

        Edited 12/6/2007 1:02 pm ET by starzoe

        1. KraftyK | | #4

          Great Thank You so much for your time. I hope my hat turns out. First I am doing the small one then the Large one and then the Medium soon. Wish me luck....


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