Category Archives: Bea’s Attic (Crafting)

This section if for crafters. I love to craft and I love medians like sewing, crocheting, beading and more. Would love for you to join me and show your wares. Happy Crafting!

Front Post Double Crochet Cap

Tfront post crochet cap w/earringshis cute hat, I made for my granddaughter, which led me to create it for my customers in adult sizes, as shown in the pictures, with matching earrings.  This set of instructions is for the youth size and can be adjusted to adults. Good Luck with your caps and I hope you’ll give feedback on your own caps if you should choose to make this cap. Happy Crocheting!! Pattern from leisure arts which I adapted for youth. 999_0002FrontPost1

With MC, ch 4; join with slip st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 – Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join with slip st.front post pinwheel cap tutorial1 image

Rnd 2 – Ch 3, work FPdc around same st. (YO, insert hook from front o back around post of st, YO and pull up a loop even with loop on hook (3 loops on hook), (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. I found a picture to show this. *dc in next dc, work FPdc around same st; repeat from * around join with slip st to first dc. CC if desired.

Rnd 3 – Ch 3, dc in same st, work FPdc around next FPdc, *2 dc in next dc, work FPdc around next FPdc; repeat from * around; join with slip st to first dc; 24 dc and 12 FPdc

Rnd 4 – Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, work FPdc around next FPdc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, work FPdc around next next FPdc, repeat around from * join with slip stitch

Rnd 5 – Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, work FPdc around next FPdc *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, work FPdc around next FPdc, repeat from * around, join with slip stitch. front post pinwheel cap tutorial5 image

Rnd 6 – Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, work FPdc around next FPdc, * dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, work FPdc around next FPdc, repeat from * around, join with slip st.

Rnd 7 – Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, work FPdc around next FPdc, *dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, work FPdc around next FPdc; repeat from * around; join with slip st

Rnds 8-12 – Even though the instructions went to 12, I ended up with 18 rounds according to my grandbaby’s head measurements.                                         Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, work FPdc around next FPdc, *dc in next 6 dc, work FPdc around next FPdc, repeat from * around, join with slip st. front post pinwheel cap tutorial9 image

Rnd 18 –  I altered my pattern and didn’t decrease, simply because I wanted to add elastic in rim, ear flaps and a cute reverse crochet finish to brim: How to Decrease (*YO, insert hook in next st, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * once more, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook (counts as one dc).
Ch 3, decrease twice, dc in next dc, work FPdc around next FPdc, * dc in next dc, decrease twice, dc in next dc, work FPdc around next FPdc, repeat from * around, join with slip st to first dc

Band (If desired, can add a few rows to create a Band front post pinwheel cap tutorial12 image

Rnd 19-21 – (Band) Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, work FPdc around next FPdc, * dc in next 4 dc, work FPdc around next FPdc, repeat from * around, join with slip st

Rnd 22 – Decorative Edge – Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around, join with slip st to first sc. In addition I added another row of reverse sc to give an added touch to cap, and as you can see it was the perfect touch. You can now finish off.

My double sided crochet blanket with fleece backing

Hey friends, I created a blanket for my grandbaby with a fleece backing to keep her warm. She needed it for naptime at school and its finished finally.
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