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DEAR MELBA: Bernita Bruemmer requested crochet patterns for newborn baby caps. I use this pattern to make baby caps, which I donate to a hospital where they're handed out to the newborns. The pattern says “Annie's Favorite Crochet #104,” but I don't recall where I got it. They're easy to make.
You'll need 1/2-to-1 ounce worsted yarn, tapestry needle, F or G crochet hook. Round 1: Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (12 dc made).
Round 2: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in first st, dc front post (fp) around next st, (3 dc in next st, fp around next st) around, join. (24 sts).
Round 3: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, fp around next st, (2 dc in next st, fp around next st) around, join. (36 sts).
Round 4: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next st, fp around next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st, fp around next st) around, join. (48 sts).
Rounds 5 through12: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, fp around next st, (dc in next 3 sts, fp around next st) around, join. At end of last round, fasten off.
TO MAKE POM-POM: Wrap yarn around two fingers 40 times. Slide loops off fingers. Tie separate strand of yarn around center of all strands. Cut loops at both ends. Trim ends. Sew to center top of cap.
VONDILEE MCCURDY, Oklahoma City
Easter would be a great time to copy Vondilee's idea for newborn baby gifts. Others sharing included Daisy McNeill, of the Integris Volunteer group in Oklahoma City, Kristi Medley, Bea Reid, Oklahoma City, and Jeanne Ingram, Hinton.