At the end of every school year, it’s become a tradition that I make our 5th graders little crocheted graduation caps in our schools colors. It’s their last year at our school as they are ready to move on to middle school. The year has flown by and we are at the end once again. I made five little caps this year and I thought it would make a nice Freebie Friday post.
How I make them
The caps are super simple to make and the kids love receiving them. The hat is just a square and a rectangle sewn together.
I use a large hook size like an I or a J. I grab whatever hook size feels good with 2 or 3 strands of yarn.
The top portion of the hat is just a small square. I eye-ball it every time but usually end up with about 5 or 6 single crochets per row.
I make the same amount of rows as I have in single crochets per row. For example, if I have 5 single crochets in each row, I make 5 rows as well. I fold it corner to corner to check that it’s a square.
On my last row, I leave a really long tail so I can sew around the edge of the square. It gives it a little finishing touch. Sometimes I single crochet around the edge.
Then I make the lower portion. Again, I eye-ball it but usually end up with about 13 or 14 single crochets per row and I make 3 rows. I sew the ends together and then sew the tube to the top part of the hat. I add a button and a tassel and I have a hat.
Here’s a video showing the process.