View Full Version : Retro-style stocking cap

12-20-2006, 07:33 PM
Here is a stocking cap I made for my niece. She loves anything retro. It reminds me of the ones her mother & I wore as kids back in the sixties. Anyone else remember these?

12-20-2006, 07:51 PM
OMGosh, I love that!!!

12-20-2006, 08:06 PM
is that the standard decrease by one every other row?
I tried to make one decreasing every row and it got short way to fast
yours is LOVELY
someday I will make a way cool one of those too

but your stripes ROCK


12-20-2006, 09:32 PM
Very very cute!

Jan in CA
12-20-2006, 09:54 PM
I bet that took a long time! Cute!

12-21-2006, 02:49 AM
that looks really really great

12-21-2006, 06:34 AM
:heart: :heart: :heart:

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:


12-21-2006, 09:33 AM
Yes I remember those! My era! Yours is adorable and best of all hand made! I only remember the store bought ones!

12-21-2006, 10:19 AM
That is great. And it looks so professionally/perfectly made! I love that it can wrap around as a scarf.


12-21-2006, 10:26 AM
Oooh, I've been wanting to make one of these for my mom. Happen to remember where you got the pattern?

12-21-2006, 10:51 AM
OH YES :cheering: :muah: :hug: :happydance:
I remember those hat/scarfs - they were the best and you can NOT buy them now adays - so the knit ones are sweet!!!

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12-21-2006, 10:56 AM
That hat is so cool! I love your perfect pom-pom on the end. How long did it take to knit that hat, as it's as long as your neice is tall? :teehee:

12-21-2006, 11:54 AM
Wow :cheering: that brings back :heart: memories of runner sleds and ice skating... could you share where you got your pattern? Thanks!

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12-21-2006, 04:55 PM
I'm glad you liked it. It was fun to make because I just made it up as I went. I started it out like a regular hat with about 70 stitches on size 5 needles with a ribbing for about an inch and a half, then increased to 80 stitches and size 8 needles and continued until it was about 7 inches. Then I decreased four stitches every 9 rows until I got to 60 stitches. I wanted it to be long enough for her to wrap it around her neck as a scarf too, so I kept the 60 stitches for a while. When it was long enough, I then made 2 decreases every 9 rows, alternating the decreases. I don't know how else to describe it other than north/south then east/west until I got down to 8 stitches. Closed it off and began the marathon of weaving in the ends, then sewed on the pompom.


I hadn't made a pom pom in 40 years, it was fun. I'm going to make a bunch of white ones to hang on my Christmas tree so they look like snowballs since most of my ornaments are snowmen.

12-21-2006, 09:29 PM
What a hoot! I love it!

12-21-2006, 11:50 PM

12-22-2006, 12:55 PM
Way cool!!! I want to try to make one for DD. Thanks for sharing.

nadja la claire
12-22-2006, 03:32 PM
:cheering: That's great!!!! :cheering: I'm making a stocking cap for my DH but it's not going to be that long. How long did it take and how much yarn did you you?

Nadja xxx

12-22-2006, 04:38 PM
Wow , that brings back so many memories .
Love the stripes and how it is also a scarf .
Thank you for sharing how you made it .
My kids love it too and now want me to make them one . :teehee:
About how much yarn did you use ?

12-22-2006, 05:04 PM
:aww: Thanks everybody!! I don't know how long it took, cuz I was working on several different projects at once. It seems like I came up with the idea about 3 weeks ago, after Thanksgiving for sure. The cap is a Christmas gift so I had to hurry and get it mailed. The model isn't my niece, but she is about the same height so it should be nice and long for her too! I wanted it to be pretty durable so I used Red Heart yarn. Probably about 3/4 of a skein of the black and just small portions of the other colors. It was actually a stash busting project since I had all the colors on hand and was trying to be thrifty without looking like it. :teehee:

01-18-2007, 09:24 PM
That stokcing cap was nice,...
a bit too long for me tho id be scared of tripping up over it :p
but the pompom on the end is an essential
the way i see it, if youre gonna wear a woollen cap when u go out,.. may as well have a pompom on it wether youre a boy or a girl

02-13-2007, 12:29 PM
Just came across this .http://www.astro.cornell.edu/~brs/stockingcap.html
Is this pattern similiar to what you did ?
I just love the hat you made .

02-13-2007, 05:26 PM
Your cap is so cute - I've never seen anything like it before! I especially love how it wraps around as a scarf :)

Did you do these on circular needles? I haven't used DPNs yet and am a little intimidated!

02-13-2007, 09:13 PM
hey great idea
hat and scarf all in one :)

personally id have it not as long
its ncie to have it hanging down,... but not too long id say

02-14-2007, 04:06 AM
It's so cute! :heart: and special! :D
I guess I'm too young maybe :shrug: I haven't seen this before...
But ALREADY I'm in love with it!! :inlove: :teehee:

ps. how did you make that perfect pom pom? :thinking: