How to Crochet a Hooded Cape?


Hi All,
How would I find a pattern to make a hooded cape (like a Star Wars jedi) for
my 5yo boy?
It would just be for dress up around the house so it doesn't have to be an
exact replica. I would
like to crochet it since my knitting is still in the newbie stages.
Thanks for any help you can give me
Bonnie
Reply to
mdemama
Hi Bonnie,
Do a google search using crocheted child's cape free pattern. There are some there, but not sure if they are what you are looking for.
Hugs,
Nora
Reply to
norabalcer
I have designed both a crochet and knit version of a hooded cloak/ hooded cape... but, at the moment I'm feeling 'selfish' and keeping them to myself... I DO wish you luck in locating a pattern though!! Hugs, Noreen
Reply to
The YarnWright
Bonnie, welcome to rcty! I haven't seen you here before, so you're new to me! ;o)
I found a few links to websites that have hooded capes. Some of them are for babies, or very small children... so if you find one you like and want to try it in brown or black for a Jedi cape (I sewed one *by hand* for my adult son a couple of years ago for Halloween in brown material), you will have to make it larger for your son.
If I had an actual pattern for something that I thought would work for you, I would gladly share it with you! :o)
CROCHETED
formatting link
Reply to
MRH
I don't blame you! If I can't find one and have to figure it out myself I'll probably keep it to myself too...or let it go for a small fortune. LOL
Bonnie
Reply to
mdemama
Aww that is great of you to find all those links Gem, hope they re useful to Bonnie
hugz Cher
formatting link
Reply to
spinninglilac
Wow! Thank you soooo much! I'm going to be busy looking at these. If I was better at sewing then I would definitely make one for my little man but I'm just not good with my machine yet. :-)
I have posted a few times before but I'm a veteran lurker.
Thanks again, Bonnie
Reply to
mdemama
Hi, Bonnie! It's just that I worked SO hard at it, using alot of math and bits and pieces of 7 other existing patterns for different things.... hood here, capelet there, cloak here, etc... thanks for understanding, I'm NOT a normally selfish person, and I didn't want to sound rude... Hugs, Noreen
Reply to
The YarnWright
Hi Noreen,
Not rude at all! BUT if you decide to share, I'll be first in line. Hee-hee
Bonnie
Reply to
mdemama
:o) Well we all know how much I love to search for pattern URLs to try to help out. I hope at least one of them will be close to what Bonnie is looking for, then she can tweak the pattern a bit or make it larger to make it just right!
*hugs* Gem
Reply to
MRH
My pleasure! I like to help when I can! Like I said, if I had an actual pattern for one that I thought might work, I would be more than happy to share it with you. :o)
Peace! Gemini
Reply to
MRH
I found one here:
formatting link
in case the pattern doesn't show up, here it is: Crochet Hooded Scarf
Convert this pattern to knit Thank you snipped-for-privacy@aol.com
Hi, I am fairly new to computers and this is my first time on the Web, so please bear with me and correct me if I make a mistake. I've designed this hooded scarf in December 1997 and have sent it to many of my crochet pen pals. I don't have a picture (and even if I did, I wouldn't know how to send it). This pattern is unique in that nothing is 'required' except for the measurements and that will insure the hooded scarf will fit anyone. The crocheter has the choice of hook size, yarn type, stitches, gauge and closure method (if any). This pattern also does not care if you are right or left handed. As long as the measurements are followed, size will fit the individual regardless of the type of yarn used (baby, sport weight, worsted weight, bulky, etc) or the hook size. Using different yarns and hooks will give an entirely different look each time the item is made.
The pattern for a Ladies small was made using Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic Worsted Weight Yarn #9703 Bone and used approximately 12 ounces.
Suggested Stitches: Single Crochet (SC); Half Double Crochet (HDC);
Double Crochet (DC);
Triple Crochet (TC);
Popcorn (PC);
Puff Stitch (PF).
Suggested Closures for the front of the scarf: None, Ties, Buttons, Zipper, Belcro, Hook & Eye; Snaps.
Before starting write down the following measurements:
CROWN LENGTH: Measure from the bottom of the earlobe on one side of the head, up and over the crown to the bottom of the other earlobe.
FOREHEAD LENGTH; Measure from the top front of the forehead to the crown at the back of the head and add 2" for the fold at the front of the hood.
SHOULDER LENGTH; Measure from the center of the breastbone to the shoulder edge.
FRONT LENGTH; Measure from the collarbone down the front of the body for as long as you want the scarf to be.
Pattern Choice:
SC Pattern: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn
HDC Pattern: HDC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn
DC Pattern: DC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn
TC Pattern: TC in each stitch across, chain 3, turn
PC Pattern: PC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn
PF Pattern: PF in each stitch across, chain 2, turn
Start: Make a chain as long as the CROWN LENGTH - crochet in each stitch across using your selected pattern. Continue in pattern until piece measures FOREHEAD LENGTH, then fasten off.
For Back Seam: Thread a needle with the yarn and fold the piece in half (from earlobe to earlobe), wrong sides facing. Attach yarn at neck edge and going under all 4 loops, whip stitch through all stitches. Fasten Off.
Using the hook, attach yarn in a corner stitch at neck edge with a SC. SC in each stitch around neck edge and the front of the hood. Fasten Off.
Fold the front edge of the hood 1 ½" toward the back and on the outside of the hood. Tack in place at each corner and once or twice across the top.
For the scarf: Make a chain as long as the FRONT LENGTH, SC in the first corner stitch and each stitch around, then chain as long as the FRONT LENGTH, turn. Follow your pattern until piece measures the SHOULDER LENGTH. Fasten off.
Starting at the neck edge of the scarf, with the right side facing, SC in first stitch and each stitch around with 3 SC in each corner.
If you have chosen a Closure Method, the first closure should be at the neck, with the rest of the closures evenly spaced down the front of the scarf. If you have chosen to use Ties, make a chain 7" long and join with a SC in the stitch.
This Hooded Scarf can be worn either under or over the coat.
Please enjoy
Reply to
Mystified One
Good Idea, I looked but on opening some found them to be just little shoulder capes so didn't t put up the urls.
Lycos also found a whole bunch of them too...don't often use Lycos, ought to really cos they sometimes get better hits, guess it depends though.
Cheers.....Cher
Reply to
spinninglilac
I found this very lovely knitted hooded cape for adults in this page:
formatting link
luck!
Anna Maria
Reply to
Anna MCM
Oooh that is pretty, Anna Maria. And the poncho on the same page looks very nice too!
Gemini
Reply to
MRH

Site Timeline Threads

InspirePoint website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.