This head-hugging beanie is fun to crochet. It is made in one piece in easy double crochet stitches.
Make a chain long enough to fit around head. Add 6 more chains. SI st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 5, sk 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch, * ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch, repeat from * across. At end of row, ch 1, sl st in 4th ch of ch-5 at beg of row.
Round 2: Ch 5, * sk ch-1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, join with si st in 4th ch of ch-5. Re-peat round 2 until piece measures 5 inches from start.
Next Round: Work 1 sl st in each ch-1 and in each dc of last round. SI st in first st of round; end off. This is bottom edge of cap. Weave shoe-lace through spaces at top edge, gather and then tie into a bow.