Vintage Crochet – Boudoir Cap

Materials:
3 Balls Ecru Cordonnet No. 15.
1 Steel Crochet Hook No. 5.





The band of the cap is made first. Chain 12 and join in a ring. Chain 3, 15 double crochet in the ring.
2nd row: Turn, chain 3, 1 double crochet each in the first 3 double crochet, picked up on the double thread. * Chain 4, 1 double crochet each in the next 3 double crochet, and repeat from * across the row, when there will be 5 groups in all, with 4 chain loops between them. Turn,
1 single crochet in the center double crochet of first group, picked up on the double thread ; 7 single crochet in chain loop. Work in this way Over each loop and each group excepting the final one. After 7 single crochet have been worked in the final loop chain 8 and catch in the end of the row. Turn,
chain 3, 15 double crochet in this new ring, and repeat from the beginning of the second row until the second shell is completed.
The third shell is worked in the same way, but at the end of the second row it is caught to the third scallop of first shell. The fourth shell is caught to the second shell, and each shell is caught to the second preceding shell in the same manner. Continue in this way until there are 17 shells along each edge, and the length is sufficient for the band, joining the last 2 shells to the first 2 shells. If the work has been done too tight or an extra large band is required, more shells may be added, as needed.

Begin the chain loops which form the crown of the cap in the first single crochet of the second scallop of the last shell worked on the inner edge of the band. Chain 9, 1 single crochet in center of first scallop of same shell, and work chain loops in this manner, catching at the center of each scallop along the inner edge of the band until the first scallop of the tenth shell has been worked into Skip the first single crochet of the next scallop and catch in the next, turn,
chain 9, 1 single crochet in first loop, * chain 9, 1 single crochet in next, and repeat from * across the row. At the end chain 5, and catch to the band in the second stitch from the single crochet with which the row was started.
Work back and forth in chain loops in this manner, at the end of each row catching to the second single crochet along the band, until the ends of the rows have been caught to 4 shells of the band.

Chain 5, catch in first loop, chain 5, catch in center of first scallop of unworked part of band, and crisscross from loops to band, joining them, until the eighth scallop of the band has been worked into. Count off the loops to be caught to the 8 scallops at the other end of the row, and catch the loops between to the center scallops of the band, catching in each single crochet or as necessary to join all the loops. If the number of shells in the band has been changed, it will be necessary to divide the additional scallops proportionately between the front and back of the cap.





The rosettes for the sides of the cap are made as follows: Chain 8, join in a ring and make 15 single crochet in the ring.
2nd round: Chain 3, 1 single crochet in third stitch along ring, and repeat until there are 5 chain loops around the ring.
3rd round: 1 single crochet, 5 double crochet and 1 single crochet in each loop around ring.
4th round : 1 single crochet in each single crochet of second round, working over the third round, 5 chain stitches between the single crochet, carried behind the shells of the third round.
5th round: Like third, but with 7 double crochet in each shell.
Sixth round like fourth, but with 7 chain in each loop. Continue in this way in each round making 1 extra double crochet in each shell and 1 extra chain in each loop, until 7 shell rounds in all have been made. Fasten off and sew to cap.





The drop ornaments are made as follows: One drop is worked at the center of each scallop of the fifth shell at each side from the center of the front.
Catch the thread in the scallop, chain 7, and in the second chain from the needle make 6 single crochet, then work a second round of 2 single crochet in each stitch, keeping the wrong side of the stitches out. Make 2 rounds of 1 single crochet in each stitch, and 2 rounds of 1 single crochet in every second stitch. Chain 7, make a second oval drop like that just finished, and fasten off. All the drop ornaments are made in the same way.

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