American Girl Doll Cape with Hood by Elaine Phillips
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American Girl Doll Cape with Hood

December 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2.75 mm (C)
This pattern is available for free.

This knitted cape is simply essential for the American Girl Doll intending to go caroling this Christmas Eve! I was inspired by the style of cape often worn in Victorian times.
The cape is knitted sideways and shaped with short rows. If you are just learning to use short rows, this small, simple pattern is a great opportunity to practice the technique.There is also a video that explains how to make short rows.

I made the fur trim using crochet. This is my preference. However, the Finishing section also describes how to do the finish with knitting.

The fun fur trim is optional depending on the look you’re going for. If you prefer the cape not to have the trim, finish the cape in exactly the same way, but use the main yarn instead of the fun fur yarn. This would be perfect if you were making your doll a Little Red Riding Hood outfit.