Cap Sleeved Dress for Tiny Rag Dolls by Dawn Smith

Cap Sleeved Dress for Tiny Rag Dolls

Knitting
June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stocking stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
14 - 16 yards (13 - 15 m)
5" slender doll
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This elegant little dress is knitted in one piece, top down with no seams. It was designed especially to fit tiny rag dolls made from Ann Wood’s pattern, but it will also fit other similarly sized dolls.

One of the testers knitted some for her 3.5” wooden Hitty doll. The dress fits my Wee Patsy and my 1940s Hollywood Doll. I also tried it on a mini Disney Animator doll and a Strawberry Shortcake. While it fits the latter two dolls in the bodice, I think I will be leaving out rounds to shorten the skirt for them.

Any fingering weight yarn should work just fine. You just need 10-15 yards, so this is a good use for those little balls you’ve probably been collecting.

I put the gauge in, but I wouldn’t worry too much about it. At this size it’s easier to just start and see if it will fit your doll rather than knit a gauge square. Since it’s knitted top down, you can try the dress on your doll as soon as the armholes are in and get a really good idea of how it will fit once you join it in the round at the bottom of the bodice.

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