Newsboy Cap for American Girl/Boy Dolls by Deb Denair

Newsboy Cap for American Girl/Boy Dolls

by Deb Denair
August 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
50 - 65 yards (46 - 59 m)
18" American Girl Dolls with 13" (33cm) Head Circumference
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Newsboy Cap for American Girl Dolls inspired by today’s fashion trends, where I also offer variations creating unique effects.

Also available in French ~ courtesy of bergeronnette50 and Dutch ~ courtesy of Johanna & Friends

Pattern Features: The pattern has been written out with line-by-line instructions given along with variations for working contrast color

Construction: Worked from the brim to crown in one piece then seamed. Cap peak worked separately then sewn in place

Skill Level:
Beginner: Project for first time knitters using basic knit and purl stitches, minimal shaping

Variations in this trendy newsboy cap:

  1. Adding two rows of contrast after the increase row ~ see this effect in second picture ~ the accent was also used for the underside of the cap’s peak.

  2. Adding a single row of contrast in the increase row ~ see third picture, showing a hint of accent

  3. For Beret see picture 4, I worked extra rows after increase in main color and added a garter stitch row before decreases which I continued in the accent color.

  4. Or just omitting the cap peak, with no further changes and you will have this beret, as seen in 5th picture.

Please respect my designer rights, and as such the copyright of this pattern will always remain with me; it's text, photos copyright 2010 Debonair Designs. Pattern must not be duplicated, distributed and/or sold without the author's permission. Feel free to use these patterns for your knitting pleasure, a courtesy acknowledgment would be greatly appreciated and welcomed.

Available in my first published book, ‘Seasonal Hand Knitted Designs for 18” Dolls’