Little Devil Hat and Cape Costume
designed by Kim Guzman
Technique: Regular Crochet
Crochet the makings of the cutest devil costume in the neighborhood! This hat and cape are easy skill level and fun for little hooligans to wear.
RED HEART® Super Saver®: 2 skeins 319 Cherry Red.
For Cape: 10mm US N-15 and 5mm US H-8;
For Hat: 8mm US L-11.
Costume fits child size 4-6.
GAUGES: Cape: 12.5 sts = 4”; 18 rows = 4” in slip st with largest hook. Hat: 14 sts = 4”; 19 rows = 4” in slip st with middle size hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauges.
I was asked by Red Heart yarns to design a cape and hat for a little boy. This was a really tough job as it turned out. I tried everything! Any stitch pattern I tried looked pretty feminine. The look of crochet is inherently feminine anyway so there will always be difficulties in finding just the right stitch for something, but a cape? Yes, indeed. This turned out to be quite a job for me.
I finally settled on just plain ‘ole slip stitch. It gives the look of knit stockinette so it was perfect. I used a large hook to make the project go more quickly. Of course, they modeled it on a girl anyway so maybe I didn’t need to fret over it so much! 😉
My favorite part about this project is the hat, though. I really need to make an adult version.