Captain America!

Captain America! My son, Brennan, was super excited when he found out I was making him a Captain America mask. This hat is made to fit most children and is being worn by a 10 year old in this photo.

Supplies:
5mm hook
4 ply, medium weight  acrylic. I used “I Love this Yarn”
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
CH – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double crochet
SC – single Crochet

(CH-3 does not count as DC)

Instructions:
Round 1: Magic Ring, CH 3, DC 10, pull ring tight, join to top CH of CH 3
Round 2: CH 3, 2 DC each DC around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (20 DC)
Round 3: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (30 DC)
Round 4: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 2 DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (40 DC)
Round 5: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 3 DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (50 DC)
Round 6: CH 3. *2 dc in next DC, DC in next 4 DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (60 DC)
Round 7-12: CH 3, DC in each DC around. Join to top CH of CH 3.
Round 13: CH 3, DC in next 23 DC , CH 8, skip 6 stitches, DC in next 2 stitches, CH 8, skip 6 stitches, DC in the last 23 stitches around to the back of the hat. Join to top CH of CH 3.
Round 14: CH 3, DC around (including into the chains below the eye holes) Join to top CH of CH 3.
Round 15: CH 1, SC around. Join to CH 1.

Finish Off

 

The letter A
I am not thrilled with my letter A pattern, its not as clean as  I would like. Although my A does work, I would like to share another pattern I found on the  web, amamzing.

CH 15, HDC in 3rd CH from hook, HDC across the CH.

CH 15,HDC in 3rd CH from hook, HDC across the CH but do 3 HDC in the last CH.  slip stitch into your very first CH.

Finish off. Right now you have a V. Turn your V upside down.  Attach yarn into the inside of the upside down V, into the 7th HDC.

CH 5, Slip stitch into the 7th HDC on the opposite side.  Slip stitch into the next stitch (6th stitch of the same side) HDC across the CH. Slip stitch into the 6th half double crochet (the stitch next to where you attached the yarn)

 

Wings (make two)

CH 13 , HDC in 3rd CH from hook, HDC across the CH (11 HDC)

Turn, CH 2, HDC back across  next 10 HDC

Turn, Slip stitch into next 2 stitches, HDC in same stitch, HDC across

CH 2, HDC in next 5 stitches

Weave in ends and finish off.

 

With yarn needle, attach the A and the wings to the mask.

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Rachel says

    I would LOVE to make one of these in a smaller size for a friend’s child!
    What were your finished dimensions and what is the gauge for the pattern?

    • CorinaCorina says

      Sorry Rachel, I do not have the measurements or what my gauge is. I am still learning the process and actually just recently figured out how to check my gauge when following a pattern.. I wish I could have answers for you. If it helps any, I don’t crochet tight or loose. I feel that I am in the happy medium.

      • Rachel says

        thank you so much! :) I think I’ve found a good way to measure even with the tightest, loosest, smallest, or largest hats! :D
        The only problem I was having was trying to figure out how much it measured from the bottom of the hat to the top of where the eyes started. My guess would have been about 2-3 inches possibly but not sure.

  2. LIzaronni says

    Thanks for this easy to follow pattern. I just made it as a Christmas surprise for my nephew and I know he will be thrilled!

  3. Dee says

    Thanks for sharing this great pattern. I thought it was very well-written and easy to follow. It will make a great gift for a little guy who is crazy about Captain America.

  4. Karin Marie Smith says

    This is an awesome pattern! I’m half way done with one (I have 3 more to make for a friend with 3 sons!) I just have to sew the pieces onto the hat! This is super easy! I love it! Now my husband wants one! Thank you soooo much! :)

  5. Kirsten says

    I think the pattern is fine, I just made one with YOUR pattern for the A and I prefer it to the A from that other site

  6. Kathy says

    I just spoke with Captain America himself tonight on my way into choir practice, and found that he is having a birthday in 5 days. This will be an awesome present, since winter is coming and I’m sure even superheroes get cold ears! Thanks!

  7. Judith says

    I made about 6 or so for my Grandsons last year (or when the pattern came out) now one of them says his teacher likes it and wants one, then 5 of his friends asked for them too. JOB SECURITY for being a Grandma with crochet hook and yarn!!!

  8. brit says

    The color of your font on this white background makes it very hard to read at any distance and you’ve made it so it can’t be highlighted to make the font a darker color. Making it near impossible to look at this while crocheting the item. annoying!

    • CorinaCorina says

      Thanks for your input. Every monitor and monitor settings are different, making it hard to know if someone had such a problem. I have darkened the font- I hope it helps

  9. Christina says

    Your hat pattern has been so easy. I love it. I am making it for my two year old son but I’m adding a chin strap and ironically, your A pattern works great as a base for that too. Using the V shape at the beginning of the pattern to use as where the strap goes around the ear. Your A was also the best one I found and liked. Very simple to follow. Personally though for every chain of the hat I only chained 2 rather than 3 but it still worked out perfectly. And it fits him pretty good too. Thank you so much for posting!

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