Lady Bug Doll Hat

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted – Honey Dew (24/50g skein)
Yarn Weight: Worsted
Needles: Size US 4  (3.5 mm)
Measurements: Fit for 18″ Doll
Pattern Location: Ravelry’s Esme
Time Spent: 4.5 hours
Dates: 8/8/2012 – 8/9/2012

I decided to make this hat because I found some really cute lady bug buttons I wanted to do something with. This pattern was written with child to adult large sizes so I had to do a little substitution.  I took the child size and changed the gauge with a smaller needle and lighter weight yarn to get me an 18″ doll sized hat.  I think I made it just a bit too small but I’m happy with it. The hat can be worn in different positions to change the style.  I like it best as a beret.


  1. Super cute! I know who to call when Sophie and Molly get into American Girl.


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