More Victorian Caps

Victorian caps come in all shapes and sizes. Here are two you may find interesting.

Note that the instructions for the Victorian caps below are shown as they were when published in 1850. Specific materials mentioned may no longer be available. You will find suitable substitutions in almost any craft store.

Victorian Caps

  • Victorian Smoking Cap

  • Baby’s Cap – Crocheted

    Victorian Cap #1

    SMOKING CAP
    (EMBROIDERY IN BRAID)

    Published in the Lady’s Album, 1850

    Victorian Cap - Victorian Smoking Cap.
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    Materials — Claret colored velvet, gold braid, and a gold band and tassels.

    Six pieces of velvet, three nails in length, and the width given in diagram will be required, and these must be sloped to a point. Draw the designs upon the velvet with a white crayon, and sew on the braid; arrange the patterns in alternate order; neatly join the pieces of velvet, and edge each joining with braid; line with silk, and finish with band and tassels.

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    Victorian Cap #2

    BABY’S CAP
    (CROCHET)

    Published in the Lady’s Album, 1850

    Victorian Cap - Victorian Baby's cap.
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    Materials — Raworth's threads Nos. 90 and 100, and Penelope crochet No. 4.

    With No. 90 make a chain of 3 loops, join and work a round of double crochet.—

    2d round. Open crochet all round.—

    3d round. Double crochet all round.—

    4th round. 3 chain, 1 long, missing 2 loops of preceding round; repeat.—

    5th round. Double crochet all round.—

    6th and 7th rounds. 3 chain, crochet; repeat.—

    8th round. Double crochet all round.—

    9th round. 3 chain, 2 long, missing 3 loops of preceding round; repeat.—

    10th round. Double crochet all round.—

    11th and 12th rounds. 3-chain crochet, increasing as required, to form the round for crown.—

    13th round. Three 3-chain crochet, 5 long in center loop of every fourth 3-chain crochet-stitch of preceding round;repeat.—

    14th round. Three 3-chain, 5 chain over the 5 long of preceding round; repeat.—

    15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th rounds. Like the 13th and 14th rounds.—

    19th round. 3-chain crochet all round.—

    20th round. 3-chain crochet-all round.—

    21st round. Double crochet. This completes the crown of the cap; leave one-third to form the neck. The front of the cap must be worked throughout on one side, commencing at the right hand.

    Front. 1st round. 3 chain, 2 long, missing 3 loop of preceding round; repeat. —

    2d round. Double crochet.—

    3d round. 3-chain crochet.—

    4th round. Three 3-chain crochet, 5 long in centre loop of every fourth 3-chain crochet stitch of preceding row; repeat.—

    5th row. Three 3-chain double crochet over the long stitches of preceding row; repeat.—

    6th row. Three 3-chain crochet, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, missing 1 loop between each long over the double crochet of preceding row; repeat.—

    7th row. Three 3-chain crochet, double crochet over the long stitches of preceding row; repeat.—

    8th row. 3-chain crochet; repeat.—

    9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th rows, like the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th rows.—

    14th row. 3-chain crochet.—

    15th row. Double crochet, missing every alternate loop of preceding row.—

    16th row. 2 chain, 2 long, missing 2 loops of preceding row; repeat.—

    17th row. Double crochet.—

    18th row. 3-chain crochet; repeat.—

    19th row. 3-chain crochet; repeat.—

    20th row. Three 3-chain crochet, five long in centre loop of every fourth 3-chain crochet-stitch; repeat.—

    21st row. 3-chain crochet, 5 chain over the 5 long of preceding row.—

    22d row. 3-chain crochet; repeat.—
    23d, 24th, 25th, and 26th rows, like the 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22d rows.— br>27th row. 3-chain crochet; repeat.—

    28th row. Double crochet; repeat.—

    29th row. 3 chain, 2 long, missing 3 loops of preceding row; repeat.—

    30th row. Double crochet; repeat.

    Work the ends of the front and that part of the crown that was left to form the neck, in double crochet, rounding the crown part by missing every second loop; then work 2 chain, 2 long, missing 2 loops of preceding row; then a row of double crochet: this completes the cap. Draw with narrow satin ribbon, and trim with the following lace:—

    LACE FOR BABY’S VICTORIAN CAP

    (CROCHET)

    This lace must be worked throughout on one side, commencing at the right-hand side of foundation. (See illustration above, with cap.) Make a chain the required length with thread No. 90; work 1 row in double crochet.—

    1st row. Thread No. 100 double crochet.—

    2d row. 1 chain, 1 long in every alternate loop of foundation; repeat.—

    3d row. Double crochet.—

    4th row. 3-chain crochet.—

    5th row. Three 3-chain crochet, 5 long in centre loop of every fourth 3-chain crochet-stitch of preceding row; repeat.—

    6th row. 3-chain crochet, 5 chain over the five long stitches of preceding row; repeat.—

    7th row. 3-chain crochet.—

    8th row. Five 3-chain crochet, 5 long in centre loop of every sixth 3-chain crochet-stitch of preceding row; repeat.—

    9th row. Five 3-chain crochet, 5 chain over the 5 long stitches of preceding row; repeat.—

    10th row. 3-chain crochet.—

    11th row. 3-chain crochet.—

    12th row. Three 3-chain crochet, 5 long in centre loop of every fourth 3-chain crochet-stitch of preceding row; repeat.—

    13th row. Three 3-chain crochet, double crochet over the 5 long stitches of preceding row; repeat.—

    14th row. Three 3-chain crochet, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, missing 2 loops between each long; repeat.—

    15th row. Three 3-chain crochet, double crochet over the long stitches of preceding row; repeat.—

    16th row. 5 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, 1 chain, 1 long, missing 2 loops between each long; repeat.—

    17th row. Double crochet.—18th row. 5-chain crochet.

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