A real, old-fashioned mop cap, just like Laura wore on "Little House". These caps are so quick and easy to make. Every little girl you know will want one.
I was making a cap for a little girl and one for an 18" doll. The first step is to cut 2 circles for each hat.
Sew a narrow seam around the edge leaving an opening for turning it to the right side.
Turn to the right side and press.
To form the casing for the elastic, sew a seam 2.5 inches from the edge all the way around the circle. Sew another seam about 2 inches from the edge of the circle-leave a small opening for inserting the elastic.
Insert elastic in the casing. I use 3/8" elastic and for a child it should be about 18 inches long.
Stitch the opening closed and top-stitch all the way around the outer edge.
That's it-so cute! And all your little girls will love this mop cap. Also available in my store.