Yarmulka Crochet Pattern

Crochet Patterns

Yarmulka: A yarmulka is a skullcap worn by Jewish males during prayer and religious study.

DMC cotton #8 (one ball for base, one half ball for each contrasting pattern color)
Size 10 or 11 crochet hook

Chain 2.
First Round: In second chain from hook crochet 6 sc in chain.
Second Round: 2 sc in each sc. 12 sc
Third Round: 2 sc in first sc, and 1 sc in next sc, continue around to start 18 sc
Fourth Round: 2sc in first sc, 1 sc in next two sc, continue around, 24 sc.
Fifth Round: 2sc in first sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, continue 30 sc's.

Continue in this pattern until the base resembles a small flat disk and measures the width of three knuckles on your hand when the yarmulka base is folded into quarters. (I know it is not scientific, but it works). At this point, sc in each sc until it reaches the desired size to make pattern, typically at least 4 knuckles wide.