My littlest went and graduated last Friday, and there was nothing I could do about it but sit and watch.
Three years ago, Rebecca walked across the very same stage, picked up her diploma from the same preschool teacher, and had the same potluck ceremony afterwards. Now it's my baby, and we're moving on to a whole new era. No looking back.
I used a 4 mm (G) hook, and worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn. Gauge doesn't really matter here, but my finished cap is about 2.5" square.
Miniature Graduation Cap
Row 1 - Chain 13. Sc in second chain from hook, and in each sc to end (12 sc).
Row 2-12 - sc in each sc across.
Make 2, join together back to back with sl st in each sc, 3 sl sts in each corner. Basically, you're making a double layered square.
Row 1 - Chain 23, sc in second chain from hook, and in each sc to end (22 sc).
Row 2 - Ch 1, turn, sc in back loop of each sc.
Row 3 - Ch 1, turn, sc in front loop of each sc.
Row 4 - Repeat row 2, fasten off leaving long tail and join short ends to form a circle.
Attach cap part to center of square part, then flip over and attach bulky yarn through the middle for a tassel. Hide ends in between the two square parts.