Last month, my 2 toddlers took a lamb to the county fair. Now, I had never heard of it prior to this, but my husband talked them into doing the little peewee lamb show. The kids dress up and so do the sheep. I did what I do best and crocheted their costumes :) Brook was Minnie Mouse and I made a cape and cap for her lamb to be Mickey Mouse. Taylee was Little Red Riding Hood and I made a cape and cap for her lamb to be the wolf. They turned out really cute and as soon as I figure out how to load the photos from my new (old) phone, I will post them for you to see. From this, I ended up designing the Riding Hood cape and the girls really like it. That is how the Diamond Capelet came about.
This pattern has instructions for sizes Preemie/Doll - Childs 14. Perfect for those of you who like to make matching items for your little girls and their dolls! It also has 2 versions. The first is the Spring/Fall option. It is less full and open in the front. The second is the Winter version. It is quite full and when they lift their arms, there should still be good coverage of the cape to keep them warm. Perfect for Caroling :)
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To make mine a hooded cape, I used the Cora Couture Bonnet from Loops of Love and just made it larger than the size needed so that it would fit better stitched onto the cape. Another fun option - especially for Christmas time is the Diamond Edge Stocking Cap by Little Luvies.