As promised on Friday, here is the tutorial.
All of these hospital caps I've seen have been made with the 'bow' being the same knit material as the cap. Unfortunately, I didn't have a second cap, so I had to improvise. Here's what I did.
What you will need:
Infant knit hospital cap
Okay. Let's get started!
Take your knit cap and determine where you want the center of your bow. Cut two small slits in the folded cuff part of the cap. (Remember you are working with knit. The slits you cut WILL stretch.)
Lay your washcloth out flat.
Now, fold it in thirds like you would a letter to put in an envelope. Fold with right side of washcloth to the inside. (Unlike what the picture shows. Sorry, Folks.)
Line up one edge of your cap with the same edge of the washcloth. Trim the washcloth to the same length (width?) as the cap.
Mosey on over to your trusty sewing machine and make a stitch down both open edges of your washcloth. I used my machines overlock stitch.
See where your opening is? Turn your little rectangle right-side-out through there.
Now you are going to make an accordion folding out of your rectangle. This will help you thread it through the slits and give a little demention to the 'bow' when in.
It's taking shape! Gently work it through the slits in the cap brim. Those little cuts will open up a bit. If you need to open them up more to accommodate the 'bow', go for it - just don't let your scissors get carried away.
Fluff, center and shape your bow now that it's in the cap. I didn't tack the bow to the cap at all. Obviously, if you feel there is a need, do it.
Now all you have to do is wait for that precious little bundle to arrive to become the envy of all those in the hospital nursery.