Traveller Cape

Size Chart + Materials List

The simple magic of the Traveller Cape Pattern is its simplicity; slip it on for warmth getting to and fro, and watch them transform into whomever their heart desires. 

Before she takes the throne in a land of enchantment, before he sets off into the woods with his band of knights, they don a cape and stand tall, heads held high towards the clouds.

Easy to make and easy to wear, it indulges kids' fairytale-esque ways.  Everything from cloak length Star Wars costumes, Red Riding Hood capes and Elsa & Anna caplets to an everyday alternative to a coat, this pattern does it all.  

Nothing makes a child's imagination soar quite like a cape...

 

Twig + Tale Traveller Cape Views on Model

PDF pattern features:
  • Unisex sizes infant to teen
  • 3 Lengths: Capelet, Classic and Cloak length
  • Pixie Hood, Classic Round Hood or Collar
  • Fully Reversible
  • Make a fun Rain Cape in waterproof fabric!
  • Skill level:  Beginner
  • Upgrade to the Wild Things Cape for an extra $5
Twig + Tale Traveller Cape Views

Also available in adults size | View size chart + materials list | View pattern FAQs

 

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Classic Cape Size Chart + Materials List

Size Chart - Finished Length (back of neck to hem)

Size
     

Capelet Length

Classic Length

Cloak Length

3-6m

13cm / 5”

24 cm / 9.5”

-

6-9m

14.5 cm / 5.7”

27 cm / 10.6”

-

9-12m

15 cm / 6”

29 cm / 11.4”

-

1-3 years

17 cm / 6.7”

31 cm / 12.2”

48 cm / 19”

3-5 years 

21.5 cm / 8.5”

38 cm / 14.9”

53.5 cm / 21"

5-7 years

25cm / 9.8”

44 cm / 17.3”

59 cm / 23.2”

8-teen

28 cm / 11”

49 cm / 19.3”

69 cm / 27”

 

Suggested Fabrics / Notions

Exterior: I like to use wool blends, but most woven fabrics with a reasonable drape will work well, including fleece and WindPro fleece. Lightweight cottons or linen could be used for a spring or summer cape. Waterproof fabric could be used to make a rain cape.
Lining: I like to use cotton, linen or other breathable fabric.

Notions:

 

Fabric Requirements for Capelet & Classic Length

You will need the amounts listed in the chart below (44” or 115cm wide fabric) for both lining fabric and exterior fabric.
You may need slightly more if matching plaids/checks or have a directional fabric.
These amounts do not take shrinkage into consideration.

Size Caplet Length with Hood or Collar Classic Length with Hood or Collar
3-6m 50 cm / 5/8 y 65 cm / 3/4 y
6-9m 50 cm / 5/8 y 70 cm / 7/8 y
9-12m 65 cm / 3/4 y 80 cm / 7/8 y
1-3 years 65 cm / 3/4 y 80 cm / 7/8 y
3-5 years 70 cm / 3/4 y 95 cm / 1 y
5-7 years 70 cm / 3/4 y 110 cm / 1 1/4 y
8-teen 70 cm/ 3/4 y 130 cm / 1 1/2 y

 

Fabric Requirements for Cloak Length

To make the cloak length in the larger sizes, you will need a minimum fabric width of 54” or 135cm.  If you wish to lengthen the cloak length further, you will require an even wider fabric! 

You will need the amounts listed in the chart below for both lining fabric and exterior fabric.
You will need more if matching plaids/checks or have a directional fabric.
These amounts do not take shrinkage into consideration.

Cape Size Cloak Length with Hood or Collar
1-3 years 100 cm / 1 1/8 y
3-5 years 115 cm / 1 1/4 y
5-7 years 125 cm / 1 3/8 y
8-teen 155 cm / 1 3/4 y