Friday, 5 September 2014

BERET, BEANIE AND SLOUCHY

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BEANIES, BERETS, BABY TURBAN ‘N MORE - 2



In continuation to my earlier blog on headwear.. here are some more things to cover the head!  Fast to hook.. great look !! :)

Here is a selection of head stuff .. links for beanies, berets and a really really cute and easy baby turban.  Enjoy :)

Some of these pattern links given below are my original patterns, and some of them are just some super freebies I’ve found floating on the net… which I’ve tried out.  For those that I’ve tried (and / or tweaked), I’ve written down my comments and notes. 

My Lovely Parisienne beret : (pictured above)
This is just a quick rough idea of how to go about making this really quick and neat beret. My daughter’s friend is off to the London School of Economics and asked if I’d make her a beret from a photo she’d taken from the internet.  The photograph was a creation made in felt, but for warmth and a great look, I thought I’d replicate that in yarn.
Having made that, my daughter thought it looked so good, she wanted one too… and being such a hit, I thought I’d share this with you too J

Materials used :
a)   Unbranded worsted weight yarn ~ 60 gms with a 4.5 mm crochet hook
b)   Unbranded 4-ply yarn ~50 gms with a 4 mm crochet hook

Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
Abbreviations used :
sc : Single Crochet                                       inc : Increase
dec : Decrease                                             ch : Chain
sk : Skip                                                      st(s) : Stitch(es)
sl-st : Slip Stitch

Round 1 : Start with a magic circle and 6 sc in that circle.  Join with a sl-st to the first sc.
(6 sc)

Round 2 : (Inc row) : 2 sc in each sc all around.  Join with a sl-st to the first sc. (12 sc)

Round 3 : (Inc row) : sc in 1st sc ; *2 sc in next sc ; sc in next sc* ; rep from *to* all around.  Join with a sl-st to the first sc. (18 sc)

Round 4 : (Inc row) : sc in 1st 2 sc ; *2 sc in next sc ; sc in next sc* ; rep from *to* all around.  Join with a sl-st to the first sc. (24 sc)

So you continue increasing 6 sc every row – so following  the rep structure, for Round 5, you’ll do sc in the first 3 sc and then 2 sc in the next sc .. I’m sure you now get the increase structure.. so carry on with this increase till you have 36 sc.

When you’ve got 36 sc, all you change is that you’re increasing every alternate round . For every other round you do not increase and just do one sc in each sc all around.  This way you have a gradual increase and are increasing the width of your beret.

So now you continue with this every alternate row of increase till you have about 60 sc.  Every row you make, keep a check on the diameter of your round – as this has got to fit the crown of the head of your recipient.

Head size check : So here’s what I’ve done – not sure how ‘scientific’ it is.. but it works for me J. So first you measure the Round Forehead measure (tape around forehead, ensuring you go around the ‘largest’ part of the back of the head .. yes, this makes a difference… especially for ‘uneven heads’ J)
So this is one measure that you have to ensure you have at the end – on completion of your beret

Next you also need a “Crown size” which is the “top of the head”. So you need to increase till your diameter is about 2-3” more than your crown size.  Once you’ve got this diameter, you start your decrease rounds.

So basically, for decreases, you follow the same schedule you did for increases, but in reverse , using a sc 2-tog for each decrease.

(Dec row) : sc in 1st 2 sc ; *sc 2-tog in next sc ; sc in next sc* ; rep from *to* all around.  Join with a sl-st to the first sc.

This way you are decreasing 6 sc every round till you reach a circumference (round) that slips snugly around the forehead.  Remember you are not decreasing all the way down to 6 sc .. just till it fits around the forehead J
At the point where it fits snugly around the forehead, you stop decreasing and work a few rounds without increase so you get a band that will fit snugly around the forehead.  This way the beret fits, and then the ‘overhang’ can be snazzily pulled to one side .. and hey, you’re all Parisian and fancy.  How d’you like that?? J

Cute Interchangeable headband : 

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Freely floating the web is this absolutely cute and easy pattern for an interchangeable headband by CrochetKitten at http://crochetkitten.blogspot.ca/2012/05/interchangeable-baby-headband.html.
Make one headband base, several different coloured 'florets' and you've got a veritable wardrobe of headbands for your little girl J

Cupcake beret :

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This is my original design. This design has a matching scarf as well as a pattern for a beanie.
The pattern has been written using U.S terminology and comes with a chart and photos.
Materials used : The pattern has been tested using Vardhaman millennium DK ply, ~50-100 gmswith a  4.5 mm crochet hook ; Bernat coordinates ~50 gms using a 5 mm (H) crochet hook ; Loops and Threads Impeccable , ~100 yds with a 5 mm (H) crochet hook ; Bernat Cashmere ~150 gms with an I hook ; Red Heart Soft in worsted weight , ~ 200 yds with a 6.5 (K) crochet hook and Caron Simply Soft Solids ~150 yds with a  J crochet hook.
Size : S (18” x 16”) ; M (19” x 6.5”) & L (20” x 7”)
Skill level : Intermediate, advanced beginner

Cupcake beanie :

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This is my original design. This design has a matching scarf as well as a pattern for a beret. The pattern has been written using U.S terminology and comes with a chart and photos.
Materials used : This pattern has been tested using Vardhaman Millenium DK Ply ~ 50 gms with a 4.5 mm crochet hook ; Caron Simply Soft with a J hook ; Lion brand cotton-ease ~90 gms with an I hook ; Premier Angle self shading DK yarn with a G hook and Caron Simply Soft ~200 yds with an H hook.
Size : S (18” x 16”) ; M (19” x 6.5”) & L (20” x 7”)
Skill level : Intermediate, advanced beginner



Tircha slouchy :

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This is my original design.
The word ‘tircha’ means diagonal in Hindi and it describes this pattern perfectly.
This design has a cowl and a pair of fingerless gloves as well.  The pattern is totally reversible, and both sides look lovely . The pattern has been written using U.S terminology and comes with a chart and photos.
Materials used : This pattern has been tested using 4-ply light fingering Oswal mills  ~75 gms with a 4 mm (G) crochet hook ; (unbranded) Orange fingering wool ~200 yds with a  4.25 (G) crochet hook ;
Skill level : Intermediate, advanced beginner (due to unique construction)

I do hope you'll have fun making one or more of these designs. 

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Have a great day too J