Monday, 24 October 2016
ROTARY CHARITY CAPS IV
I am making these for a Charity Drive with Rotary India (Chembur) in conjunction with the Burns Clinic at Airoli, Navi Mumbai.
These are not my patterns. All are free patterns that I’ve made and these are notes for Indians using locally available Indian yarns. Some of our yarns do not give the gauge required, so I have made notes as I make my projects.
Materials used : Today I’ve used our lovely Indian OswalCashmilon4-ply yarns with a 4 mm crochet hook
Abbreviations used :
fsc : Foundation single crochet dc : Double crochet
ch : chain ch-sp : chain space
sp : space rep : Repeat
hdc : Half Double crochet sc-blo : Single Crochet Back Loop Only
MC : Main Colour CC : Contrast Colour
Stitches used :
Magic circle :To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self-explanatory super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start. However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.
dc 2-tog : Double crochet 2-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 2 times (3 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk. One dc 2-tog made.
Here is a sizing chart for general head sizing : https://in.pinterest.com/pin/470063279837764548/
How to join the two ends of your work : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUGb9pIcsXE
I have used our Indian 4-ply acrylic for all the projects below, with either a 4 mm or a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
Cap # 1 – Cow hat
This cute free pattern is from the wonderful Sarah of http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/10/crochetcowhatpattern.html
I was inspired by this photograph
I worked this pattern for the 9-12 month size , using Indian Oswal 4ply yarn and a 4 mm crochet hook
Size : 6.7” (from crown to brim) ; Circumference 16” ;
You could, of course, do like Sarah has, and work a regular plait in either one or multiple colour too.
Cap # 2 - Polar bear hat
This free pattern was just too cute to miss. Get it at http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/12/crochetpolarbearhatpattern.
and was inspired by this photograph
I worked this pattern for the Pre-schooler size, using Indian Oswal 4ply yarn and a 4 mm crochet hook
Size : 6.25” (from crown to brim) ; Circumference 16”
Cap # 3 – Penguin hat
This free pattern was just too cute to miss at inspired by this photograph
For the nose, I used yellow our Indian Vardhaman Millennium, and I started with 8 fsc (as against 10 hdc) ; and I also could not work as many rows. It was working out too large and wide… so using the same idea, I just trimmed it a little faster.
So started with 8 fsc, (ii) worked 8 sc in the next row ; (iii) decreased to 6 sc ; (iv) decreased to 4 sc ; (v) decreased to 2 sc and (vi) decreased to 1 sc. I did not run a round of sc all around, though I wanted too.. because that too was making the nose too large.
Size : 6” (from crown to brim) ; Circumference 16”
Cap # 4 – Lamb Hat
I worked on this free pattern, http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/04/crochet-lamb-hat-pattern.html ; and was inspired by this photograph
I made the toddler / pre-schooler size using a 3.5 mm crochet hook and 4 ply Indian Oswal acrylic yarn
The pattern says repeat till Row 13, but I found it too wide and not as long at that row, so I’ve worked two more rows and worked till Row 15, working the same pattern as per designer all the way till the 15th
For the ears : If you decide to start with fsc, then start with one stitch less for both the outer & inner ear.
So for this size, I started with 7 fsc for outer and 5 fsc for inner ear, and then worked pattern per designer.
Size : 6.5” (from crown to brim) ; Circumference 18”
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A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder
I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'.
We (as a family) are also staunch protectors of stray animals and will continue to do our bit to make this a safe world for them.
We strongly believe in R-R-R and several of my projects will show this.