Wednesday, 23 May 2018

PREEMIE CAPS 11 : STELLA – Pink Angry Bird


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PREEMIE CAPS 11

STELLA – Pink Angry Bird


Welcome back to my series of special character preemie caps that I’ve just donated in Australia.  I started off with the idea of making just 50 caps, but had so much fun that I could not stop.  When I told my friend that I was working on this donation, she gave me the idea of work on this series of the famous, wildly popular birds.  This is the image I found of the whole series of birds – didn’t even know there were so many of them! 


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and this is the full series that I've made - so in case you have missed any of the earlier ones, check the right side of this blog under "Labels" and under the section for "Crochet headwear" or "Crochet beanies".  Then for your convenience, add yourself to my blog or follow me on the blog and/or Facebook for all future updates.  Cheers.

Did you know that Stella, the pink angry bird has been mapped off the Galah, which is the rose breasted cockatoo, common in Australia?

Oh, may I, as usual, request you to please go through my notes for ideas on what I’ve done. I’ve basically used stuff toy patterns to make my caps so with this blog you get a cap and a stuff toy.
Thank you for joining me in our fun creativity session today.

  
Abbreviations used :
sc : single crochet                                                    dc : Double crochet
ch : chain                                                     ch-sp : chain space
sp : space                                                     rep : Repeat


Stitches used :
Starting slip knot :This is a neat new way to start your work without a slip knot.http://stitchesnscraps.com/tutorial-starting-chain-to-knot-or-not/

Magic circle :To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

Hdc : Half Double Crochet : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk), yo, draw through all 3 lps.  One hdc made.

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.

Here is a sizing chart for general head sizing :




Instructions using U.S terminology

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For my preemie caps I have worked the pattern ensuring I have a total length of 4” and a circumference of 12”. Please check the top of this blog for a sizing chart.

In general the pattern I’ve used for my preemie caps is as follows.

Start Round 1 : with a magic circle and 10 hdc in that circle.
 Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (10)

Round 2 : (Increase round ) : 2 hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (20)

Round 3 : (Increase round ) : hdc in the 1st hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc ;
*hdc in the next hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc* ;
rep *to* all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (30)

Round 4 : (Increase round ) : hdc in the 1st 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc ;
*hdc in the next 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc* ;
rep *to* all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (36)

Check that your hat circumference is about 12” for preemie.

Round 5 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (36)

Rep Round 5 till you have a finished length of 4”.

For all the birds that need a white belly, I’ve ended with a round of hdc and then finished off with a last round of crab stitch or reverse single crochet.

Crab stitch / Reverse single crochet : (Reverse sc) : This is your regular single crochet st, but done in reverse. 
Instead of moving ‘clockwise’ as we regularly work, you move anti-clockwise or counter clockwise, and you’ll achieve a slightly ‘bumpy’ single crochet, which is your reverse sc.
How to do the crab stitch or reverse single crochet : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE-ObvYb_Pk

All the little birds have eyes, a beak and head feathers – and for each of these I’ve just worked with a 3.5mm crochet hook and tightened the stitches a bit.  I have not used any polyfill stuffing anywhere as these caps are intended for preemies in the NICU.  If working for a slightly older kid, then you could use polyfill if you’d like.  May I suggest that you first fill your poly-fill into a stocking and then stuff – to keep it non-allergic and super safe. 
This is my stocking ball, just for your info (though have not used it for any of my caps here)


I have also not made tail feathers for any of them as my preemie babies are going to be lying down and they may hurt the back of the head.  If making yours for an older child, go crazy and spread huge smiles.

Some of the angry birds have a slightly different shape, so come on along and see what I’ve done with this cute range.


Stella –Pink angry bird cap
I found this free pattern for a Stella amigurumi toy on Ravelry at
I used the inspiration for the parts of the face, but for the general hat pattern, I went with the one I’ve written right on the top of this blog.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

PREEMIE CAPS 10 : CHUCK – Yellow Angry Bird


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PREEMIE CAPS 10
CHUCK – Yellow Angry Bird

Welcome back to the 10th blog in my series of preemie caps that I’ve made for my recent donation (of 200 caps) at charity centres in Australia.

In this blog I am creating Chuck, the yellow bird.  I got pretty fascinated as I started making this series and was keener on knowing which bird (in real life) these angry birds are mapped off.  Chuck, as I see, is mapped off a Canary – didn’t know canaries could get so angry !
This is the image I found of the whole series of birds – and this is the 5th bird in that series.

and this is the whole set that I have created.  

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In case you are just joining me and want some of my earlier projects, click under "Labels" on the right hand side of this blog.  For the earlier headwear, check under crochet headwear or crochet beanies.  Cheers.

Oh, may I, as usual, request you to please go through my notes for ideas on what I’ve done. I’ve basically used stuff toy patterns to make my caps so with this blog you get a cap and a stuff toy.
Thank you for joining me in our fun creativity session today.


Abbreviations used :
sc : single crochet                                                    dc : Double crochet
ch : chain                                                     ch-sp : chain space
sp : space                                                     rep : Repeat
hk : Hook


Stitches used :
Starting slip knot :This is a neat new way to start your work without a slip knot.http://stitchesnscraps.com/tutorial-starting-chain-to-knot-or-not/

Magic circle :To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

Hdc : Half Double Crochet : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk), yo, draw through all 3 lps.  One hdc made.

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.

Here is a sizing chart for general head sizing :




General Instructions :

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For my preemie caps I have worked the pattern ensuring I have a total length of 4” and a circumference of 12”. Please check the top of this blog for a sizing chart.

In general the pattern I’ve used for my preemie caps is as follows.

Start Round 1 : with a magic circle and 10 hdc in that circle.
 Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (10)

Round 2 : (Increase round ) : 2 hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (20)

Round 3 : (Increase round ) : hdc in the 1st hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc ;
*hdc in the next hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc* ;
rep *to* all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (30)

Round 4 : (Increase round ) : hdc in the 1st 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc ;
*hdc in the next 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc* ;
rep *to* all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (36)

Check that your hat circumference is about 12” for preemie.

Round 5 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc all around.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st hdc. (36)

Rep Round 5 till you have a finished length of 4”.

For all the birds that need a white belly, I’ve ended with a round of hdc and then finished off with a last round of crab stitch or reverse single crochet.

Crab stitch / Reverse single crochet : (Reverse sc) : This is your regular single crochet st, but done in reverse. 
Instead of moving ‘clockwise’ as we regularly work, you move anti-clockwise or counter clockwise, and you’ll achieve a slightly ‘bumpy’ single crochet, which is your reverse sc.
How to do the crab stitch or reverse single crochet : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE-ObvYb_Pk

All the little birds have eyes, a beak and head feathers – and for each of these I’ve just worked with a 3.5 mm crochet hook and tightened the stitches a bit.  I have not used any poly-fill stuffing anywhere as these caps are intended for preemies in the NICU.  If working for a slightly older kid, then you could use poly-fill if you’d like.  May I suggest that you first fill your poly-fill into a stocking and then stuff – to keep it non-allergic and super safe. 
This is my stocking ball, just for your info (though have not used it for any of my caps here)


I have also not made tail feathers for any of them as my preemie babies are going to be lying down and they may hurt the back of the head.  If making yours for an older child, go crazy and spread huge smiles.

Some of the angry birds have a slightly different shape, so come on along and see what I’ve done with this cute range.

Chuck – Yellow angry bird cap
Yet again, I found this free pattern for a Chuck stuff toy on Ravelry at

What I did with the stuff toy pattern : Substitute the sc with hdc. 
If making the stuff toy, follow pattern exactly.
For the embellishments, use a smaller hook and tighten stitches a bit, so that the features fit for the cap.  Here’s another idea.  Work the pattern as given (with sc) and see if that sizing works for the child you are making it for – if it does, then you just make the other parts the same size as instructed too. 

If you're visiting me here for the first time, and have liked the experience, do add me to your mailing list (for your convenience) , and all my future free patterns will come straight to your mail box.  

Check out my awesome pins on Pinterest at https://in.pinterest.com/shyamanivas/



And please join me on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Nothings-Crochet/248919438644360  for more patterns.

Do follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/ShyamaNivas


Have a great day and see you soon. J

Here are some of my other creations.  Have fun with these free patterns too