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Saturday, 23 August 2014

BEANIES, BERETS, BABY TURBAN ‘N MORE - 1


BEANIES, BERETS, BABY TURBAN ‘N MORE - 1


Headwear is fun.  Headwear is creative.  Headwear gets the ‘brain juices’ flowin .. you take a simple bit of yarn, using your hook .. tie it up in a few knots, and voila! Before you know it .. you’ve got something to cover the head!  How lovely is that??! J

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

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. 
Just for your information, these are yarn weight specifications as per CYCA.



Crochet Baby Turban

Materials used : Vardhaman Baby Soft  ~ 15 gms ; 4 mm crochet hook
Size : 0-3 months
Skill level : Easy , beginner
Changes made : Did one last row of reverse sc / crab stitch at the end for a rounded finish.
Crab stitch / Reverse single crochet : (Reverse sc) : This is your regular single crochet st, but done in reverse.  So instead of moving ‘clockwise’ as we regularly work, you move anti-clockwise or counter clockwise, to achieve a slightly ‘bumpy’ single crochet, which is your reverse sc. 

Vaada slouch


 http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/vaada-slouch/93602
This is my original design.
The pattern has been written using U.S terminology.
One evening, while watching the lovely rom-com “The Vow”, in the last frame, Rachel McAdams wore this really cute slouchy.. and she looked so beautiful.. and oh so lost.. it was a tug on the heart strings (no wonder Channing Tatum looked all  lost too.. or just a great actor?? J).. so anyway, this is my take on that slouchy.. my “Vaada slouch” (Vaada meaning “Vow” in Hindi – and I vow that this is an easy pattern for you to follow as well J
Materials used : Tested using Vardhaman millennium DK ply yarn , 50 gms with 4.5 mm crochet hook ; Vanna solids, worsted weight acrylic, 0.75 skein/100 yds with 4.25 mm crochet
Size : Free size, easily adaptable for any size.
Skill level : Easy , beginner

Leher beanie



This is my original design.
The pattern has been written using U.S terminology and comes with a chart and photos
This beanie has been designed for a friend’s son, who loves going on treks and arranges adventure tours.  This young man, like the wave, is a calm, easy-going person – who broke all ‘moulds’ that Society creates and made a different life for himself.  He’s off yet again, on another adventure, and could use this warm hat.  This hat is part of set that includes a matching scarf.
Materials used : This pattern has been tested using 4-ply light fingering yarn, about 25 gms each of 2 colours, with a 4.5 mm crochet hook ; Caron Simply Soft and Pound of Love with a 4.5 mm crochet hook.
Size : Free size, easily adaptable for any size.
Skill level : Advanced beginner, Intermediate (as marked by tester, due to the multiple colours)

Teer beret & slouch

This is my original design. This design can be adapted to make either a beret or a slouch. It also has a matching scarf.
The pattern has been written using U.S terminology and comes with a chart and photos
Materials used : This pattern has been tested for the beret using Vardhaman millennium DK ply yarn ~45 gms with a 4.5 mm crochet hook ; Colourmart DK weight yarn ~84 gms with a 4.5 mm crochet hook ; Life DK Prints by Stylecraft ~50 gms with a 4.5 mm crochet hook ;
For slouch : Vardhaman millennium DK ply yarn ~90 gms with a 4.5 mm crochet hook ; Pound of love ~100 gms with a  4.5 mm crochet hook ; Primo from Premier yarns ~ 90 gms with a 4.5 mm crochet hook
Size : Free size
Skill level : Intermediate, advanced beginner (as marked by testers)


Very Berry Headband


http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/accessory/very-berry-headband/88020
And let’s throw in a headband for good measure. J
For best results, suggest using two colours of yarn, but this pattern is so cute and easy, it will show in one colour of yarn as well.
Materials used : This pattern has been tested using Vardhaman millennium DK ply ~ 15 gms each in 2 colours with a 4.5 mm crochet hook ;
Robin Paintbox DK wool ~25 gms with a 4 mm crochet hook ;
Unbranded 4-ply acrylic fingering yarn ~10 gms each with a 4 mm crochet hook ;
Snuggly Wuggly ~ 0.30 oz each colour with a G crochet hook ;
Stylecraft Special DK ~ 10 gms with a 4 mm crochet hook ;
Bernat Baby Sport Ombre ~ 1 oz (90) yds with a 4 mm crochet hook ;
Oswal mills 4-ply fingering weight yarn ~10 gms each with a 4 mm crochet hook ;
Bernat softee Baby Ombres with a 4 mm crochet hook ; and Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight ~1 oz using a G crochet hook
Size : Free size
Skill level : Easy, beginner

Hope you’ve enjoyed this weekend headwear special.  Do add me on your mailing list or on Google+ to avoid missing future updates. 

Have a great weekend too J