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Tuesday, 18 October 2016
ROTARY CHARITY CAPS II
ROTARY CHARITY CAPS II
I am making these for a Charity Drive with
Rotary India (Chembur) in conjunction with the Burns Clinic at Airoli, Navi
These are not my patterns. I found freebies on the net, and these notes are only for slight differences (mainly due to difference in yarn) as I make my project, so it can be beneficial for other Indians using local Indian yarns.
Materials used:Today I’ve used our lovely Indian Vardhaman Millenium and / or
Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply yarns with a 4 mm crochet hook
Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
fsc : Foundation single crochet dc
: Double crochet
I worked the pattern in the same way,
but had to tweak a little to get the size.
I started with a magic circle and 9
hdc as per pattern. I continued all the
way with the every round increase till I had 45 sts. I then continued with these 45 sts till I had
a project which was nearly 6” (measured from crown to brim).
Finish Circumference = 15”.
For the ears all I did was increase 2
lines at the end, so I worked an
extra 2 rows of 3 hdc.
All around the ears, I worked a round
of hdc in contrast dark pink yarn.
This pattern does not have eyes and a
nose, but as the pattern below did, I thought I’d add it in here too.
You could use ready-made safety eyes,
or a button and cross stitch in the centre of the button, but I didn’t have one
so I crocheted one.
:Work 6 sc in a magic circle and pull close
lightly. Join with a sl-st to the 1st
sc. Cut off yarn leaving a tail to attach.
In case you want a larger eye,
substitute hdc for the sc.
:Startwith 2 ch ; Work 3
hdc in the 2nd ch from hk.
1 :2 hdc in the 1st
hdc ; hdc in the next hdc ; 2 hdc in the next hdc. Turn.
2 :sl-st all the 5 hdc
till end. Fasten off and leave a long
tail to attach.
I used our Indian 4-ply acrylic and
have got a project of 6” from crown to brim and about 15” circumference.
Cap # 2 :
Bunny Rabit Hat
This cute free pattern is from the wonderful Sarah
of RepeatCrafterMe blog at
I have used our Indian 4-ply acrylic for this
project and is about 5.25” from crown to brim and about 17” circumference.
Cap # 4 : Cute Valentine Inspired Hat
Now this is truly Providence… or is it? This
free pattern was shared just today on Facebook, just as I was uploading my 1st
set of head wear for this donation drive (link for the set given just below this blog)
Guess “Someone else” also thinks the little ones need some fun caps.
For this pattern, you could start with a Magic
circle and work 12 dc in that circle.
I worked in dc (and in pattern) till Round 4 and
45 sts. I then changed to working in
hdc, mainly due to the kind of yarn I’m using – and as I’ve said before, this
yarn, though really soft, opens out a little too much in caps while using a
dc.. So you see, this change of stitch makes no change in the pattern.
I just checked how many inches I’d need for the size I’m working on, and worked
in hdc till I was at that length (from crown to brim)
For the eyes:
I decided to make little crochet ones from Cap 1
For the nose:
I decided to make a magic circle with 8 hdc in it, and then worked a small
increase in Round 2 of an hdc every other stitch (so hdc in 1st st ;
2 hdc in the next st ; hdc in the next st ; 2 hdc in the next st .. etc all
I made my nose slightly larger as I thought I’d
add a small blob of polyfill and 3D this cap up a bit.
For the ears:
mmm ..I’m not sure if I’m just tired and so
can’t get it , but I am unable to get the ears the way the designer has..
so I’ve decided to use the bunny ears (from above) instead.
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