Monday, 2 January 2017

A FUN TOWEL TURBAN CAP

crochet turban, cap, headwear

crochet turban, cap, headwear
( #Blogaday 02/365 )

A FUN TOWEL TURBAN CAP


All of us have those special days when we wake up and our hair just doesn’t.. It decides that it just needs more sleep – and no matter *what* you do, it just does not behave – so this is a fun cap for those days.  I think this cap is also a great one when you have oiled (or colored? ) your hair and need a little warmth tucked in ;)

The original pattern for this cap is a free one.  I have a few ideas thrown in for good measure – and of course as usual, this is made using our Indian locally available yarns, so there’s information for those who wish to use this pattern but with our local yarn(s).

Materials used : Today I’ve used one skein of our lovely Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply yarns with a 4 mm crochet hook 


Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

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 :
 
How to join the two ends of your work : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUGb9pIcsXE



Instructions using U.S terminology

For this project, I’ve been inspired by the fun hair towel turban from http://hearthookhome.com/hair-towel-with-a-twist/ and just look at this photograph.. how can one resist such a project?


So as usual, all I’m adding to this fun pattern are the few (really few) tweaks that I’ve made.  As usual, I started with my foundation chains, so…

Start : with 9 fsc. Turn.

I worked the pattern all the way as given and then joined the two sides (non-straight sides) all the way from the top to bottom. 

I got a length of 27” and a width of 7.75” at the widest portion.

Sweet Nothings Crochet

Sweet Nothings Crochet

Sweet Nothings Crochet

Sweet Nothings Crochet

Sweet Nothings Crochet



Now how does one wear this cap?  I am not certain if it is meant to be a mystery because there is no mention of this in the instructions.  In fact, this is one reason why I have put off making this project for this long.  Even as I was making it, I was confused about its ‘wear’.  

But this is one way I thought up and here's a video to best explain it  


and then  there's this way ..


https://youtu.be/fOZW6XtCDto

So I think there are several ways to wear this, and I have taken a video of two ways 

1.       What is obvious is that the larger part of this project is the one that goes over the head (Duh, obvious!). However, I think you can wear it such that the longer tail falls behind you back, you then wrap it up under the nape of your neck, and then bring the tail portion back around the side and pin it up … OR
2.     You wear it such that the tail portion goes over the head and to the front of it, and then you wrap it at the crown of your head (over forehead) and then turn it and take the tail portion around the side of your head (which seems to be what the designer has done)
I think that if you keep it sideways (such that the tail is near the ears), you could loop the tail back either over the head or under it, and get another ‘wear’ as well.

Whatever the ‘wear’, I think this is a splendid idea and a great turban..so kudos to +HeartHookHome for this lovely freebie.

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I have a few pieces of headwear already made, and just in case you want a dekho at those free patterns … here you go  J