Thursday, 17 May 2018

PREEMIE CAPS - 5 : TMNT CAPS


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PREEMIE CAPS 5

TMNT CAPS

This is my next blog write up for preemie caps.. and as I just mentioned in my earlier blogs, what started as a ‘lets make a few caps’ has become a fun creativity project.  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can’t be missed out on, now can then?

With my recent donation of 200 caps in Australia, you can expect many many more new born and preemie baby cap blogs.  Keep an eye out for my blog and keep checking this space.  Add you email id to the blog for your convenience and all my blogs will automatically land in your inbox.  Cheers. 

Come along and let’s see how we can spread some more small smiles.

Abbreviations used :
sc : single crochet                                                   dc : Double crochet
ch : chain                                                    ch-sp : chain space
sp : space                                                    rep : Repeat
hk : hook                                                    hdc : Half double crochet

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.

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, 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

Here is a sizing chart for general head sizing :




Instructions using U.S terminology

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As I’ve mentioned in my earlier blog, for my preemie caps I have worked the pattern ensuring I have a total length of 4” and a circumference of 12”.
This is what worked for me, using my yarn(s) and hook.  Please check the top of this blog for a sizing chart.

In general the pattern I’ve used for my caps is as follows.  I have given links for the caps I’ve been inspired by, but the general principle I’ve used is the same for all of my caps – ensuring I get the preemie size right.
I have ended all my caps using crab stitch or reverse single crochet.  Links at the top of this blog for a ‘how to’.

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”.

Now below are some pattern links for my inspirations.  See what works for you with your yarn and hook.  Cheers



Ninja turtle baby caps instructions
The TMNT’s are iconic.  I have made a crochet cap inspired by the cute lil Ninja turtles before.  Check my blog – or Pinterest under My free patterns (made by me) for the full range of free patterns I’ve worked on.  So before we head off to the pattern link, may I do a bit of photo-bombing and showing off? ;)

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free crochet pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet headwear pattern, free crochet TMNT cap pattern, free crochet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cap pattern, Free crochet ninja turtle pattern, Oswal Cashmilon yarn, 4 mm crochet hook,

free crochet pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet headwear pattern, free crochet TMNT cap pattern, free crochet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cap pattern, Free crochet ninja turtle pattern, Oswal Cashmilon yarn, 4 mm crochet hook,

free crochet pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet headwear pattern, free crochet TMNT cap pattern, free crochet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cap pattern, Free crochet ninja turtle pattern, Oswal Cashmilon yarn, 4 mm crochet hook,

and just to show you how tiny these are, I've worn them over my palm... in fact when I shared these photos (below) on Instagram, I received orders by people thinking they were 'finger puppets' !! hmmmm, that's an idea, right? ;)

free crochet pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet headwear pattern, free crochet TMNT cap pattern, free crochet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cap pattern, Free crochet ninja turtle pattern, Oswal Cashmilon yarn, 4 mm crochet hook,

free crochet pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet headwear pattern, free crochet TMNT cap pattern, free crochet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cap pattern, Free crochet ninja turtle pattern, Oswal Cashmilon yarn, 4 mm crochet hook,

free crochet pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet headwear pattern, free crochet TMNT cap pattern, free crochet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cap pattern, Free crochet ninja turtle pattern, Oswal Cashmilon yarn, 4 mm crochet hook,

free crochet pattern, free crochet beanie pattern, free crochet headwear pattern, free crochet TMNT cap pattern, free crochet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cap pattern, Free crochet ninja turtle pattern, Oswal Cashmilon yarn, 4 mm crochet hook,

Enough dilly dallying and showing off photos.. Come along and let’s make our TMNT inspired caps at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ninja-turtle-hat-6

Materials used : I have used a few grams of (Indian) Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply acrylic yarn with a 4 mm crochet hook

Skill level : Easy

For this cap too, just work as many rows as you need checking circumference and length if the sizing does not work. 
Basically if you use the simple pattern, and change colours to get the ‘eye-bands’ of our four naughty heroes, you’ve got the TMNT range ;)

And that’s four awesomely cute Ninja preemie caps for you.

I plan on making a few more preemie caps, so do follow me / this blog for more fun and interesting ideas.  Cheers.

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Have a great day and see you soon. J

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