Tuesday, 5 June 2018

PREEMIE CAPS 23 - SESAME STREET CHARACTER CAPS


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PREEMIE CAPS 23

SESAME STREET CHARACTER CAPS

This is my 23rd blog write up for preemie caps made for a recent donation in Australia.  In this blog, I’ve made the characters from Sesame Street.
Come along and let’s see how we can spread some more small smiles.

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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

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.

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.



1.        Elmo cap

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Who doesn’t love Elmo, right?  I know when I made an Elmo inspired stuffed toy for a baby girl, that was and is one of her favourite toys.. makes both mum and baby smile.. so hey!
Come along and let’s make our Elmo inspired cap at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-elmo-earflap-beanie


Materials used : I have used a few grams of (Indian) Vardhaman Millenium 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.  The designer has given several sizes – so have fun.

As my cap is intended for preemies in NICU, I decided not to muck around with polyfill for the eyes and nose.  So rather than have them all pop out a lot, I worked as given in instructions and then flattened it all out a bit when stitching it on – and I think my cap looks absolutely brilliant.  
Go ahead, create and make a difference too J


2.      Ernie preemie cap

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3.      Bert preemie cap

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4.     Big Bird preemie cap 

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