A fun towel / turban cap


I love making unusual and unique projects and this project totally fits that bill.  This is a cap that mimics a towel, and can be twisted up to become a turban.

I chanced on this project somewhere on the internet and thought it was a neat idea.  I have, as usual, added it to my blog as I make my own project, with notes on how one can make it using our locally available Indian yarn

So how did this project come along?  I was talking with my friend (who lives abroad) and she mentioned how "lucky I was" to just walk down the road to get my hair treatments done at a salon. She added that if she wanted to do the Indian mehndi (henna) treatment, she had to go to this special place, which was 2 buses and half an hour away.  If you have done the mehndi treatment, you will know that one needs to allow it to soak in the hair for at least 2 - 3 hrs, and she, obviously does not like sitting around for that long - so opts to 'just wrap her head in some ole scarf, stick her nose into a book and not look anyone in the eye', and take her buses back home!  When I saw this project, I thought this was just perfect for her.

Skill level : Easy to Intermediate

Materials used to Crochet DIY Cap

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

Stitches used to crochet Fun Towel Cap (Using US terminology)
 
Fsc: Foundation Single Crochet : Learn or refresh your skill on how to crochet a fsc stitch

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 dc row 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 videos on how to crochet a chainless DC start

In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start.

Join two ends : Refresh your memory or learn how to join the two ends of your work

Here are sizing chart 1 and sizing chart 2 for general head sizing.

 

Pattern for making Fun Towel cap
 
Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology
fsc: Foundation Single Crochet

dc : Double crochet                                             sp(s) : Space(s)

st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                    hk : Hook

lp : Loop(s)                                                            yo : Yarn Over

sk : Skip                                                                  sc : Single crochet

Read step by step Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

 

I am sure there are several fun ways to wear this project, but here's what we thought would work for us

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A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'. We (as a family) are also staunch protectors of stray animals and will continue to do our bit to make this a safe world for them. We strongly believe in Refuse-Reuse-Recycle, which seeps into projects too. Why did I start blogging? Over the years, I found many patterns that specify yarns that are not available locally. There are also hundreds of free patterns on the web, which are not in English or which only have a chart and no written instructions. I am fortunate that I am able to read charts and I just thought it would be lovely to share these ideas as I make my own projects, using our available local yarns. I started my blog page in October 2013, but was a really sporadic contributor. In the past year and a half, I have been writing diligently and have had a lot of really interesting creative products made. I am happy to be part of this similar minded group of crafters. ACHIEVEMENTS : In October 2016, my blog was adjudged among the Top 100 Crochet Blogs to follow http://blog.feedspot.com/crochet_blogs/ In January 2016, I won the Guinness World Record for being part of the Record for the World's largest blanket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK7RYDGj_xk In 2014 and 2016, I played the Ravellenic Games on the Ravelry Craft group and have won great (digital) accolades http://www.ravelry.com/people/shyamanivas

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