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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